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The Healing Powers Of Ginger

Powdered Ginger & Raw Ginger Slices

For centuries, Ginger has been used in herbal medicine in Southeast Asia and beyond through the proliferation of herb and spice trades in ancient times. Ginger has been utilized by herbal healers to relieve a range of symptoms and conditions and many of these uses continue today in both modern and alternative medical scenarios. Today we are going to touch on some of the most common reasons one might use ginger.

Stomach Related Symptoms

Ginger, for centuries, has been used to relieve symptoms of nausea, especially in pregnancy-related nausea like morning sickness. There have been many studies that have looked into the effectiveness of this long-time use of ginger. One review of 12 studies concluded that 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce the symptoms of nausea. (We recommend one check with one’s physician prior to use).

Person With Upset Stomach

Chronic indigestion has also been a condition that ginger has been proven to help relieve. Chronic indigestion has been linked to the stomach not emptying as quickly as it should. Ginger has been shown to speed up this process.

When you eat young and pickled ginger with your sushi, that is acting as a palate cleanser.

Weight Loss

It is believed that ginger can play a role in improving weight loss. Studies have found that ginger has the ability to help reduce body mass index (BMI), insulin levels, and waist-to-hip ratios. It is believed that this is due to ginger’s ability to increase calorie burning and reduce inflammation.

The Healing Powers of Ginger - Weight Loss

Ginger has demonstrated an ability to speed the passage of food through the gut and this provides a bit of an anti-obesity effect too.


Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that inhibits COX-2 enzymes that regulate inflammation responses. This is the same inflammation pathway on which many over-the-counter pain relievers act.

Person With Knee Pain

Many people take ginger to relieve arthritis pain, inflammation, and stiffness. One study found that taking between 500 and 1000 mg of ginger daily for 3-12 was able to reduce Osteoarthritis pain.


Ginger has been proven to inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and help lower the risk of infection.

Brain Function

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is able to inhibit inflammation in the brain thus improving brain function and cognition. Studies have found that ginger may be able to protect the brain from age-related decline associated with chronic inflammation.

Well Theory’s Joint Health Multi

Dr. Meredith Warner included ginger in her Joint Health Multi for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with PEA, turmeric, and piperine, the Joint Health Multi is a powerful alternative to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation