Ginger is a nice warming herb that is great in entrees, soups and baked goods! These Grain Free Paleo Ginger Snap Cookies pack a nice punch!When you have to avoid nightshade spices, ginger is a welcome alternative!
Ginger, also known as Zingiber officinale, is commonly used in cooking and condiments. The main ingredient that affords the many health benefits is the compound gingerol, which is the oily resin found in the root. It acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
Here are some of the many health benefits of ginger that have been documented in the scientific literature.
Ginger aids in digestion and acts against nausea.
Enhances insulin sensitivity which helps sugar metabolism.
Has been found to have anti-cancer properties.
Ginger can help with pain – a ginger poultice over an inflamed joint is helpful.
Ginger has been found to work better against stomach ulcers than prescription antacids.
Ginger oil and eucalytus oil can aid immunity, breathing and lymphatic drainage.
Ginger can foster movement throughout the intestines and aid in constipation.
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