Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Other names: Luya, Laya, Agat, Luy-a

The next time you plan to use aspirin and other NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) for pain, think again because you might not know, ginger which is one of your kitchen must-have spice, can do same wonder but with little to null side effects. Ginger inhibits the enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX); COX-1 and COX-2. These enzymes make prostaglandins which is responsible for the perceive pain, heat, redness and swelling during inflammation. By stopping the synthesis of COX, classic symptoms of inflammation will be prevented.

Other medicinal uses of ginger: carminative stimulant to the gastrointestinal tract, motion sickness, nausea and committing following surgery treatment for: stomachache, diarrhea, nausea, arthristis, migraine