Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal. Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for the body and brain.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion.1
Ginger has been shown to help speed up emptying of the stomach in people with this condition. In a study of 24 healthy individuals, 1.2 grams of ginger Powder before a meal accelerated emptying of the stomach by 50% .2
1 Nat Prod Commun. 2014 Jul;9(7):1027-30. Biological properties of 6-gingerol: a brief review. Wang S, Zhang C, Yang G, Yang Y.
2 Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 May;20(5):436-40. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3282f4b224. Effects of ginger on gastric emptying and motility in healthy humans. Wu KL1, Rayner CK, Chuah SK, Changchien CS, Lu SN, Chiu YC, Chiu KW, Lee CM.