Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a flowering plant and most widely used spice in the world. Ginger Extract has a long history of use as a condiment and medicinal remedy because of its widespread health benefits. Ginsenosides have important antioxidant and digestive properties.
Ginger Extract Benefits and Uses
Ginger refers to the rhizome and root of the Zingiber officinale plant which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, along with turmeric and galangal. These include the group of active compounds called Ginsenosides. Ginger has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) of at least several centuries.
Today, Ginger Extract is found to have broad spectrum therapeutic effects. Anecdotally, it has perceived antioxidant and immune supportive properties. It promotes is often combined with other digestive enzymes due to its powerful role as a digestive aid.
Studies show that Ginger Extract contains several bioactive phytochemicals including gingerol, zingerone and shogaol which are responsible for the plant’s health benefits.
Ginger Extract supplements are also known by a few different names, including:
- Zingiber officinale Roscoe
- Sheng Jiang
- Ginger oleoresin
- Spicy root
- African Ginger
- Chinese Ginger
- Root ginger
- Indian Ginger
Supplementing with Ginger Extract is generally considered safe.
Ginger has synergistic effects with other herbs such as Turmeric and Magnolia officinalis. To be on the safe side, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before trying this product.