Many lay people say that ginger is a good anti inflamatory.
Why do you care?
Because some researchers quoted by the National Institute of Health in the US have reported “potent” effects of ginger when used as an anti-inflammatory aid.
Hmmm. Could be evidence for those traditional practitioners claims.
Those same people people also say that ginger is good for nausea, digestion, and morning sickness.
Why does that matter?
Johns Hopkins Medicine also quotes ginger as having benefits for digestion and to ease nausea.
Meanwhile, This article says that ginger use can reduce and help modulate blood sugar, which means that it’s possible that it could be useful for people who are overweight or have diabetes.
I take a capsule regularly that has whole dried ginger root in it. It is cheap, very easy, and I get good results in my body and blood tests.
Tip: I check that there’s ginger in there when they arrive by removing one capsule from the jar and tasting/smelling it—it’s worth being careful.
Michelle Richmond gave me a great tip in 2011, which was to use the back of a tea spoon to peel fresh ginger and it comes straight off nice and easy. Much less wastage and mess.
I also eat foods that contain ginger, especially noodles and stir-fries.
I take a ginger supplement capsule regularly because when I do I feel healthier, happier, and have less inflammatory markers in my blood tests (note: correlation is not causation and there could be other factors at play).
Hope you enjoyed this article, and absolutely live your best life supplements or no.
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Minghetti P, Sosa S, Cilurzo F, editors. et al. Evaluation of the topical anti-inflammatory activity of ginger dry extracts from solutions and plasters. Planta Med. 2007;73(15):1525–30.
12 thoughts on “Why take a Ginger capsule (when you can just eat stir fry with ginger and soy sauce)?”
Thank you! I have bookmarked those links for later reading.
In our cooking we use ginger a lot.
What’s your favourite thing to cook with Ginger, Sadje?
Ginger chicken; A boneless chicken dish with gravy and sliced ginger on it. I also love chicken chilies fry with lots of ginger.
Oh my. Sounds so good.
I like listening to youtube in my spare moments, so some of the videos could be put on while you’re doing dishes or similar.
YouTube is not my thing. I’d rather listen to music on Spotify
There’s a Nepalese-American I love on spotify called Paula Pant. Some amazing work there.
Thanks for the recommendation
I enjoy cooking with ginger but also like candied ginger. It really does soothe the tummy.
I’ve read studies that agree with that soothing tummy thing. My husband loves candied ginger too. It’s too strong for me.