Ginger (Zingiber officinale
) originated in tropical regions of Asia and is cultivated in tropical areas worldwide, especially in Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean. The main active ingredient in ginger is gingerols, which is responsible for its distinctive flavor.
: There are several research studies that have indicated ginger has the potential to help in the treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer. Ginger acts by inhibiting growth and modulating secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells.
: Ginger is known for its traditional beneficial use in maintaining a healthy digestive system. It aids in relaxing and soothing the intestinal tract and to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds.
: Adding 10-15 g/kg of supplemental ginger root powder to the diet of laying hens was shown to improve laying performance and serum egg yolk antioxidant status and enhance dietary oxidation stability.