For women with particularly painful menstruation periods, Evidence indicates that regular doses of ginger (specifically, 500mg three times daily) can help reduce the severity of menstrual pain, especially if taken during the first three days of the menstrual period. Furthermore, this dosage can also reduce or eliminate other symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. Similar studies indicate that such treatments are effective on up to 62% of women; because of these results, it is thought that ginger is on par in effectiveness with painkiller medications such as ibuprofen or mefenamic acid in terms of remedying the pain caused by periods.
Inhibiting Ovarian Cancer
One of the lesser-known benefits that ginger provides is its ability to help combat the growth of ovarian cancer cells. In particular, this research study came to the conclusion that certain levels of ginger extract effectively could hinder, or even prevent the growth of ovarian cancer. This is especially significant given the prevalence of ovarian cancer, and the life-altering (and life-threatening) complications it can create for women and would-be mothers. This knowledge can help to prevent the spread of cancerous ovary cells into the surrounding healthy tissues if it is caught in the early stages, saving resources and lives.
Another advantage of taking ginger that you may not be aware of is that it can provide you with a little energetic boost. If you make a habit of drinking ginger tea in the mornings, ginger’s energy content can help you jumpstart your day; in the afternoon, ginger juice could provide the energy you need. It possesses a modest 80 calories per 100 grams, which may not seem like much, but it adds up. Most importantly, ginger contains very little fat, sugar, or salt, making it a nice way to boost your energy without affecting heart health or body fat.