Substantiation "what is ginger good for" by Steffi Haazen from Zuiver Eten:
GINGER Ginger is a natural source of potassium, copper and fiber. Ginger gives a special and sharp taste and comes from the rhizome of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale). It is a medicinal Asian seasoning, so you will find this ingredient in many Asian dishes. It contains over 100 bioactive compounds, including shogaols, gingerols, paradols, mono- and sesquiterpenes, lycopene, quercetin, genistein, vitamins and minerals. The therapeutic and medicinal effects of ginger have been extensively researched, but it has actually been used as a herbal medicine for more than 2,500 years. Soagols and gingerols are the plant actives present in ginger and contribute to digestion, among other things. Ginger also works against inflammation, diabetes and cancer "1"
Digestion Ginger stimulates your pancreas to produce digestive enzymes that help break down sugars and fats. Your saliva production, bile and gastric juices are also extra stimulated by ginger. This allows the contents of the stomach to move faster to the intestines and reduces bloating. Ginger also improves peristalsis (contractions) in your intestines, which in turn contributes to healthy bowel movements. Rheumatism Ginger has been used for a long time for rheumatism "2", because it can reduce pain and improve mobility. Nausea Ginger is also used against nausea "3". We are not only talking about surgery or disease-related nausea, but ginger can also provide relief from chemotherapy-related nausea. Since it is a natural ingredient with hardly any known side effects, it is often also recommended against morning sickness "4"
1 Mashhadi, N.S., Ghiasvand, R., Askari, G., Hariri, M., Darvishi, L., & Mofid, M.R. (2013). Anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of ginger in health and physical activity: review of current evidence. International journal of preventive medicine, 4(Suppl 1), S36–S4 Accessed at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/
2 Altman, RD, & Marcussen, K.C. (2001). Effects of a ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Arthritis and rheumatism, 44(11), 2531–2538. Retrieved from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11710709/
3 Lete, I., & Allue, J. (2016). The Effectiveness of Ginger in the Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy and Chemotherapy. Integrative medicine insights, 11, 11–17. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4818021/
4 Borrelli, F., Capasso, R., Aviello, G., Pittler, MH, & Izzo, AA (2005). Effectiveness and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. Obstetrics and gynecology, 105(4), 849–856. Retrieved from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15802416/
Ginger can be used for:
- digestive support
- muscle and joint pain
- menstrual pain and bleeding
- upset stomach (such as an upset stomach, stomach ulcer, stomach pain, lazy stomach)
- digestive complaints (bloating, flatulence, belching, feeling full quickly, nausea and vomiting)
- Motion Sickness
- morning sickness and vomiting
- postoperative or chemotherapy related nausea
Paulies Ginger uses a slow juicer to process the ginger. Because the ginger is bruised, the vitamins and minerals such as potassium and copper are optimally preserved! Contraindications Although ginger is very healthy, you should be careful if you are hypersensitive to ginger and if you use blood thinners. Ginger thins your blood. In addition, ginger can increase the release of bile acid. If you have gallstones or problems with your gallbladder, be careful with large amounts of ginger. And when in doubt, always consult your doctor. Interaction • Ginger can inhibit platelet aggregation; caution should be exercised when combining ginger with antiplatelet agents and other anticoagulants.
However, intake of 3.6 grams of ginger per day by healthy volunteers had no influence on platelet aggregation. • Ginger can significantly lower blood glucose levels; diabetics should take this into account (human study). • Ginger can prevent nausea and vomiting induced by radiotherapy, chemotherapy, anesthesia or HIV inhibitors (human studies). • The combination of (standardized) ginger and artichoke extract helps with functional dyspepsia and gastrointestinal complaints in athletes, with ginger having an effect on the stomach and artichoke on the small intestine (human studies). • Ginger protects the liver against damage caused by paracetamol, alcohol and lead, among other things (animal studies). Ginger protects the brain from monosodium glutamate toxicity (animal study). • Ginger protects against stomach ulcers induced by NSAIDs, alcohol, stress or the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (animal studies). • Ginger may counteract antibiotic-induced diarrhea by counteracting intestinal dysbiosis and leaky gut (animal study). "5"
5 Ortho knowledge. Ginger. Consulted via: https://www.orthokennis.nl/nutrienten/gember