Ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet.It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China.It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal.Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.In one study, consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, significantly reduced muscle pain in people performing elbow exercises.Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain.
The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger.Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.