Referred to as “the universal medicine”, Ginger has been widely employed in Chinese, Ayurvedic, Unani medicines and home remedies since antiquity. It is used to ease a variety of ailments including pain, inflammation, respiratory, immunity and gastrointestinal disorders. Even today, Ginger is considered a natural immune system booster and a common home remedy for easing flu symptoms, mild nausea and menstrual cramps.
Ginger is surprisingly easy-to-care, growing in warm conditions with moderate shade. There are 51 identified bioactive compounds reported from Ginger rhizomes including Gingerols, Shogaols and Zingerones. These compounds have been known to provide various pharmacological properties such as antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. The most significant among all the nutraceutical attributes of Ginger is its positive influence on the gastrointestinal tract including digestive stimulant action and anti-inflammatory influence.