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TurmeriX® | The Benefits of Ginger

Welcome back to our series of weekly articles as we deep dive into the individual ingredients that make up the TurmeriX® blend. Each ingredient was chosen to be part of the blend for its unique individual properties and for its complementary synergy when mixed with other powerful natural ingredients. One ingredient on its own cannot do it all, but when taken together that is where the effectiveness happens!

This week our in-depth look is at Ginger!

Ginger has several important benefits such as treating nausea, reducing muscle pain, and soreness. It is considered among the healthiest spices on the planet thanks to its nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your health.

So… What is Ginger?

Native to southeastern Asia, a region whose cuisines still feature this wonderfully spicy herb, ginger has been renowned for millennia in many areas throughout the world. Ginger is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern writings, and has long been prized for its aromatic, culinary, and medicinal properties.

Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish-green flowers. The ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.

Ginger as an Anti-inflammatory

Gingerol and shogaol are the main bioactive compounds in ginger; responsible for much of its medicinal properties. This root has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and may even be efficient with patients having Osteoarthritis. Indeed, this spice has been part of some researcher’s testing this condition and it has been concluded that a highly purified and standardized ginger extract had a statistically significant effect on reducing symptoms of Osteoarthritis.

Ginger may also help “attenuate the day-to-day progression of muscle pain.” Consuming ginger daily may play a role in reducing soreness after a physical exercise.

Ginger extract may inhibit the growth of different bacteria like the ones responsible for toothaches (gingivitis or periodontitis) and may also be effective against the RSV virus that causes respiratory infections.

Ginger for Nausea and Indigestion

Ginger also appears to be highly effective against nausea and it may be effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness. (Although ginger is considered safe, it is always better to talk to a doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant.)

Ginger is also well known for its properties to help with chronic indigestion. Indeed, it has been shown to speed up emptying of the stomach which seems to improve people’s discomfort with this condition.

Another study made on humans having a high level of bad cholesterol showed that ginger has a significant lipid-lowering effect.  In other words, ginger may lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.

As you have read, ginger may help with a lot of different kinds of discomfort. This superfood with its strong anti-inflammatory properties has some amazing benefits for the body. This is why it is a perfect spice to be included in our wonderful TurmeriX® blend.

Check back for our next article and discover Fennel; another ingredient in your TurmeriX® blend!