Although only eaten in the West in gingerbread and ginger snaps and ginger ale, ginger has been a staple in Eastern cuisine and traditional medicine for hundreds of years.
Here are some of the health benefits of Ginger:
1. Cancer Prevention : In certain type of cancer it works as a preventative. A study found that ginger can help treat ovarian cancer by destroying cancer cells through apoptosis or programmed cell death.
2. Fights Obesity: It helps suppress obesity and inflammation of fat tissues. It can reduce body weight and improving fat profiles
3. Joint-Pain-Relief: Ginger oil and ginger extracts led to significant pain reduction.
References for More Information:
Cancer Research 2006
Molecular Nutrition Food Research 2017
European Revue Medical Pharmacology 2017
Ginger is available in supplements and extracts.

by Earl Mindell