Top Health Benefits of Ginger Root – A Powerful Nutritional Herb

Top Health Benefits of Ginger Root – A Powerful Nutritional Herb


Hey guys, Dr. Axe from DrAxe.com here. Today
I’m going to share with you some information about a powerful, nutritional herb and compound
that is proven to be more effective at reducing pain than painkillers. It’s been proven to
be more effective at improving digestion then the top over-the-counter digestive medications,
and it’s also been proven to reduce your symptoms of nausea. That incredible herb, with some
of its incredible compounds, is ginger. Ginger root has been used for thousands of
years for its health benefits. As I mentioned earlier, one of the number one benefits of
consuming ginger is that it reduces inflammation. A recent medical study published out of Denmark,
published in The Journal of Arthritis, found that if you consumed just a small amount of
ginger it is more affective at reducing your pain symptoms and inflammation than painkillers
given by general practitioners today. So again, if you’re trying to reduce pain and inflammation,
ginger is more effective than many medications according to The Journal of Arthritis. The other thing that ginger is very powerful
with is improving your digestive function if you have any sort of intestinal inflammation.
What could be some warning signs that you have GI inflammation? Well, things like psoriasis,
eczema, acne, any sort of skin blemish is a warning sign that you probably have inflammation
in your digestive track. And so again, ginger has been proven to be very, very effective
at reducing inflammation, but also supporting your digestive health. Another incredible thing about ginger is that
it supports your digestion because it has prebiotics. It has a specific type of fiber
in it that causes good bacteria to grow in that area.
Last but not least about ginger, it is very, very effective at reducing symptoms of nausea.
So if you’re ever going to be flying in an airplane, or let’s say going on a boat all
day and you get seasick, taking ginger is one of the best things you can possibly do.
What you could do is get ginger essential oil. You can rub that behind your ear. One of the things that I’ve done for patients
over the years that have had arthritis and diabetes and other symptoms of inflammation
is that I’ve had them make ginger tea. I’ve had them boil green tree along with slicing
up ginger root, boiling ginger root for 30 minutes, it releases those anti-inflammatory
compounds, and just drinking ginger green tea throughout the entire week. Also I’ll break off a piece of ginger and
I’ll throw it in a smoothie. Actually, it goes great with blueberries. It adds some
really good flavor. Also goes great with peaches. The other thing I’ll do with ginger root is
I will grate it and I’ll put it in different dishes. Whenever I’m cooking an Asian dish
I’ll put it in there. Actually, a lot of dessert recipes, even things like pumpkin pie, when
I make my raw pumpkin pie I’ll add a little bit of ginger root in there as well. Last,
but not least, when I’m juicing at home, using my veggie juicer, I juice ginger, or if I’m
out getting a juice as well. Ginger juice, remember all the benefits of
ginger. Number one, it is powerful at reducing inflammation. Number two, it can reduce symptoms
of nausea. Number three, it supports digestion because it reduces inflammation but also it
has prebiotics, a specific type of fiber that causes probiotics to grow. So listen, get
more of this super herb ginger in your diet. Medical science proves it. History proves
it. Get more ginger in your diet. If you want to learn some more about healing
herbs you can visit DrAxe.com. That’s my website, D-R-A-X-E dot com. Also, check out some more
of our videos. We’re always putting more videos on things like turmeric, on milk thistle,
on cinnamon. I think you’re going to love this. If you want to get our updates, just
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100 Comments

  • Lavenderrose73 says:

    This evening I started having a runny nose where it would just dripped on the front of my nose and irritate the mother Pearl out of me I was busy doing stuff and didn't want to keep washing my hands every 5 minutes because I had to blow my gosh bloomin' nose!

    Funny, how while going shopping earlier before the sunset, I had decided to buy a small ginger root and peel it right away as soon as I got home. So I chopped it up, put it in a little mini blender, and whipped it up with some water. I tried to find my ice trays to freeze my Ginger water in, but I couldn't find them. However, my silicone gummy bear molds were right there in the kitchen, clean and ready to go. So I put the pulp, chopped bits and pieces, and some of the strained liquid from pouring through a sieve into the little bitty gummy bear molds that hold about 1/4 teaspoon each. I just wanted to make sure it was available in small amounts at a time so that I could add a lot or a little to some hot water as I desired. I'm just not sure how much I need to be effective.

  • 19lance20 says:

    its amazing ginger increases circulation allowing for other anti-inflammatory food nutrients to get to the area's. Key to diet is diversity and ginger is one of those super foods that increases access to other nutrients in blood vessels as much as digestion.

  • 19lance20 says:

    also I can never forget that the plant is called "ginger" for curing "gingivitis" ๐Ÿ™‚ A huge problem in rich and poor countries.

  • Health Mind & More says:

    Yes ginger, but how does it actually work in the body biology?

  • Sarah says:

    I am a healthy person (except for my lower back pain due to a herniated disc.) Almost every day I boil water and then put some ginger root inside until water turns yellow and drink it . God made everything perfect for the human being to live healthy. Dr. Axe Thank You for everything you do to help us having a healthy lifestyle. God Bless you.

  • Needing Sobriety says:

    Anyone else just eat straight ginger? Im using it as a snack while I am quitting smoking. I dont think its supposed to help for tgat but it feels healthy?

  • Daniel Lachowski says:

    You're ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • ali zahedi says:

    thanks Dr

  • hannah Otwa says:

    I cured my very persistent flue with fresh ginger plus lemon juice, 3 times a day and flue and cold went away

  • Arra Jane Sabus says:

    thanks for the good information..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Arra Jane Sabus says:

    thanks for the good information..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Yaneiza Perez says:

    hi Dr. Josh Axe.. I've been suffering with severe bloating and constipation so I made for the first time ginger tea but I didn't peeled it I also grated a little bit of lemon and put boiled the lemons with. It was very spicy. But my biggest concern is the ginger skin. Because I always heard that most vitamins are in the skin so that's why I did it. it's ok?

  • Yaneiza Perez says:

    Dr Josh Axe ..I'm feeling desperate with my bloating and constipation and that's why I did the ginger tea but I left the skin. I strained it of course..but it will do the same benefits? pls help my email is [email protected]

  • ankush salkar says:

    Sir can we take ginger water enema??
    Plz suggest something…
    For reducing cough from stomach…

  • T Flakess says:

    I love ginger !!

  • jeric cordero says:

    can anyone here answer me how about blood sugar reduces this ginger?thank you

  • Totally Organic Mama says:

    I just started this tea into my daily routine. It has been amazing on easing my stomach pain from stomach virus and after learning all the additional health benefits I will keep it in my daily routine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I drink tea or put a small amount in my daily morning juicing routine. I wish I knew about this when I was pregnant for my morning sickness. Great great herb!

  • Ashen One says:

    Thank you! I've learned so much from you. You are my favorite Doctor!

  • Earmuff Hugger says:

    Ginger can be used as people's names too!

  • Nadia Shung says:

    Thank you .you are the best .

  • Security Agent Services says:

    Hi guys am suffering from breathlessness and will like to know what I can do to get better I breath heavily n rapidly n start to feel faint n passing out n I struggle to breath and I need your help what can I do to feel better

  • Steven Brace says:

    How much ginger should be consumed daily to gain the benefits? I have been adding a 20-30 gram chunk of ginger to my morning kale shake for a couple of months now, but I canโ€™t find any information on what the actual serving size would be. Thanks!

  • Andri Ramirez says:

    so true i had ginger and ibuprofen and my menstrual cramps improved

  • Nick Richard says:

    I juice ginger!!

  • Owen fox - One Love, One Family! says:

    Love ginger thank you! Great video! Keep it up!

  • Dhustie says:

    does ginger tea break a fast?

  • Tom V says:

    How much raw ginger root is too much? I put a one inch knob of fresh ginger, skin and all (I buy organic and wash it ahead of time) in my smoothie – some sources online say take no more than 4 grams daily, but how much is that in raw root form? I kept hoping that Dr. Axe would show how much to consume, seeing as how he was holding a piece of ginger the entire time and could have just said, "take half of this daily," etc.

  • Regina Richards says:

    My mom called me today, and said for the last several days her arthritis in her knees had really been acting up, she had been in a lot of pain, but her sister mentioned to her to try taking ginger…. and so my mom did (specifically, ginger powder mixed with honey and lemon), and was in shock that she started to feel almost completely better, as the pain in her body has really subsided….. Wow!

  • Platewarp says:

    Iโ€™ve been eating 1/2 pound of raw ginger a week for about two weeks. My bone spur on my wrist feels like itโ€™s almost gone! I also use ginger essential oil diluted with water for a overnight wrist wrap. So far these remedies are working big time for my arthritic bone spur and tendinitis.

  • Celtic Warriors says:

    Gosh, does Dr. Axe reply to any of the questions below? Doesnt look like he does! Wish these made for TV Doc's would! We can learn a lot from the video's but also from the questions AND answers.
    I cant tell you how many MD's offices I have been laughed out of in just trying to talk about diet for health! I dont trust a one of them, all they want is to fatten their pockets or they are just plain stupid and dont know that foods provide health!???
    My grandmother said DR's are for emergencies only, what your body needs is in your foods… that might have been true 100 years ago but the food, air, water….AND Medi-SIN, you name it is mostly toxic today.
    But whole and organic foods like dark green leafy veggies, home canned beets, sauerkraut, farm fresh, eggs, honey, ACV (I make my own) ….ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and a plethora of herbs esp. cilantro and cayenne are a detox from the poisons unleashed on us all today.
    Just sayin'….

  • Judy-J says:

    I'm sipping on my ginger-lemon tea right now. Love from the Netherlands!

  • Funny South Africa says:

    What about adrenal gland health?

  • Swwannaa says:

    Ginger is great. I blend a bunch of organic ginger with some honey. …take 1 teaspoon twice a day. Amazing stuff

  • Prophetess Brenda G Grant Brenda G Grant says:

    I have neuropothy. How should I drink this? Can you add a little sugar

  • Prophetess Brenda G Grant Brenda G Grant says:

    No, how long do I have to drink this to get result s?

  • Starla Jones says:

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jay Cher says:

    Not to mention it works great for bloat! My tummy always goes down when I start drinking ginger tea!

  • Kodojak says:

    Sipping on a veggie juice with a shot of ginger while watching this ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for this content!

  • A. S. VanHoose says:

    Ginger's great. Go buy the root and eat it raw.

  • Tommy Davis says:

    I wonder what would happen if I smoke dried ginger.

  • Isabellas World says:

    Is it good for weight loss?

  • Ann Finn says:

    I read you shouldnโ€™t take ginger if you have gallbladder problems….anyone else heard this ?

  • Alex Fournier says:

    Dr Axe are you a Medical Doctor?

  • freddy hyde says:

    phrase the world for cool guys lke this

  • Michael Johnson says:

    can you eat ginger root like a eating carrots

  • John Mead says:

    I prefer Xanax tea

  • mary jane harber says:

    ty Dr Axe what do you say could assist with quit smoking….least expensive and easy ty Mikkayla

  • sam witwicky says:

    josh is fresh ginger better or organic

  • Adio Aurel says:

    Every day I simply bite in a ginger root, chew and swallow it with water…
    Disgusting but I believe in it!^^

  • Nathalie Calvano says:

    is fresh better results or spice ginger same?

  • patp says:

    I am a ginger lover

  • Miss Sweet says:

    I love ginger root, been putting it in my green smoothies in the morning. I was feeling very nauseous due to hormonal imbalances and I started drinking green veggie juices with ginger root all week and my symptoms went away. Thank you for this video also it's very reassuring.

  • Mwase Mwase says:

    digestion is Good love Ginger

  • DONCHILLS says:

    Love the ginger tea. Plus I got that polo shirt.lol.

  • Hazel Eyes says:

    Thank you for posting your video. It was interesting and filled with great information. I will go out and buy some today and make ginger tea. Love this video. โ™ก

  • Randy NoLastName says:

    Doc,
    Your ginger pitch fell short! Be specific for the recipes you are referring to.
    Ginger smoothie, noted.

    Should viewers just start taking bites out of ginger plants? C'mon man….break down some recipes

  • Halhussy says:

    Hi Dr axe I have a question which is better the ground one or the fresh I usually drink it like a tea please answer my question. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janicel Faith Dela Victoria says:

    I just finished my ginger tea with lemon and honey. Taste so good โคโค will update you how it works for me in 1 week ๐Ÿ˜Š btw i sip my tea before bedtime ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • ekcoylejr says:

    Ginger tea cured my gallbladder problems and cleans the liver.

  • Torok Akos says:

    Hi, how much is the much? I eat 2 finger long ginger every day, and idont have any problem, i like it. Is not much? Thank you.

  • Mami Yankee says:

    lovely video

  • CrossTheLine1000 says:

    Everyone is a doctor today๐Ÿ™„

  • Ms. Ms says:

    Hi is ginger safe if a person has low blood pressure 89-91?

  • Nicolene Erwee says:

    Hi there does this count for picked ginger?

  • jay di el says:

    sir can i eat it raw.? and in empty stomach?

  • B CooL 24/7 says:

    Can we chew it right before meals to increase stomach acid

  • Genevieve Baldwin says:

    In 2009 I suffered from an extreme case of Dyspepsia.
    My stomach would burn if I ate any processed foods, particularly refined processed sugar products. I spent hundreds of dollars on antacids before I switched to a whole food diet. Between changing my diet and using Ginger as my antacid medication, I've not bought any OTC meds since 2009 .

  • TECHVIDEOS COLLECTION (DO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE) says:

    Can raw piece of ginger after a meal help in gerd patients.

  • Baron Kazhmir says:

    one peeled orange / half lemon / turmeric / ginger root down the juicer every am.. couple drops of oregano oil on top and cayenne pepper. tastes like battery acid but feels amazing!!!

  • ChristianMuscle says:

    Itโ€™s True

  • susan5780 says:

    Dr.Axe thank you for the ginger suggestions..

  • hrd43hrd says:

    Could you grate ginger root and put it in empty capsules and take it as a pill?

  • Geo P says:

    drinking ginger tea while watching this

  • Ezra Reign says:

    Awesome !!!!! Thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  • Victoria Munoz says:

    I eat raw ginger in small little pieces. I love it! Is it ok to eat it that way?

  • Simon Bro says:

    Can we just eat it raw without putting it in a drink or food? Is that as good as cooking it?

  • littleteethkeith says:

    Ginger really helped my wife with morning sickness when she was pregnant.

  • John Smithy says:

    I like to put ginger in my vodka -seems to prevent hangovers.

  • Mark says:

    Definitely not your average doc
    Most push the Pharmaceuticals for profit

  • Angela Redona says:

    can you talk about moringga leaves

  • Not Your Ginger says:

    I just smash some up and swallow it like a pill ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Martha Sanchez says:

    Every morning my cock is hard like a rock with ginger.

  • Shanequa Austin says:

    I have vasovagal sinkopee and last year I got surgery my so my stomach is always inflamed and in pain my vasovagal makes feel nauseous all the time especially if I'm under a lot of stress or I'm in heat I always pass out I'm going to try ginger root I drunk it for a week straight and felt amazing thanks doc

  • ALAN H says:

    ginger makes your dick hard too…ginger…she was the short one, right?

  • Gobi Grey says:

    I put it in my coffee every morning just as a way to get it in me and chew on pieces of raw ginger throughout the day. Just a part of my daily habbits.

  • LKS International says:

    Great information

  • Remy Dupagan says:

    Dear Dr.can i use ginger ? I have hb pressure.

  • Chuckey 2015 says:

    Can you eat ginger by itself?

  • Sheila jacklin says:

    Hey Dr Axe…good to see modern docs are following Ancient Indian Ayurvedic Medicine.BTW I trained as a MD. Great advice.

  • Ayesha Alam says:

    That's very true. …ginger act as strong painkiller and it's all rounder…..

  • angel gonzales says:

    can it cure asthma?

  • Insight Curiosity. says:

    any benefits for heart

  • Layla's Wonderland says:

    Thank you and I love your videos Dr. Axe

  • CFC splitter says:

    I eat ginger root raw every day. Miracle root. Improves cognitive function whenever I have brain fog or generally mentally stressed. Ill continue eating it raw

  • L W says:

    Dr. Axe, can you take Ginger Root Capsules if you are on Blood Pressure Meds and Thyroid Meds? Thanks so much !!!

  • Ron Brockway says:

    Just had that today ginger and blueberry with a bunch of bananas

  • MB Legend says:

    Inflammation is the cause of many diseases.

  • vinay nams says:

    I am told that ginger has some poison in it which is removed using an iron rod!
    Please Google it for more info!

  • Wilhelm Hesse says:

    Ginger is just amazing…

  • battle zone says:

    I just tried ginger in the blender mixed with lemon juice and cayenne pepper….Iโ€™m hoping it will work on my asthma……

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