The Health, Biology, Culture and History of The Ginger Plant Essay

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Because ginger is so healthy and has many other useful properties, the plant has become a popular form of natural medicine as well as food around the world and has been relatively popular in the past as well. As soon as people discovered the inflammatory properties among other health benefits of ginger, it became popular reasonably fast as well as well known medicine for aiding in relief in arthritis and inflammatory related pain and different forms of nausea. Ginger has become popular around the world for its health benefits as well as many other properties it can give, like a pungent taste used for spices and good smell. Some common examples of ginger being used that come quick to the mind could be ginger bread houses, ginger ale, and …show more content…
Gingerals are chemicals found in ginger that can be used as an anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-oxidants that prevent all forms of diseases and helps with slowing the aging of the skin. (Zanteson, Lori 2014). Ginger was ranked as having one of the highest anti-oxidant levels out of 120 plants (Tweed, Vera). Along with having extremely high levels of anti-oxidant’s, ginger helps your body produce more of its own anti-oxidants which keep your body safe from diseases and healthier overall. If you have ever had an up set stomach and just want to feel better, consuming ginger will calm your stomach nerves without stopping your stomach from doing its job (Christen Margena, A 2014). These common sicknesses and discomforts have affected us all and that is why ginger has become very popular source of relief for many people. Most of us have experienced motion sickness at some point in life whether it came from riding in the back seat of a car, flying, sailing, or even roller coaster rides. A popular study from the late 1980’s done on 80 naval cadets who were not used to the effects of the high seas were given one serving of ginger, which reduced vomiting, nausea, cold sweats and dizziness (Tweed, Vera). Most of the cadets experienced relief after consuming one serving. Ginger is now available in different

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