• Eases nausea and motion sickness
• Aids digestion
• Ease nausea
• Relieve cold and flu symptoms
• Relieves allergy symptoms
• Soothes sore muscles
• Promotes hair growth
• Eases morning sickness
• Reduces headaches and migraines
• Soothes menstrual cramps
• Calms an upset stomach
• Restores and regenerates skin
• A natural sun protector
• Contains antioxidant vitamins
• Soothes irritated and inflamed skin
• Natural anti-aging defense
• May help in the reduction of acne*
• Helps fade stretch marks
• Repairs skin elasticity
Ginger has been used as a remedy for many complaints for centuries. Now researchers are exploring the possibility that ginger may be effective in treating certain modern conditions. Here are 10 wellness benefits of this herb, based on research we have reviewed.*
Helps treat hair loss. Ginger stimulates circulation and can help with hair regrowth. Applied to the scalp, ginger helps send nutrients in the blood to the hair follicles, which kick starts hair growth.
Alleviates motion sickness. Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for nausea associated with motion sickness. A study published in the medical journal The Lancet found that 36 men and women who were highly susceptible to motion sickness reported that taking ginger reduced or delayed motion sickness when they were spun in a tilting chair. A Danish study of 80 naval cadets prone to seasickness found that those given 1 gram of ginger powder suffered less in a four-hour period than those given a placebo.
Eases morning sickness. A review of several studies conducted by Italian researchers reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology suggested that short-term use of ginger may be effective in relieving nausea in pregnant women. (Pregnant women should always consult with their doctors before taking any remedy.)
Reduces muscle pain and inflammation. Used since ancient times, ginger has powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory substances and can be used to treat arthritis, nausea, and muscle pain.
Calms an upset stomach. Ginger has long been used to ease indigestion. The University of Maryland Medical Center website recommends taking 2–4 grams of fresh ginger daily as a remedy for indigestion.
Alleviates digestive disorders. Ginger has been shown to aid in treatment of IBS.
Fights symptoms of cold and flu. Chinese medicine commonly prescribes ginger to treat symptoms of colds and flu, according to Physicians’ Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines.
Can help you lose weight. Ginger can help stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, reduce feelings of hunger, and thus aid weight management.
Relieves migraine headache pain. Researchers at Odense University speculate that ginger may offer effective relief for pain associated with migraine headaches. Ayurvedic medicine uses ginger for neurological disorders.
Soothes menstrual cramps. Ginger was shown to be as effective in soothing the pain of menstrual cramps as ibuprofen or mefenamic acid (commonly taken for menstrual pain), according to a study conducted in Iran and reported in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Boosts fertility. One study on Zingiber Officinale (ginger) demonstrated pro-fertility properties in rats and increased “sperm motility and viability.” Ginger is also thought to invigorate the reproductive organs and possibly assist with impotency and premature ejaculation.
Acts as a natural aphrodisiac. Using ginger in foods, sweets, or tea has long been touted as a way to absorb its aphrodisiac qualities. Ginger’s potent and distinct smell awakens olfactory glands, and its warming properties stimulate our circulatory system. Its ability to ease digestion and relieve sore muscle works to put the body in a relaxed state.
May help manage Type 2 diabetes. In a study reported in the journal International Food Sciences and Nutrition, researchers in India identified ginger as having high potential for managing Type 2 diabetes.
May help to prevent colon cancer. Preliminary findings at the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute in Austin, Minnesota, suggest that ginger may slow the growth of human colorectal cancer cells. Studies have shown that ginger extract inhibited growth and progression in human prostate cancer cells and killed cancer cells without affecting healthy prostate cells.
May be used to combat ovarian cancer. Early findings from a study at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center show that ginger may be associated with the death of ovarian cancer cells.
Relieves symptoms of skin-related issues and many other health concerns. Traditional uses of dilo oil include treatment of wounds, ulcers, ringworm, arthritis, burns, bruises, dry skin, acne, psoriasis, hair loss, and much more.
May help in HIV treatment. One study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry revealed dilo oil’s potential to inhibit HIV reverse transcriptase, which could make it a viable ingredient in antiretroviral medication.
Considered sacred in cultures throughout the Pacific. Dilo trees were considered particularly sacred to Polynesians before mass-conversion to Christianity. Folklore surrounding the plant spoke of gods hiding in the trees and looking out on human activities.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.