Ginger contains many phenolic compounds such as gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone that exhibit powerful antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, along with cardamom and turmeric.
Found higher in fresh ginger
Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties
Found higher in dried ginger
Ginger Potential Health Benefits
Reducing nausea, pain, digestion, loss of appetite, motion sickness and inflammation.
Traditionally used to reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions.
Ginger is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating so can warm the body from within.
Ginger tends to accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract
Cross-talk between 10-gingerol and its anti-cancerous potential: a recent update.
Gingerol and Its Role in Chronic Diseases
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces muscle pain caused by eccentric exercise.