Believe it or not, ginger has been used medicinally for years and years. It is most widely known to soothe nausea and upset stomachs in the U.S. But in recent studies it has been found that it can be used for more healthful purposes.
Treats Asthma Symptoms
In a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, found that when adding compounds of ginger into a type of asthma medication, called isoproterenol, it can enhance bronchodilating effects.
Anti-Inflammatory To Provide Pain Relief
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce pain relief. It was found in a study that woman athletes who took three grams of ginger or cinnamon on the daily were prone to a significant decrease in muscle soreness. It is also found to be as successful as ibuprofen when it domes to relieving pain from a menstrual cycle.
Nausea and Motion Sickness
Ginger helps clear and soothe your gastrointestinal tract because it is an intestinal spasmolytic and carminative. Meaning that it prevents flatulence and spasms in your intestinal tract. Make ginger a staple in your diet if you suffer from nausea or motion sickness.
Helps Control Hunger
Ginger has also been proved to enhance thermogenesis and reduce the feelings of hunger. It has beneficial impacts on your metabolism and fat storage. Research suggests that if you consume thermogenic ingredients, it could boost your metabolism overall by 5% and increase fat burning by 16%.