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Ginger - Dietary Supplement - Uses - Health Benefits - Side Effects

Ginger is a dietary supplement. Information on the common uses, health benefits, and side effects of ginger root (zingiber officinalea). In addition to its use as a spice, ginger root has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Although ginger has been promoted to help rheumatoid arthritis, issues of efficacy for arthritis have yet to be proven.
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Ginger Is Dietary Supplement Used for Arthritis
Ginger is not only a spice, it is a dietary supplement that has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and Raynaud's disease. The effectiveness of ginger for arthritis is still in question compared to other treatment options.

Ginger Recipes and Cooking Information
Ginger (botanical name Zingiber officinale and in the same family as turmeric and cardamom) is native to Southern Asia and has long been a staple addition to Asian cuisines. Ginger is available in six forms: fresh, dried, pickled, preserved, crystallized (or candied), and powdered or ground.

Ginger Facts, Selection, and Storage
Quick tips on selection and storage of ginger, along with common names, varieties, forms, availability, miscellaneous facts, and sample ginger recipes.

Garlic and Ginger
Few cultures are as passionately devoted to food as the Chinese, and two ingredients that are integral to Asian cooking are garlic and ginger. Without these two ingredients, Chinese cooking wouldn't be the same.

Ginger Eases Arthritis Pain
Ginger could be an effective treatment for arthritis, a study has shown, from BBCNews.

Zinaxin (Ginger Root)
Zinaxin is a registered trade name for a ginger root extract that is commercially available as an over-the-counter natural product. To date, there is no published, controlled, research data to substantiate the claim that Zinaxin or other ginger root extracts have a significant biologic or clinical effect in patients with osteoarthritis or other rheumatic conditions, from ACR.

Profile: Ginger
Profile and essential information on the dietary supplement Ginger, from WholeHealthMD.

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