Ginger is an herbal plant that is often used to treat various conditions, ranging from nausea, coughing, joint pain, to pain due to cancer therapy. But if viewed from a medical perspective, there are at least five benefits of ginger that are good for the body.
Ginger has a chemical compound that is believed to react positively in the stomach and intestine so as to reduce nausea and pain. The compound is also thought to work well in the brain and nervous system to reduce nausea. In addition, there are many other benefits of ginger that we can get.
Here are five conditions that are believed to be overcome by consuming ginger:
1. Relieve dizziness.
Dizziness can make you lose balance, vision like dizzy, and may be accompanied by nausea. The symptoms of dizziness followed by nausea can be alleviated by consuming ginger.
2. Reducing menstrual pain.
Several studies have shown that consuming ginger can help reduce menstrual pain symptoms. Efficacy of ginger seems to be equated with ibuprofen and mefenamic acid. For women who often feel pain during menstruation, you can try to consume as much as 500-2000 mg of ginger extract, for three days at the beginning of menstruation.
3. Prevents morning sickness.
Nausea and vomiting due to morning sickness are often experienced by women in early pregnancy. Fortunately, nausea can be minimized by consuming ginger. But remember, pregnant women should not take any medication, including herbs and traditional medicines. Therefore, consult your doctor before consuming ginger.
Osteoarthritis is a condition of joint pain or joint stiffness caused by injury, obesity, and joint aging. According to a number of studies, pain due to this condition can be overcome by taking ginger extract. Not only by mouth, massage using therapeutic oils containing ginger and oranges can also reduce joint stiffness and pain due to osteoarthritis.
5. Reducing nausea and vomiting after surgery.
Taking ginger one hour before surgery can reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting 24 hours postoperatively. Besides being consumed by mouth, applying ginger oil is also thought to prevent nausea
Have you ever heard the claim that ginger can prevent land and sea sickness? In the experience of some people, consuming ginger before traveling can make them feel better. But unfortunately the effectiveness of ginger in overcoming land and sea sickness has not been proven medically correct. Further research is still needed to ascertain its efficacy. Similarly, the claims of the benefits of ginger related to weight loss.
It should be noted, there are some people who must be careful or should not consume ginger. They are pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, diabetics, heart sufferers, and people who have blood clotting disorders. Although ginger is thought to be safe for consumption by most people, there are still minor side effects that can be caused, such as diarrhea, stomach discomfort, and heartburn. If applied to the skin, it is possible that ginger can cause irritation.
From a medical perspective, the benefits of ginger have not really been proven effective. It is better to consult with your doctor before consuming any substances intended for treatment, or as a treatment companion.