Key nutrients: Gingerols.
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory; may be helpful in the treatment of motion sickness and nausea.
Gingerols are being studied for their ability to reduce the risk of colorectal and other cancers and to support the the treatment of osteo arthritis.
Background: Ginger originated from Island Southeast Asia. The most ancient evidence of its domestication is among the Austronesian peoples where it was among several species of ginger cultivated and exploited since ancient times In 2016, global production of ginger was 3.3 million tons, led by India with 34% of the world total. Ginger is a very popular spice used worldwide; whether it be used to spice up meals, or as a medicine.1
- 1.Ginger. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger. Published January 1, 2020. Accessed January 4, 2020.