Benefits of Ginger Plants

Benefits of Ginger Plants for Health – ginger plant is very well known in Indonesia. Not hard to find ginger because the plant is now being used in them as seasoning, flavor concentrates a variety of food and beverage and ingredient in traditional medicines. Designated as a drug, ginger is known properties of hereditary among them as a reliever headache, cough, colds. Ginger is also often used as a medicine to relieve digestive disorders, arthritis, nausea and motion sickness medication, flatulence, cholera, diarrhea, sore throat, diphtheria, antidote, itchy insect bites, sprains, swelling, and bruising.
Since hundreds of years, ginger has been known as a plant that is rich in benefits, both as a spice or seasoning as well as a medicinal herb. Plants that have a scientific name Zingiber officinale Roscoe is originally from Asia Pacific, spread from India to China.

Not hard to find ginger because the plant is now being used in them as seasoning, flavor concentrates a variety of food and beverage and ingredient in traditional medicines.

Designated as a drug, ginger is known properties of hereditary among them as a reliever headache, cough, colds. Ginger is also often used as a medicine to relieve digestive disorders, arthritis, nausea and motion sickness medication, flatulence, cholera, diarrhea, sore throat, diphtheria, antidote, itchy insect bites, sprains, swelling, and bruising.

So far, the results of pharmacological tests showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory activity as some. Laboratory tests showed that the extract of ginger in hot water inhibits the activity of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase resulting in lower levels of prostaglandins and leukotriena (inflammatory mediators).

Research in China reported that hundreds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic back pain who were injected 5-10% ginger extract to obtain the effect of pain reduction, reduce joint swelling. Giving the oral ginger powder in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal reported to decrease pain and swelling.

Ginger is also efficacious as Antiemetic and can be used by pregnant women alleviate morning sickness. Research has shown that ginger is very effective in lowering compounds metoklopamid penginduksi nausea and vomiting. According to the German Federal Health Agency, ginger is effective for treating gastrointestinal disorders and the prevention of motion sickness symptoms.

Ginger contains two digestive enzymes that are important in helping the body to digest and absorb food. First, lipase breaks down fats and the second function is a function proteases break down proteins.

Ginger also contains at least 19 bio-active components that are useful to the body. Chemical compounds in ginger are among essential oils consisting of sesquiterpene compounds, zingiberen, bisabolena, zingeron, oleoresin, kamfena, limonene, borneol, sineol, sitral, zingiberal, felandren. In addition, there are also sagaol, gingerol, starch, resins, organic acids such as malic acid and oxalic acid, Vitamin A, B, and C, the compounds of flavonoids and polyphenols.

One of the most important components of the gingerol is an anticoagulant, which prevents blood clotting. So with that ginger can prevent clogged arteries, a major cause of stroke, and heart attack. Gingerol expected to also help lower cholesterol levels.