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Ginger may reduce hypertension, inflammation, DNA breakage, nausea, migraines, and amyloid beta build-up, which is involved in Alzheimer’s disease. It may also reduce DNA damage from radiation and provide some protection from industrial pollutants. Ginger is an ingredient in chai tea, a drink considered to be a good antioxidant source. Adding ginger to a healthy pumpkin pie recipe makes it even healthier.
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Is Ginger Beneficial in a Diabetic Diet?
Ground ginger and ginger tea are put to the test for blood sugar control.
Benefits of Ginger for Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease
Ground ginger powder is put to the test for weight loss and NAFLD, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Ground Ginger to Reduce Muscle Pain
There’s been at least 8 randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials of ginger for pain.
Benefits of Ginger for Menstrual Cramps
An eighth of a teaspoon of ground ginger power is tested head-to-head against the leading drug for the alleviation of painful periods.
Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Even a small amount of fresh herbs can double or even quadruple the antioxidant power of a meal. The abilities of oregano to decrease chromosomal damage from radiation and marjoram to affect hormone levels in women with PCOS are put to the test.
Ginger for Osteoarthritis
A quarter- to a half-teaspoon a day of powdered ginger can be as pain-relieving as ibuprofen, without the risk of damage to the intestinal lining.
Ginger for Nausea, Menstrual Cramps, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Powdered ginger can be a highly effective, cheap, easy-to-use, safer treatment for nausea, migraine headaches, and menstrual blood loss and pain. Does it also work for IBS intestinal cramping?
Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness
Can cannabis and ginger be considered safe and effective treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness during pregnancy)?
Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps & PMS
Fennel seeds can work as effectively as drugs like ibuprofen for painful periods, and an eighth of a teaspoon of ginger powder three times a day can cut menstrual bleeding in half.
Boosting Brown Fat Through Diet
The fat-burning properties of brown adipose tissue can be boosted by cold exposure, certain flavor molecules, and arginine-rich foods.
Ginger for Migraines
An eighth teaspoon of powdered ginger was found to work as well as the migraine headache drug sumatriptan (Imitrex) without the side effects.
Peppermint Aromatherapy for Nausea
Is the relief of nausea and vomiting after surgery from sniffing peppermint extract due to the mint, the alcohol vapors, or just the controlled breathing?