Beyond inflammation, it can improve metabolism and help fight oxidative damage.
Research suggests that the compounds gingerol and zingerone found in ginger are primarily responsible for the root’s ability to fight inflammation. They have been linked to reductions in many forms and levels of inflammation, from colitis to kidney damage to diabetes and cancer.
The best way to consume ginger is to eat the raw root, though it may be difficult for your body to break down the fiber. It’s widely available in powder and supplement form, as well.
Research suggests that 2 to 3 grams of powdered ginger per day may be a safe and effective dose to support the body’s anti-inflammatory response.