5 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

4. Ginger may help to protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Ginger may enhance cognitive function

A 2-month double-blind, placebo-controlled, study has found that ginger can potentially enhance cognitive function. 60 middle-aged women were enlisted to participate in the study.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1155/2012/383062

After being randomly assigned to receive ginger extract or a placebo, each of the participants received 400 and 800 mg of either the ginger extract or placebo once a day for 2 months.

They were evaluated for cognitive function and working memory making use of the auditory oddball paradigm and computerized battery tests at 3 different periods: before receiving the intervention, 1 month, and 2 months. The researchers found that the group receiving the ginger exhibited enhanced working memory.

Ginger may protect neurons

Fermented ginger has been shown to reduce memory impairment in Alzheimer’s disease mice by protecting the hippocampal neurons. The ginger’s beneficial effects are enhanced by fermentation, as the bioavailability of its components is improved.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1039/C7FO01149K

Ginger may inhibit accumulation of amyloid-beta

Amyloid-beta accumulation is inhibited in Alzheimer’s disease mice with a ginger and peony root combination.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.3233/JAD-150839

Ginger may help reduce Alzheimer’s disease-like symptoms

Behavioral dysfunction reversed and Alzheimer’s disease-like symptoms were reduced in Alzheimer’s disease rats with ginger root extract.4✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1089/rej.2012.1389

Ginger may increase cell survival in Alzheimer’s disease

In a lab cell culture study, a ginger extract increased cell survival in Alzheimer’s disease rat hippocampus and prevented destructive oligomer formation.5✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 24956891

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