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To What Extent Can Ginger And Tumeric Be Effective?

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Ginger and turmeric are two flowering plants that are widely used in natural or herbal medicine. They are also easy to come across, making its benefits reach humans.

Ginger, or Zingiber officinale, originated in Southeast Asia and has long been used as a natural remedy for various health conditions that pose a threat to human health. Its medicinal properties are mostly due to the presence of phenolic compounds, including gingerol, a chemical believed to possess effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

Tumeric, also called Curcuma longa, is often used as a spice in Indian cooking.

It contains the chemical compound called curcumin, which has been shown to aid in treating and preventing several chronic conditions. Both ginger and turmeric can be consumed fresh, dried, or ground (powdered), and added to meals. They’re also available in supplement form.

   Let's hop into the benefits of these plants.

1. Tumeric and ginger are effective at reducing pain and diseases as well as inflammatory infections. Ginger and turmeric have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which could help decrease pain and protect against disease. A study in 120 people with osteoarthritis found that taking 1 gram of ginger extract per day for 3 months effectively reduced inflammation and decreased levels of nitric oxide, a molecule that plays a key role in the inflammatory process.

2. Tumeric and ginger are powerful immune boosters. Many people take turmeric and ginger at the first symptom of sickness, hoping to enhance immune function and sidestep cold or flu symptoms.Some research shows that ginger, in particular, may possess powerful immune-boosting properties.

3. They are effective at fighting off respiratory tract infections. One test-tube study proved that fresh ginger was effective against human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV), which can cause respiratory tract infections in infants, children, and adults.  Another test-tube study found that ginger extract blocked the growth of several strains of respiratory tract pathogens.

4. The two can decrease nausea. Several studies have indicated that ginger could be an effective natural remedy to soothe the stomach and help abate nauseating feelings.

One study in 170 women found that taking 1 gram of ginger powder daily for 1 week was as effective at reducing pregnancy-related nausea as a common anti-nausea medication but with far fewer side effects.

A review of five studies also showed that taking at least 1 gram of ginger per day could help significantly reduce post-operative nausea and vomiting.  

How to use Ginger and Tumeric.

There are plenty of ways to add ginger and turmeric to your diet to enjoy the many health benefits each has to offer.

The two ingredients work well together in salad dressings, stir-fries, and sauces to add a surge of flavor and health benefits to your favorite recipes.

You can as well take ginger tea, or ginger supplements which will in turn release its benefits.

Also, turmeric supplements can also help supply a more concentrated dosage of curcumin and can be taken in doses of 500 mg twice daily to reduce pain and inflammation.

Supplements that contain both turmeric and ginger are available as well, making it easy to get your fix of each in a single daily dose.

You can find these supplements locally at shops and malls, pharmacies or buy them online.

   In summary, the two are good at fighting anti-inflammatory infections, reducing pain, abating nausea and vomiting and boosting immune system.

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