The health benefits offered by the ginger is not due to an input of nutrients in the form of minerals, vitamins, protein or carbohydrates, but biologically active substances it contains, such as gingerol, and zingerone shogaol.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses ginger, given its high calorific value, to restore the flow of energy through the body and to revitalize the weary bodies. For its part, herbal medicine has discovered many properties: it is no single remedy to prevent dizziness and nausea, especially during pregnancy. If we want to prevent motion sickness before a trip, will be sufficient to take a piece of fresh ginger about 2 inches.
Another beneficial effect on health is that it improves blood circulation, reducing the tendency to form clots. Ginger lowers the viscosity of blood, while you relax and dilate blood vessels, allowing increased blood flow with less effort on the part of the heart. The effect of the rhizome procirculatorio due to an active substance called gingerol, exceeds that of garlic or onion.
In the digestive system, ginger stimulates the absorption of nutrients, promotes bile production and reduce flatulence. Apparently, it also has the ability to remove toxins.
The way that ginger acts against rheumatism is not well known, although it appears that blocking inflammatory substances. Against Rheumatism is recommended to take daily 50 grams of fresh ginger cooked or five grams of fresh raw ginger for three months minimum.