Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish green flowers. Its rhizome, ginger root or Ginger is widely used as spice and folk medicine. The ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant.Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, which also includes turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.
Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. It is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food.
Ginger has many benefits it contribute to human body, these are the benefits.
Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. It’s responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties
1: Ginger is used as spice;
Ginger has been recognized as spice in cooking different meal, it add delicious flavor to meal whenever it is being used to cook, nowadays a lot of people use ginger to cook almost everything they cook.The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.
2: It reduced gas and improves digestion
Research made us to understand that ginger helps in the break-up and expulsion of gas from the gastrointestinal tract during digestion thereby providing relief from any discomfort. It also provide enzymes that helps in digestion of food.
3: it reduces cold and flu
Researches have proven that fresh ginger helps in protecting the respiratory tract there by helping one to recover from cold or flu.
4: Ginger reduces blood sugar level
Researches have also proven that ginger has anti_diabetic properties. Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.
5: Ginger reduces inflammation and oxidant effect.
Gingerol_ a component found in Ginger has an anti-inflammatory and anti_oxidant effect. It helps to reduce inflammation caused in the body.
6: it preventss cancer.
The gingerol component in Ginger serves as an anticancerous component, it help to prevent cancer. So if you are always taking Ginger, the risk of getting cancer is less.
7: it reduces colesterol.
Research has proven that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, and blood triglyceride levels. This reduce the risk factory of heart attack.
8: it prevents infection
Ginger prevents contraction of infection, it built up the immune system so that it can be difficult for the body to contract infection, it also kills infection that are already in the body system
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