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Ginger against digestive problems

by Josephine Andrews
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Ginger is a true miracle root: it helps with indigestion, nausea and weight loss. Ginger is also a popular home remedy for colds. Read more about the various effects of the medicinal plant, its use and what you should consider!

What is the effect of ginger?

The rhizome of ginger relieves nausea and vomiting (antiemetic effect), increases the secretion of saliva and gastric juice and promotes the flow of bile (cholagogue effect). In addition, the medicinal plant increases the mobility (peristalsis) of the intestine and thus has an effect on digestion.

Essential oil (contains, among other things, citral, neral, zingiberene and zingiberol) and pungent substances such as gingerol contribute to the ginger effect. Zingiberol causes the typical smell, gingerol causes the pungent taste.

Due to gingerol, ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also contains vitamin C, iron and magnesium. In laboratory tests, the medicinal plant was also effective against various viruses. Ginger has a blood circulation-promoting, disinfecting and antibacterial effect on the skin.

What can ginger be used for?

What is ginger good for? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been using the medicinal plant for its pungent substances and essential oils for more than 2000 years. Scientific studies on their effectiveness have only been available for a few years. It is important to note that almost all of these studies looked at dietary supplements rather than ginger as a food.

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