7 Remarkable Reasons Ginger Is Good for Body & Brain

Ginger, closely related to turmeric and cardamom, is well known for its medicinal properties. Health benefits include treating nausea, easing menstrual pains, and relieving joint pain. Ginger is widely available in many forms, including fresh. The health benefits of ginger are mostly due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and therapeutic compounds.

  • 1 Relief from morning sickness

    Ginger has a long history of use as a seasickness remedy, but it may be most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.

  • 2 Lowers blood sugars

    High blood sugar can cause many symptoms from headaches, increased thirst, and increased urination. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues such as nerve damage. According to more recent research, it is thought ginger may have strong anti-diabetic properties.

  • 3 Ease menstrual pains

    Ginger can be just as useful at providing relief from period cramps and headaches as over-the-counter medications. Studies have found that ginger not only reduces the intensity of menstrual pain, but also the duration.

  • 4 Aids in digestion

    Ginger is perhaps most commonly known for its ability to support digestive health. Indigestion is characterized by pain, discomfort, or burning in the upper part of the stomach. It is believed delayed emptying of the stomach causes the pain or burning sensation. Ginger helps speed up the emptying of the stomach, therefore, relieving the pain and burning.

  • 5 Delay the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and improve brain function

    Among the key drivers of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia are oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Some studies in animals have found that antioxidants in ginger can prevent inflammation in the brain. Evidence also suggests that ginger can enhance brain function.


  • 6 Joint pain relief

    Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, adding ginger to your diet could help muscle pain and arthritis-related joint pain.

  • 7 Lowers cholesterol

    High levels of cholesterol can build up in the blood and cause blockages, which increase your risk of heart disease. Ginger lowers cholesterol levels, which reduces your risk of heart problems.

Now it’s time to take advantage of ginger’s health benefits. Ginger, as mentioned above, is available in many forms and can be easily included in your diet. Ginger can be fresh, ground or juiced into your favorite smoothies, added to soups, salads, or baked goods. Why not try adding it to sauces or marinades too? Ginger root tea or ginger water is perfect for nausea or to simply relax with at the end of a long day.

If you have any questions about the health benefits of ginger or want to know how to further reduce chronic pain, inflammation, high blood sugar or cholesterol get in touch and I’ll make sure we squeeze you in for an appointment.