Besides being a zesty dude to cook with, ginger has amazing health properties thanks to "Gingerol."
This is the one that earns Ginger spot #1 in my book. It is the fastest-prepared, fastest-acting, natural anti-nausea remedy that I've found. Got something better? Let me know.
It also works against morning sickness in some cases (I know better than to make absolute statements, especially around pregnancy).
Reduce Muscle Soreness
Lower Blood Sugars
A natural way to lower/stabilize blood sugars:
In a recent 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12% .
Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections.
It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis .
Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections .
I've cut these significant ones out but check out the remaining 11 benefits of ginger, or read deeper in the web. Deeper...deeper...