Dry split ginger is derived from wet ginger that has been splited and sun dried. Ginger is a flowering plant whose root or ginger is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is indigenous to china and is also grown in commercial quantity in Nigeria.
Historically ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic ( a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern Scientific research has revealed that ginger posseses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflamatory compounds, and direct anti inflammatory effects.
Gastrointestinal relief. A clue to ginger's success in eliminating gastrointestinal distress is offered by recent double-blind studies, which have demonstrated that ginger is very effective in preventing symptoms of motion sickness, especially sickness. In fact, in one study, ginger was shown to be far superior to Dramamine, a commonly used over-the-counter and prescription drug for motion sickness including dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweating.
Safe and effective relief of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Ginger.s anti-vomiting action has been shown to be very useful in reducing the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, even the most severe form, hyperemesis gravid-um, a condition which usually requires hospitalization. In a study, ginger root brought about a significant reduction in both the severity of nausea and number of attacks of vomiting in 19 of 27 women in early pregnancy (less than 20 weeks). Unlike anti-vomiting drugs, which can cause severe birth defects, ginger is extremely safe, and only a small dose is required.
Ginger contains very potent anti-inflamatory compounds called gingerois. These substance are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or theumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical study involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn't, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain or swelling.There are much more medical benefits ginger has over other over-the-counter drugs.