For centuries, the herbal plant ginger has been used to cure various health problems. One of the benefits of ginger that people who live in the mountains often do is to warm the body.
But do you know? What are the benefits of ginger for health?
Launching the halodoc page, here are some of the health benefits of ginger:
1. Anti aging and cancer
The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties contained in ginger can control the aging process. And ginger is said to be able to prevent various cancers. However, this still needs further research.
2. Relieves menstrual pain
Several studies have proven that consuming ginger can relieve menstrual pain in women. Even called the efficacy of ginger equivalent to the drug ibuprofen and mefenamic acid.
Try drinking at least four glasses of ginger water, to get the benefits of ginger in relieving pain during menstruation. Drink ginger water for two days of the start of your menstrual period. The effect of ginger on the stomach is said to help relieve pain.
3. Lowering blood glucose and cholesterol
According to research, regular consumption of ginger can significantly lower blood glucose and can reduce LDL cholesterol (bad fats), triglycerides, and increase HLD (good fats).
4. Strengthen the immune system
The content of vitamin C and magnesium in ginger can help the body in strengthening the immune system and the content of gingerols, shogaols, and zingerones which can function as antioxidants for the body.
5. Ward off bacterial and viral infections
The content of gingerol in ginger is believed to be able to inhibit bacterial infections such as shigella, E.coli, and others as well as being able to overcome DNA damage and treat colds and flu if you drink ginger regularly.
6. Relieve muscle pain
Drinking ginger regularly can relieve muscle pain. Based on the results of a study from the University of Georgia, United States, ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect which is also efficacious in reducing muscle pain.
7. Relieves Morning Sickness
According to a study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ginger is helpful in reducing symptoms of morning sickness during early pregnancy. Ginger root extract has been used for more than two thousand years to treat symptoms of indigestion, such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloating, and belching.
8. Overcome Digestive Problems
The oil extract contained in ginger is believed to be able to overcome the problem of stomach pain because of its antibacterial properties. Digestive disorders generally occur due to bad bacteria that enter, so consumption of ginger is suitable as an antithesis.
Well, that’s above some of the benefits of the ginger plant. It should be noted before consuming ginger that there are some conditions that a person is not recommended to consume too much ginger. So to be safer before consuming ginger, it is better to consult a doctor first.