What Does The Ginger Extract Good For You ?
Ginger, the underground stem, or rhizomes, of the plant Zingiber officinale, has been used medicinally since ancient times in Chinese, Indian and Arabic herbal traditions.In China, for example, ginger has been used for more than 2,000 years to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea and nausea.Ginger has also been used since ancient times to help treat arthritis, hernias, diarrhea and heart disease. Used as a culinary condiment for at least 4,400 years in its native Asia, ginger grows in rich, moist tropical soils.
Ginger extract is a good gastrointestinal health product. Its main ingredient gingerol can enhance intestinal peristalsis by promoting blood circulation and other effects, and treat digestive disorders, constipation, dysentery and other gastrointestinal diseases. It has the effect of lowering body temperature induced by serotonin and can alleviate dizziness and headache caused by exercise and cold. Gingerol compounds can also inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins, can treat rheumatoid arthritis and bone hyperplasia.
It has the functions of strengthening stomach and anti-gastric ulcer, gallbladder, protecting liver, strengthening heart, inhibiting platelet aggregation, anti-halo, anti-tumor, central inhibition, enhancing immunity, antibacterial, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, and has strong antioxidant ability.
1. Nausea and vomiting: Ginger has been shown to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness caused by traveling by car or boat. Clinical trials have found that ginger may reduce nausea associated with surgical anesthesia, and a preliminary trial suggests that ginger may help prevent nausea associated with chemotherapy.
2. Carsick: Many studies have suggested that ginger is more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms associated with motion sickness. In a study of 80 novice sailors (who were prone to motion sickness), those given powdered ginger extract experienced significantly less vomiting and cold sweats than those given a placebo. Similar results were found in a study of healthy volunteers.
3. Nausea and vomiting after surgery: At least two studies have found ginger to be more effective than a placebo in reducing pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting.In a small study involving 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who ingested 1 gram of ginger extract daily for four days reported better vomiting reduction than those who took a placebo. In a larger study that included 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dose of ginger extract reported less nausea and reported fewer episodes of vomiting than those who received a placebo.
4. Nausea and vomiting after surgery: Studies have presented mixed conclusions regarding the use of ginger in the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting. In both studies, one gram of ginger extract taken before surgery was equally effective in reducing nausea compared with mainstream drugs. In one of the two studies, women who took ginger extract needed significantly less nausea medication after surgery.
5. Anti inflammatory effect: In addition to its effects on nausea and vomiting, ginger extract has long been used in traditional medicine to reduce the effects of inflammation. In fact, many herbalists currently use ginger to help treat health problems associated with inflammation, such as arthritis, bronchitis, and ulcerative colitis.In a recent study involving 261 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee, those who took ginger extract twice a day experienced less pain and needed less pain medication than those who took a placebo.
6. Digestive tract tonic: Ginger is considered a tonic for the digestive tract, stimulating digestive function and toning intestinal muscles. This function helps substances move through the digestive tract, reducing intestinal irritation. Ginger may protect the stomach from the damaging effects of alcohol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and may help prevent ulcers.
7. Cardiovascular system health, etc : Ginger may also support cardiovascular health by reducing platelet viscosity and accumulation. A small number of preliminary studies suggest that ginger may lower cholesterol and prevent blood clotting. These functions protect blood vessels from obstruction and the harmful effects of obstruction such as arteriosclerosis.
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