Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few of its potential purposes.
In beauty, ginger contains around 40 antioxidant compounds that can fight off free radicals, protecting your skin.
It can improve the appearance of your skin by removing the toxins within and stimulating circulation, resulting in the delivering of more nutrients to the dermis. Ginger can also successfully inhibit cyclooxygenase and five-lipoxygenase-enzymes that cause inflammation, so it can be great for treating acne flare-ups and dandruff.
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.