Ginger Powder 80g
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Ginger Powder 80g

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Earthy with a kick, ginger has been used for millennia to spice food and treat ailments.

Ginger is native to Asia and is the flowering plant of the Zingiberaceae family. Its root, or stem, adds flavor to many types of cuisine, but is also an ancient herbal remedy for a host of ailments. Drinking ginger tea may help with everything from motion sickness to cancer prevention.

Here are just some of the known and suspected benefits of ginger tea.

Motion sickness

Folk medicine suggests that ginger tea can help calm motion sickness symptoms like dizziness, vomiting, and cold sweats.

Nausea from morning sickness or chemotherapy

Some experts believe the active components in ginger — volatile oils and phenol compounds called gingerols — can help relieve nausea caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, or surgery.

Blood pressure and heart health

Research has suggested that ginger consumption can be protective against heart disease. The pungent herb may help:

Weight and blood sugar control

A 2012 study from Columbia University involving 10 overweight men found that drinking hot ginger tea (in this case, ginger powder dissolved in hot water) increased their feelings of fullness and reduced hunger.

A review of the research suggests that ginger may be effective in managing obesity. However, most of the experiments have been rat studies, which suggest that ginger may help prevent obesity and obesity-related complications.

Ginger may help improve blood sugar control, reduce A1C, insulin, and triglycerides among people with type 2 diabetes.

Pain relief

Ginger has been used to treat inflammation for centuries and this practice now has a body of scientific evidence behind it. It’s been shown in several studies to help relieve pain from osteoarthritis of the knee in particular.

Ginger tea may also help alleviate headaches, menstrual cramps, sore muscles, and other types of pain.

Immune support and cancer prevention

It’s believed that the antioxidants in ginger can help strengthen your immunity and reduce stress. Inhaling the steam from ginger tea may also help relieve nasal congestion and other respiratory issues from the common cold or environmental allergies.

Research has even shown that ginger may help prevent cancer. In laboratory research ginger has been shown to fight several different types of cancer cells, including pancreatic and colon cancer.

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