Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger root or, simply, ginger.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few of its purposes. It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Anti-inflammatory : Gingerol inhibits the biosynthesis of prostaglandins (lipid compounds that have a role in pain perception) that helps in the management of pain and discomfort associated with inflammatory changes in the gastrointestinal tract.