Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Zingiberaceae) and her cousin Turmeric are proud members of the zingiberaceae family and grow in sub-tropical, volcanic soils in the southern hemispheres. The plant is thought to have originated in tropical Asia and is widely cultivated in the Caribbean and Africa. Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. † 
Its subterranean stem, known as a rhizome, is the edible and medicinal portion of the plant. The fresh rhizome in Ginger is less hot and contains more of the flavor components such as triterpenoids and volatile oils which act on the peripheries of the body. The dried rhizome is quite hot from its concentration of pungent nonvolatile compounds known as gingerols and acts centrally to dispel what are referred to in Traditional Chinese Medicine as "Cold-Wind" conditions. † 
It has been praised around the world in different fields including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Western Science, and even ancient folklore remedies.
In Ayurvedic medicine, fresh and dried ginger is used commonly for the treatment of ailments such as indigestion, fever, and digestive disorders. † 
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fresh ginger root (sheng jiang) is considered warm and pungent and recognized for dispersing cold within the stomach (ie: treatment of nausea and vomiting). It also is acknowledged as an expeller of exterior cold (ie: quelling inflammation of the stomach and infections related to the cold and flu). On the other hand, Dry ginger (gan jiang) is considered to be more hot and pungent than fresh ginger. It is responsible for dispersing cold in the spleen region (ie alleviating ailments such as diarrhea and poor appetite). Finally with Quick-fried ginger (pao jiang) is warm and bitter and used to treat symptoms associated with conditions such as dysmenorrhea and diarrhea. † 
It is believed that both the Chinese and Indians have used ginger root for medicinal purposes for more than 5,000 years. † 
In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). †
Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects. †
To summarize, some health benefits include (but not limited to):
- Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Ginger can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness
- Ginger may reduce muscle pain and soreness
- The anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis
- Ginger may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors
- Ginger can help treat chronic indigestion
- Ginger powder may significantly reduce menstrual pain (eg: Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.)
- There is some evidence, in both animals and humans, that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.
- Ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer. However, this needs to be studied a lot more.
- Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain (eg: Alzheimer’s disease). It can also improve brain function in elderly women.
- Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. (eg: may fight harmful bacteria, as well as the RSV virus, which could reduce your risk of infections.) † 
Dr. Kenawy’s Ginger root formula uses a proprietary blend of certified organic fresh and dry ginger root with each serving equivalent to 6,000mg of fresh ginger. In the last decade, many clinical studies have identified ginger’s powerful biological effects. These include confirmation of the herb’s effect on healthy cox-2 levels, its help in maintaining joint health and the identification of its plentiful antioxidants.†
- Contains both organic fresh and dry ginger root.
- Each serving is equivalent to 6,000 mg of fresh ginger root.
- ½ tsp serving size.
- 48 servings per 4 oz bottle.
- Can be mixed in water and sparkling water to make ginger ale, used as a tea, or taken straight off the spoon.
- Naturally sweetened with honey.
- Gluten free.
- Ginger contains many powerful antioxidants.†
- Ginger helps support normal, healthy cyclooxygenase-2 (cox-2) levels.†
- Ginger extract may help keep joints healthy and reduce the effects of trauma.†
- Ginger may aid in food digestion.†
- Ginger may help alleviate nausea due to motion sickness and pregnancy.†
- Ginger helps support normal, healthy periphery circulation & wellbeing.†
- Ginger may help reduce intestinal gas and bloating.†
- promotes normal production of inflammatory markers which would explain its action on the immune system as well as its ability to promote healthy circulation and inflammatory responses
†These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your General Practitioner. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
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 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger. (2017, June 4). Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger#11.-The-active-ingredient-in-ginger-can-help-fight-infections
 Zingiber officinale Ginger. (2020). Gaia Herbs. https://www.gaiaherbs.com/blogs/herbs/ginger