New research has revealed a potentially important role ginger supplements can play in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases.
The potential benefits of ginger go far beyond treating autoimmune diseases. Mounting evidence suggests it can also promote healthy ageing, reduce morbidity, and prolong healthy lifespan.
Recognizing that it possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antimicrobial properties, a recent study described ginger’s antiviral activity as “outstanding.” The researchers proposed it may be effective in the prevention and treatment of ageing-associated diseases, including gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological problems.
An earlier comprehensive review published in 2020 in the journal Nutrients examined 109 randomized controlled trials testing ginger. Benefits confirmed in this review included the prevention or reduction of nausea and vomiting, a protective effect on the gastrointestinal system, its potential as a painkiller, and its use as an anti-inflammatory agent.
To read how vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of autoimmune disease, see this article on the New Scientist website.