The Essence of Ginger

  • Observed effects like anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antimicrobial and digestive benefit can all result from one principle action – enzyme action. An observed effect, such as an anti-inflammatory one, can also have a variety of principle actions at its root: enzyme, eicosanoid balance and antioxidant.
  • The anti-ulcer effect of ginger is complemented by a host of other important digestive values which include relief of both diarrhea and constipation, liver protection and probiotic support.
  • The anti-nausea effect of ginger is well documented. From nausea resulting from chemotherapy and ocean travel to pregnancy and gynecological surgery, ginger is the natural treatment of choice.
  • The historic observation that ginger is a cold remedy is a result of a combination of principle actions including eicosanoid balance, probiotic support, antitoxic and cytoprotective influences.

Source- Ginger: Common Spice & Wonder Drug by Paul Schulick (p. 101-103)

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