Ginger is one of the ancient, revered medicines of India and Asia. The list of conditions for which it is used is so long that it might prompt skepticism. How can one herb affect so many seemingly different diseases?
by Dr. K.J. McLaughlin
Gingerroot has been known for its use as a spice in food preparation and for its many medicinal uses for centuries. This herbal product is touted for its many positive effects upon human health, including aiding digestion, improving immunity, and lowering inflammation.
Recently, however, more evidence has surfaced indicating that ginger can actually lower blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has rapidly increased over the last decade with the concurrent changes in diet and lifestyle attributed to Westernized countries.
New research out of Iran shows that the use of ginger can actually lower blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
The report is based on the data from 88 people who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and had been living with the disease for 10 years. This group was randomly given either three grams of ginger …
Ginger's ability to combat a variety of diseases and conditions is due in part to its impact on excessive inflammation, which is a significant underlying cause of many illnesses. Inflammation is the body's natural healing response to illness or injury, and its pain, redness, heat, and swelling are attempts to keep you from moving a damaged area while it is being repaired. Inflammation subsides as the body heals. However, in some conditions, including arthritis, diverticulosis, gallbladder inflammation, and heart disease, the inflammation does not go away. It becomes chronic and leads to many other problems.