Ginger and her cousin Turmeric are proud members of the zingiberaceae family and grow in sub-tropical, volcanic soils in the southern hemispheres. The plant is thought to have originated in tropical Asia and is widely cultivated in the Caribbean and Africa. many cultures report similar uses of this plant. It has been used as a favorite “diffusive” circulatory tonic and warming agent, to calm occasional nausea, and to aid in a healthy immune respiratory response. It has also been used to support a normal inflammatory response.
Ginger is believed to support in exercise recovery by temporarily relieving minor, occasional muscle soreness. It may also support blood sugar and cholesterol levels already in the normal range, promoting cardiovascular health. Ginger may also temporarily relieve menstrual discomfort when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period. .Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help the body naturally protect itself against free radical damage caused by exposure to environmental pollutants, stress, poor diet, the natural aging process or other factors.Ginger is one of the most widely consumed aromatic spices on the planet.