Why Ginger Should Always Have a Place in Your Home and Your Shopping List

raw gingerGinger is a key ingredient in most Asian dishes and can take away the fishy taste and smell of most seafood dishes. But did you know that this gnarly root has great medicinal effects?

According to the University of Maryland, ginger has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for diarrhea, nausea, colic and heart disease. Ginger has been used in China for over 2000 years in their teas and cooking. But what can ginger do for the modern age when pills and synthetic formulas are readily-available?

Bambrick Produce shares some of what ginger and ginger supplements can do for certain conditions:

1. Ease nausea during pregnancy

When your wife learns about this, she might just send you out for wholesale vegetables in Brisbane markets. Since ginger isn’t a synthetic drug, pregnant women can take ginger tea or tisane or take ginger supplements. Ask the gynaecologist how often you need to take based on your needs.

2. Ease nausea in chemotherapy patients

The University of Maryland and the Mayo Clinic recommends that cancer patients that are about to undergo chemotherapy start taking ginger root powder as early as three days before they start the round of drugs. This gets your body prepped and ready to fight the nausea before it’s even started.

3. Reduce pain from osteoarthritis

Some studies have shown that taking ginger extract through supplements twice daily have reduced inflammation. While the study did not mention conclusive whole-body results, patients with osteoarthritis in their knees showed the best response to the treatment. Keep in mind that ginger has been used as an anti-inflammatory treatment since the ancient times.

Keep in mind that as with all natural medical solutions, you might only be able to notice any effects over time. Doctors recommend that you take ginger along with your usual round of drugs to get enhanced (but not guaranteed) effects.