"THE capsule you need if you are a victim of motion sickness. Always a must-have in my bag when I am travelling." ~product review by AJ, Singapore
- Relieves stomach and intestinal discomfort
- Aids in digestion
- Reduces inflammation
- Natural antibiotic
Feel like a there’s a zoo in your stomach? Swanson’s Ginger Root is all you need to keep your motion sickness at bay. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, ginger root is known to be a digestive system tonic due to its stomach-soothing properties. Ginger root is loaded with antiviral, anti toxic, antifungal and antiseptic properties, which helps in fighting illnesses. Therefore, ginger extract is beneficial in treating cold, flu and several stomach ailments.
According to studies, gingerol(active compounds present in ginger extract) plays a role in treating several stomach ailments, such as dyspepsia, vomiting, nausea, indigestion, flatulence and colic.The herb regulates healthy metabolism of carbs and regulates elevated sugar levels after meals.
One of the most potentially beneficial effects of turmeric may be its anticarcinogenic effects. According to a research done at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, ginger powder induces cell death in ovarian cancer cells.These properties are attributed to its various compounds, such as gingerols, shogaols, zingerone and vallinoids.
Many clinical studies have shown the beneficial effects of ginger in several inflammatory conditions.The exact action is still under study, but ginger works by inhibiting the action of prostaglandins (compounds responsible for pain and inflammation). In a study done in 2009, it was found that women who were given 250 mg capsules of ginger extract supplement four times a day during their menstrual period experienced relief from menstrual cramps. The pain killer effects of ginger extract are similar to that of ibubrufen (painkiller medicine).