This article is a brief summary of the healthful effects of ginger spice, and its medicinal applications.
Ginger has been circulating the globe for thousands of years, unfortunately without serious research I would not be able to discern where it originally was first domesticated. Most of the ginger spice currently grown in the world is made in India, then China, then Indonesia and parts of Africa.
For many years ginger spice has been used in drinks and other pleasantries to cure ailments such as sore throat, upset stomach, nausea, and lethargy in India and other parts of Asia. A study was done on ‘Mythbusters’ to see if ginger along with several other motion sickness medications worked when compared to placebo, ginger was recognized as effective at curing symptoms related to motion sickness. Bile production is increased with consumption of ginger and is also an effective antibiotic, when your body produces more bile you are less likely to develop complications related to infection or inflammation of the bowels.
Although ginger spice doesn’t give hallucinogenic effects when consumed it is a stimulant such as coffee or sugar, it can cause serious complications if you take too much so do be wary of your tolerance level. An overdose of ginger is often related to the jitters, as the stimulatory effects increase the level at which your nervous system operates on.
Taking ginger over a course of time has been shown to reduce the amount of gas a person has, it’s also an effective treatment for constipation and diarrhea. It is also an anti-inflammatory, and has been used for the flu and many other illnesses in the past as such.
Iron and Selenium are found in high concentrations in ginger, iron is important for healthy blood and selenium has been shown useful to keep your heart working properly.