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Side effects and health benefits of ginger and turmeric that you should know

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Ginger and turmeric, antioxidant-rich spices. Do you regularly consume ginger and turmeric? Recognize the side effects and benefits of ginger and turmeric for health.

Ginger and turmeric, popular spices in Indonesia. Ginger and turmeric are used as raw materials for traditional herbal medicine and herbal medicine.

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Just so you know, ginger and turmeric have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, from migraines to chronic inflammation.

Ginger which has the Latin name Zingiber officinale contains gingerol which has anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties.

Meanwhile, turmeric or curcumin longa contains curcumin compounds which also help treat and prevent several chronic conditions.

Ginger and turmeric can be consumed fresh, dried, or ground, and added to various dishes. In fact, ginger and turmeric are available in stores in the form of supplements.

Benefits of ginger and turmeric

Launching Healthline, many studies have proven the benefits of consuming ginger and turmeric. These are the benefits:

1. Reducing inflammation

Chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Inflammation can also worsen autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

The good news is, this can be overcome by consuming ginger and turmeric because both contain strong anti-inflammatory properties.

This has been proven in research which examined 120 people with osteoarthritis.

In the research, researchers found that taking one gram of ginger extract for three months reduced inflammation and nitric oxidant, a molecule that plays a key role in the inflammatory process.

Other research has also shown that consuming three grams of ginger per day for six to 12 weeks can reduce levels of C-reactive protein, which is a marker of inflammation.

2. Increase endurance

Some research has shown that ginger can boost the immune system which keeps us from various diseases.

Research examining patients with viral respiratory infections has also proven the effectiveness of ginger.

According to researchers, jage extract can block the growth of several strains of respiratory tract pathogens.

Ginger is also claimed to block the activation of some pro-inflammatory immune cells and reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Turmeric and ginger can also lower the level of inflammation, which can help improve immune function.

However, further research is still needed regarding the effects of regular consumption of ginger and turmeric for human immunity.

3. Reduce nausea

Several studies have shown that ginger can be an effective natural remedy to calm the stomach and help reduce nausea.

Research that followed 170 women found that consuming one gram of ginger powder every day for 1 week was very effective in reducing nausea during pregnancy.

In fact, the effectiveness is equivalent to that of anti-nausea medications prescribed by doctors.

A review of five studies also showed that consuming at least 1 gram of ginger per day can help significantly reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Other studies have shown that ginger can reduce nausea caused by motion sickness, chemotherapy, and certain digestive disorders.

The benefits of turmeric for dealing with nausea have also been proven through research. Experts have proven scientifically that turmeric can solve digestive problems caused by chemotherapy.

Side effects

Excessive consumption of ginger can reduce blood clotting and interfere with the blood thinning process. In addition, ginger can also reduce blood sugar levels so it is necessary to consult a doctor before consuming it.

As with ginger, excessive consumption of turmeric also causes side effects such as rashes, headaches, and diarrhea. (Ariska Puspita Anggraini)

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This article has been published on Kompas.com entitled “Ginger and Turmeric: Benefits to Side Effects”,