The Power of Ginger Tonics.

The health-promoting perspectives of ginger are well known. It can treat a wide range of diseases via immunonutrition and anti-inflammatory responses. As a result of anti-inflammatory effect of ginger, it can reduce muscle pain after intense physical activity. Likewise, the anti-cancer potential of ginger is well documented and its functional ingredients like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols are the valuable ingredients, which can prevent various cancers, angiogenesis and metastasis, induction of apoptosis, and inhibition of cell-cycle progression. Besides these, it improves cardiovascular disorders, diabetes mellitus, and gastrointestinal health…

~International Journal of Preventive Medicin

Tonics are a concoction of medicinal properties used to improve wellbeing, prevent pathologies, and alleviate and/or reduce symptoms caused by chronic illness, inflammation, indigestion and disease. 

According to the author, ginger root is a cost effective and beneficial way to reduce one’s use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. 

For thousands of years, ginger has been used as a natural remedy to cure everything from motion sickness to cancer. Gingerol (the primary component of the ginger root) eliminates nausea and vomiting (side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy). Gingerol is a powerful antioxidant, which influences serotonin receptors and helps reduce stress and anxiety.  

Inflammation is “the root cause of most diseases.”

Ginger is an effective treatment used to alleviate chronic and acute inflammation linked to conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and diabetes. 

Gingerol is absorbed in the intestines and helps protect the brain against free-radical damage, neurodegenerative diseases, tumors and certain cancers by boosting the immune system. Ginger cleanses the lymphatic system and controls fluctuating blood sugar levels by inhibiting the enzyme, hepatic phosphorylase (which breaks down stored glucose). 

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Mashhadi, N. S., Ghiasvand, R., Askari, G., Hariri, M., Darvishi, L., & Mofid, M. R. (2013). Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence. International Journal of Preventive Medicine4(Suppl 1), S36–S42.

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