What is ginger used for?

Sarah LoBisco
Integrative Medicine
Ginger has been used for a variety of health conditions. It is most famous for its relief of nausea associated with gastrointestinal distress or pregnancy.

However, this anti-inflammatory spice has been studied for its positive association on the following conditions in several small clinical trials:
  • Pain relief for knee and hip osteoarthritis
  • Alleviation of menstrual pain
  • Blood sugar balancing support
  • Positive effects on metabolism 

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