Tag: Ginger

6 Delightful Cooling Lemon Recipes To Try This Summer

Lemon is one quintessential summer food that you must keep a stock of. The citrus fruit (often mistaken as a vegetable for its sour taste) is loaded with the power of vitamin C, which is essential for keeping the immune system robust and functioning properly. The characteristic taste of lemon

Athletes should eat ginger after working out to reduce pain

Muscle pain and soreness typically occur after exercise. According to a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, these can be reduced by supplementing with ginger. The study, which was carried out by a researcher from the Old Dominion University in the U.S., looked at the effect of ginger

Ginger is a powerful antioxidant supplement that relieves tuberculosis

Researchers at Sri Aurobindo Institute of MedicalSciences in India have found that ginger can be used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant supplement against tuberculosis because ofits strong free radical scavenging property. In their study, which waspublished in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine,they assessed the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of ginger inpulmonary

Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported that kombucha with ginger (Zingiber officinale) may help treat breast cancer. The authors observed the effect of the fermented tea on a murine breast cancer animal model. Abnormal metabolism is a hallmark in cancerous cells. To illustrate, the increase of reactive

Onion, garlic, and ginger are three of the most potent superfoods

Researchers from Noakhali Science and Technology University, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, and Bangladesh National Herbarium have shown that onion (Allium cepa), garlic (Allium sativum), and ginger (Zingiber officinale) have potential use in preventing free radical-mediated diseases. This study, which was published in Free Radicals and Antioxidants, looked into the antioxidant activity of ethanolic extracts

Ginger essential oil can prevent cheese from getting infected with E.coli

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is prized around the world for its uses and benefits both in food and medicine. A study made by researchers at Ege University  in Turkey revealed that dipping certain cheeses in a coating made from the essential oil of the plant can prolong shelf life. Their findings, which appeared

The science behind the healing effects of ginger

Ginger is one of those plants widely known to have health benefits but is somehow not recognized by conventional medicine. It has been used by different cultures for centuries, not just as a spice, but also as a medicinal treatment for a variety of conditions. And modern science agrees, as proven

Edible coating made with ginger essential oil decreases microbial activity of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in cheese

Adding an edible coating made from ginger essential oil can help prolong the shelf life of kashar cheese, according to researchers from Ege University in Turkey. The study, published in CyTA – Journal of Food, investigated how the coat affects the microbiological and physicochemical properties of kashar cheese after different days in storage.

There are more than 115 phytochemical components in ginger – no wonder it’s considered a top superfood

It wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that Hippocrates was referring to ginger (Zingiber officinale) in his famous quote about letting food be your medicine and your medicine your food: It’s a spice that is heavily used around the world, both as a dietary condiment and a medicinal plant. It’s a member of the Zingiberaceae