Studies have shown Potential Benefits:
Digestive health, nausea, motion sickness, heart health, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, brain health, neuro-protective, helps relieve indigestion, gas, bloating, & diarrhea
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold. Ginger is a synergistic herb that potentiates, harmonizes and improves the bioavailability of other herbs. “Ginger has been used as a spice as well as medicine in India and China since ancient times. It was known in Europe from the 9th century and in England from the 10th century for its medicinal properties. Native Americans used wild ginger rhizome to regulate menstruation and heartbeat. Ginger is thought to act directly on the gastrointestinal system to reduce nausea. Therefore, it is used to prevent nausea resulting from chemotherapy, motion sickness, and surgery. Ginger is known as a popular remedy for nausea during pregnancy. Ginger is also used to treat various types of other GI problems like morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, bloating, heartburn, flatulence, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and dyspepsia (discomfort after eating). According to Indian Ayurvedic medicinal system, ginger is recommended to enhance the digestion of food. Besides these, ginger has been reported as a pain relief for arthritis, muscle soreness, chest pain, low back pain, stomach pain, and menstrual pain. It can be used for treating upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. As an anti-inflammatory agent, it is recommended for joint problems . It is also used to warm the body for boosting the circulation and lowering high blood pressure. Because of its warming effect, ginger acts as antiviral for treatment of cold and flu.” Ginger and its Constituents”
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16187193/ – Pharmacological Basis for the Medicinal Use of Ginger in Gastrointestinal Disorders – Gastrointestinal, Diarhhea, Colic
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21818642/ – Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces acute chemotherapy-induced nausea: a URCC CCOP study of 576 patients -Nausea
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2683568/ – The anti-motion sickness mechanism of ginger. A comparative study with placebo and dimenhydrinate – Motion sickness nausea
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4369959/ – Ginger and Its Constituents: Role in Prevention and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer – Anti-cancer
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268983190_Effect_of_Ginger_Zengiber_Officinal_with_Vitamin_A_to_Enhance_Libido_in_Local_Ram – Effect of Ginger (Zengiber Officinal) with Vitamin A to Enhance Libido in Local Ram (2011) – Positive – Libido, Aphrodisiac
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15613983/ – Ginger lowers blood pressure through blockade of voltage-dependent calcium channels – Improves Circulation and lowers Blood Pressure
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21918995/ – Fat digestion and absorption in spice-pretreated rats. – Ginger enhances fat digestion and absorption in high-fat fed situation through enhanced secretion of bile salts and a stimulation of the activity pancreatic lipase. At the same time, the energy expenditure is facilitated by these spices to prevent the accumulation of absorbed fat. – Weight Loss
https://www.iasj.net/iasj?func=fulltext&aId=71548 – There were significant increases in serum FSH, LH & testosterone levels in infertile men after treatment by ginger as compared with before treatment. Testosterone
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18813412/ – Forty-five patients in the treatment group and 40 patients in placebo group participated in this study. There was a significant reduce in triglyceride, cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), levels of before and after study separately in each group (p<0.05). Investigation of the effect of ginger on the lipid levels. A double blind controlled clinical trial. The results show that ginger has a significant lipid lowering effect compared to placebo. Cholesterol Lipid Reduction
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17010224/ – Anti-diabetic
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25230520/ – Ginger contains pungent phenolic substances collectively known as gingerols. 6-Gingerol is the major pharmacologically-active component of ginger. It is known to exhibit a variety of biological activities including anticancer, anti-inflammation, and anti-oxidation. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10793599/ Systematic review of randomized clinical trials on the efficacy of ginger for nausea & vomiting. One study was found for each of the following conditions: seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea. These studies collectively favored ginger over placebo. Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9815340/- Ginger has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication in this study.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16389016/ – Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995184/ – According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20418184/ – This study demonstrates that daily consumption of raw and heat-treated ginger resulted in moderate-to-large reductions in muscle pain following exercise-induced muscle injury. Our findings agree with those showing hypoalgesic effects of ginger in osteoarthritis patients and further demonstrate ginger’s effectiveness as a pain reliever. These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11710709/ – In the 247 evaluable patients, the percentage of responders experiencing a reduction in knee pain on standing was superior in the ginger extract group compared with the control group. In a controlled trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277626/ – This area of research is relatively new, but ginger may have powerful anti-diabetic properties. In a recent 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12%. It dramatically improved HbA1c (a marker for long-term blood sugar levels), leading to a 10% reduction over a period of 12 weeks. There was also a 28% reduction in the ApoB/ApoA-I ratio, and a 23% reduction in markers for oxidized lipoproteins. These are both major risk factors for heart disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016669/ – Helps relieve chronic indigestion
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18403946/ – Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216660/ – In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period. Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen. Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18813412/ – In a 45-day study of 85 individuals with high cholesterol, 3 grams of ginger powder caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers. Showed reductions in total cholesterol and blood triglycerides.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4211852/ – Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process. They are believed to be among the key drivers of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related
cognitive decline. Bioactive compounds in ginger help can inhibit inflammatory responses in the brain.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3253463/ –Ginger (Zingiber officinal) improves cognitive function in middle-aged healthy women. The present study demonstrates that ginger extract enhances both attention and cognitive processing capabilities of healthy, middle-aged women, with no side effects reported. Therefore, our data reveal that Zingiber officinale extract is a potential brain tonic to enhance cognitive function for middle-age women
Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. Improving brain function in elderly women.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21197427/ &https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23374025/ & https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20952170/ – There are also numerous studies in animals showing that ginger can protect against age-related decline in brain function
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18814211/ – anti-bacterial Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) has been used widely as a food spice and an herbal medicine. In particular, its gingerol-related components have been reported to possess antimicrobial and antifungal properties, as well as several pharmaceutical properties. It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957173/ – specific compounds in ginger, such as gingerols and zingerone, have been found to inhibit viral replication and prevent viruses from entering host cells – anti-viral – Ginger has been shown to have impressive antiviral activity due to its high concentration of potent plant compounds.