The Power of Ginger
Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic rhizome which is also a digestive with blood sugar lowering(1) and cancer-fighting (2) properties. Ginger has been known for centuries to relieve nausea (3), reduce muscle and joint pain and act as an anti-oxidant. It has also been shown to help in weight loss by aiding metabolism, prevent and reverse fatty liver disease and protect against toxic environmental chemicals such as parabens. Ginger can be stored in the freezer, powdered, or eaten fresh. It makes a soothing tea with honey and cinnamon which can aid digestion and help heartburn.1. Khandouzi, Nafiseh, et al. “The Effects of Ginger on Fasting Blood Sugar, Hemoglobin A1c, Apolipoprotein B, Apolipoprotein AI and Malondialdehyde in Type 2 Diabetic Patients.” Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR 14.1 (2015): 131.2. Ahmad N, Katiyar S.K, Mukhtar H. Antioxidants in chemoprevention of skin cancer. Curr Probl Dermatol. 2001;29:128–39.3.Borrelli F, Capasso R, Aviello G, Pittler MH, Izzo AA. Effectiveness and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Apr;105(4):849-56. 2005. PMID:15802416.