Ginger is a herb that is well known to help soothe and settle an upset stomach. It is a potent antioxidant and has shown to help support overall digestion as well as help reduce nausea, bloating and support digestive comfort.
- Stomach Upset
- Gut Inflammation
Studies have shown that ginger is effective in helping to increase gastrointestinal motility, with the consumption of ginger being associated with a significant increase in gastric emptying time. Not only does this aid in digestion but can also prevent feelings of discomfort associated with fullness, such as reflux, bloating and abdominal distention.
Furthermore, the consumption of ginger is commonly used to treat nausea and, in some cases, vomiting. Research points towards the direction that consuming ginger has a benefit in reducing nausea induced by a number of causes such as pregnancy, chemotherapy and surgery. Ginger may also help an irritated or inflamed gut, with research showing that consumption of ginger has helped to reduce inflammatory markers within the body. Additional studies have demonstrated promising results for ginger in the relief of abdominal pain through reducing intestinal hypersensitivity in IBS-D and exhibiting an anti-inflammatory response in rats.
Research and studies
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European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Effects of ginger on gastric emptying and motility in healthy humans
Nursing and Midwifery Studies
Effect of ginger on relieving nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Food Science & Nutrition