Ginger: a Natural remedy against inflammation and oxidative Stress – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Ginger has many health-promoting properties

Ginger is an ancient remedy and spice that can be used in many ways for health – for example, against inflammation. Because according to a recent study, ginger inflammation, and oxidative Stress counteracts.

New study examines the effect of ginger

In a recent study published in the “Journal of Herbal Medicine”, Researchers have tested the effect of ginger against inflammation and free radicals. For this, they analyzed fourteen randomized controlled studies and came to the conclusion that dietary supplementation with ginger may be effective against inflammation and oxidative Stress.

“In conclusion, the present study conclude that Supplementation with ginger can improve the state of health in adults by reducing inflammatory and oxidative stress markers”, – stated in the conclusion. However, the researchers note, also, that further studies with a high methodological quality are needed to prove this effect even better in the future.

Most people know of ginger to strengthen the immune system, but it also has an effect on our stomach, it has anti-biotic properties and is intended to promote the circulation of the blood. And Best of all, It is quite simple to make use of the positive effect of the ginger tuber daily.

Ginger contains many antioxidants

The ginger root is rich in antioxidants. These substances help to prevent damage to our cells caused by free radicals (oxidative Stress). With such a cell damage, among other things, the development of cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, or premature skin’s aging (wrinkles) in the context of; however, the exact backgrounds are not explored yet.

In cell metabolism, a certain degree of free Radicals is always, however, as long as sufficient antioxidants are present, it is not a Problem. Because antioxidants can make free radicals harmless. They can be supplied through the diet and are, for example, fruits in the Form of Vitamin C in citrus or to find Vitamin E in nuts. The trace element selenium is also an antioxidant, which is found for example in fish, dairy products, eggs, nuts and lentils.

If you regularly consume ginger can make the antioxidants contribute to keep your cells healthy.

Important note to potential side effects

So far, not yet been researched conclusively whether ginger can have unwanted side effects and if so, at what dosage this may.

Ginger is, however, attributed to a positive effect on blood circulation, so Pregnant women and people with high blood pressure the consumption of ginger carefully. If in doubt, ask your family doctor or your family doctor, if you are allowed to consume ginger and, if so, in what quantity per day.

Ginger tea and ginger water

The health benefits of ginger we can use every day very easy for us, by drinking ginger tea or ginger water. For this, you add a glass of cold or hot water to taste a few chopped slices of ginger.

If you like, you can add lemon and maybe some honey sweet. On hot days, fresh pepper give mint or fresh Basil for the ginger water to a cooling touch. If you like it more refreshing, you can serve the drink with ice cubes.

What you should consider in the preparation of ginger tea you get at our article “ginger tea: All the power of healing through proper preparation”.

Still more about the “miracle tuber” ginger

If you want to know more about the healing power of ginger, read our article “the ginger – and-effect, recipes and plants” and “Yellow ginger – a real miracle tuber”. (kh)