What is the ginger used for?
Ginger is used orally for diseases when traveling, morning sickness, cramps, colic, delay in digestion, bloating, nausea caused by chemotherapy, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, loss of appetite, headache, and discontinuation of treatment in the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors).
Ginger is commonly used as a remedy for colds and for improving the circulation. In fact, when you feel cold, a fever or any other symptoms of the first cold, the ginger tea is the right choice to warm up your body.
Chemotherapy causes nausea and vomiting, there are conflicting data on the efficacy of ginger, which probably leads to the conclusion that the reactions are individual. There is evidence that ginger can have mild effects in osteoarthritis. Combined with garlic, the devil claw and omega 3-6-9 fatty acids lead to better outcomes in rheumatic changes. Studies have shown that the results are manifested only after several weeks of use, in terms of reducing pain during movement and joint stiffness. However, you cannot restore the full functionality of the musculoskeletal system.
How does ginger work?
Medicinal parts of ginger are the root and the rhizome. Ginger shows a number of pharmacological effects: reduces fever, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-cough. There are preliminary results showing that under the effects of ginger the blood sugar levels and the lipid levels are reducing preventing the formation of thrombus.
What do scientific researches say?
The German scientist has approved the use of ginger in loss of appetite, nausea while driving and digestive problems associated with heartburn and bloating.
The studies conducted on pregnant women show that ginger can safely be used for morning sickness without a risk to the fetus. Taking ginger tea reduces nausea in some pregnant women.