Getting to know African Wild Ginger
- Wild Ginger is a most highly sought-after medicinal plant on South African muti markets.
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Medicinal uses of African ginger
African ginger is a popular plant for use in traditional African remedies. It’s effective in treatment of dyspepsia, migraine headache, morning sickness, nausea (chemo-induced), post-operative nausea and/or vomiting, osteoarthritis, respiratory infections, rheumatoid arthritis and for SSRI taper/discontinuation,” according to RxList, a popular pharmaceutical website that identifies and explains the uses of medicinal compounds.
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The roots and rhizomes of the plant are most commonly used. They can either be chewed or dried and used in a tea-like infusion containing water. African ginger has a sweet but spicy taste, like regular ginger. It is a pleasant and unmistakable taste and aroma. A hot African ginger tea is ideal for reducing fevers, expelling phlegm and relieving heavy coughs.
This wonderful medicinal plant has almost endless healing properties and no short-term side effects from its use. It is a natural remedy that can be used to treat almost any ailment,
Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, according to research.
Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea following surgery. Ginger may also help chemotherapy- related nausea, but larger human studies are needed .
It may play a role in weight loss, according to studies conducted in humans and animals.
A 2019 literature review concluded that ginger supplementation significantly reduced body weight, the waist-hip ratio, and the hip ratio in people with overweight or obesity.
A 2016 study of 80 women with obesity found that ginger could also help reduce body mass index (BMI) and blood insulin levels. High blood insulin levels are associated with obesity.
but ginger may have powerful anti-diabetic properties.
In a 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12%