Botanical Source: Zingiber officinale
Plant Part Used: Rhizome
Specification: Gingerols 5% to 20% Test By HPLC
Ginger oleoresin by SCFE-CO2
Ginger oil by SCFE-CO2
Ginger is used as a traditional treatment or as home remedies for headaches, common flu, painful menstrual periods, vomiting, cough and colds as well as food poisoning. It can also help in reducing the pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by lowering the level of inflammation.
Ginger powder can help reduce the symptoms of motion sickness better than placebo does. Pregnant women who drink at least one gram of ginger daily were able to find relief from morning sicknesses, like vomiting and nausea. But, it is highly-advised that pregnant women should consult their physicians prior to drinking ginger. Also, they should not drink more than one gram of ginger extract every day.
Ginger extract is a good source of cure for colon and ovarian cancers. Ginger is also capable of killing 5-LO enzymes and the absence of this kind of enzyme will cause the prostate cancer cells to die. It can help reduce the risk of diabetic nephropathy or kidney damage. Drinking ginger extract helps fight Alzheimer's disease. Ginger is able to relieve migraine, muscle and joint injuries.
For those who underwent surgery, they can also experience the positive effects of ginger extract. One gram of ginger root extract can help reduce vomiting and nausea, which usually occurs after a surgery.
Ginger extract can also help prevent the formation of blood clots by lowering the body's cholesterol level, thus in turn helps in the treatment of heart diseases. Although ginger extracts or any other herb of its kind are good in strengthening the body and in fighting diseases, they also have possible yet rare side effects especially when they are being interacted with other medications, herbs and supplements.