Ginger root is a pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant. The botanical name for this root herb is Zingiber officinale and it belongs to the Zingiberaceae family of the plants. Ginger root is known to exhibit health promoting and disease preventing properties. It makes a rich dietary source of B vitamins particularly pyridoxine and pantothenic acid. Other nutrients include carbohydrates, protein, dietary fibre, folates, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper and manganese.
The ginger root contains phenolic compounds and essential oils such as gingerol, shogaol, β-phelladrene, farnesene, citral and cineo. These compound give ginger root pungent, aromatic smell and help improve the health of gastrointestinal tract. Ginger root exhibits antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and has been shown to be effective against E. coli, a bacterium that causes urinary tract and digestive tract infections. Moreover, it helps relieve the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders such as stomach bloating, intestinal gas, Candida and irritable bowel syndrome.
It makes a natural heart burn remedy and is a powerful natural painkiller. The antioxidants in the ginger root slow down the progression of colorectal and ovarian cancers. A recent research has revealed that it helps in the treatment of morning sickness and makes an effective remedy for the nausea associated with dysentery. Furthermore, it also helps treat cough, flu, colds and lung infections.
Bio Health GINGER ROOT contains active constituents of ginger that are responsible for ginger’s characteristic taste and odour. They help maintain healthy digestive, cardiovascular and immune systems. This product is totally additive-free and does not contain chemical excipients and synthetic preservatives.