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  The reason ginger is so effective for stomach ailments is due to the way that it interacts with the stomachs acids. Many medicines help the stomach by reducing the pain
reception of the brain essentially just helping the problem pass and subside. Ginger root reacts directly with stomach acid, reducing the acidity levels by increasing the pH in the stomach acid. This decreases the amount of gastric secretion and in turn increases the digestive enzyme. This makes ginger root ideal for reducing nausea and vomiting.
Not only is ginger root effective in dealing with stomach issues, but it also known to help with issues such as colds, and can help increase the immune systems effectiveness in dealing with foreign agents introduced into the body.
Ginger root is also an effective anti oxidant helping clear the body of dread free radicals that are destructive to cells.
Ginger Root originates from Southern China, but can be grown in the subtropics and tropics of Asia. In addition to China today it is cultivated in Jamaica , Brazil Nigeria, and the tropical areas of the United States. For best quality the Ginger Root that is being cultivated for medicinal purposes is allowed to mature for 8 to 9 months before being harvested. After harvesting the leaves are removed and the root is washed, peeled, and cut. The pieces are then left in the sun to dry.
  The gingerols that are found in Ginger are very powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, which help relieve joint pain associated with arthritis. The gingerols inhibit the production of nitric oxide, which is responsible for the joint pain and arthritis.
  Use a couple of fresh, firm ginger roots. Ginger has been used in ancient India, China, Greece and Rome, both as a culinary and medicinal spice. Pills, hot teas, and crystallized ginger candies are used to deliver a ginger-packed punch that can alleviate nausea, dizziness, inflammation, muscle aches, allergy symptoms and even flatulence.