Science Earth
Home » » Ginger – The Healthiest Spice May Help Prevent Cancer

Ginger – The Healthiest Spice May Help Prevent Cancer

Written By Admin on Friday, April 1, 2016 | 7:34:00 AM

Aromatic and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to Asian stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes.
Fresh ginger root is available year round in the produce section of your local market.
It is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture. The flesh of the rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety.
It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.
It has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems (nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain).
The root or underground stem (rhizome) of this plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, inoil form or as juice.
Read also: MUST TRY! How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Ginger At Home
It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
Here are 10 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research:
  • It has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress;
  • It’s anti-vomiting action has been shown to be very useful in reducing the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy;
  • It may reduce muscle pain and soreness;
  • The anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis;
  • It may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors;
  • It can help treat chronic indigestion;
  • Ginger powder may significantly reduce menstrual pain;
  • It may lower cholesterol levels. In a 45-day study of 85 individuals with high cholesterol, 3 grams of ginger powder caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers;
  • It contains a substance that may help prevent cancer;
  • The active ingredient in this spice can help fight infections.