Ginger can be taken as a tea, supplement, or you can cut fresh ginger root and add it to salads, dehydrate it for a healthy snack, or enjoy it with sushi. It has a great tasting flavor that adds some spice to whatever dish you want.
Ginger tea has been proven effective against various types of pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It stops prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain to the blood vessels.
Ginger also helps to promote a healthy cardiovascular system because it aids in making platelets less sticky which reduces heath problems on the circulatory system.
It’s a natural anti-inflammatory especially helpful with arthritic conditions. In one study a ginger preparation helped relieve pain and swelling in 75% of the people tested.
Like aspirin, gingerol can be used for reducing fever and is also a beneficial cough suppressant that is unaccompanied by unwanted side effects. An extract should be standardized to at least a 5% gingerol content.