Ginger is an underground rhizome, or root, that has been prized in Asian cultures for its medicinal and culinary properties for thousands of years.
Ginger’s taste can help expand your child’s taste buds while helping them fight off viruses, inflammation, and unhappy tummies.
Ginger soothes the intestinal tract by relaxing the stomach and the intestines.
Ginger has carminative effects, meaning it promotes the relief of intestinal gas. Ahhh, much better!
Carminative roots and herbs are also helpful in treating colic.
Ginger’s prominent bioactive ingredient, gingerol, is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Anti-inflammatory effects include reduced swelling and pain.
Ginger is well known to enhance metabolism, which may help inhibit Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity.
It helps regulate blood sugar and “burn” calories that may otherwise oxidize or turn to fat.
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Ginger has been shown to have anti-viral effects; it was found that fresh ginger fights against human respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A.1,2
Fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) has anti-viral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus in human respiratory tract cell lines (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23123794)
Identification of Suitable Natural Inhibitor against Influenza A (H1N1) Neuraminidase Protein by Molecular Docking (https://genominfo.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.5808/GI.2016.14.3.96)
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