Chronic inflammatory diseases are ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the greatest threat to human health. While acute inflammation is a natural, protective bodily response to infection, irritants, or injury, if it becomes an ongoing state, it may cause several diseases, including autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Other diseases related to chronic inflammation are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and allergies. Other signs of chronic inflammation include:
General pain in the body.
Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, and acid reflux.
Weighing too much or too little.
Having frequent infections.
In the face of this health threat, researchers are investigating the potent anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric and ginger. Not only are they finding incredibly promising results about these potent roots, but they’ve discovered that ginger and turmeric work even more effectively when paired with each other. Let’s discuss the benefits of ginger and turmeric for inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
What are the Key Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger for Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases?
1. Reduce Inflammation
Lowering levels of chronic inflammation may help prevent various diseases or reduce symptoms in existing conditions, including autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammation, by its nature, is painful, hot, and red. Ginger and turmeric help ease painful inflammation and the symptoms it can cause.
Ginger’s effect on inflammation has been extensively studied. One study with 120 participants evaluated nitric oxide levels in the body after taking one gram of ginger extract daily for three months. Nitric oxide is part of the inflammatory process, making it a marker for inflammation. After three months of taking ginger, study participants’ inflammation and nitric oxide levels were lowered.
More specifically, a group of studies showed that using turmeric could lower the levels of several inflammation-related chemicals like CRP and interleukin-6 (IL-6).
2. Pain Relief
Pain is one of the most common side effects of inflammation and many autoimmune diseases. Many autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis are characterized by intense and often crippling pain. The science points to ginger and turmeric being able to help relieve the inflammation at the root of these pains. Many studies show that turmeric can lower several inflammation markers and compare its efficacy to popular OTC pain medications like ibuprofen and aspirin. Ginger has been studied for its ability to relieve pain from arthritis, menstruation, and exercise.
3. Immune System Support
Inflammation and autoimmune diseases both impact the immune system. Those dealing with chronic inflammation may have a weaker immune system as their body works overtime handling internal inflammation. With autoimmune diseases, the body has started to attack itself, leading to the same issue of overwork. Supporting immune health is essential in both cases to help the body heal. And an overworked or compromised immune system needs even more support to protect the body from pathogens and toxins.
Ginger and turmeric, individually and even more so together, support healthy immune function. A test tube study showed ginger has anti-viral activity against the human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV). Studies suggest that curcumin, one of the active components of turmeric, is anti-viral and can make cases of influenza milder.
4. Help Nausea
Nausea and other gastrointestinal issues can be symptoms of inflammation and autoimmune diseases. They also can be a side effect of some medications used to treat autoimmune diseases and is simply unpleasant all the way around. Taking ginger and turmeric may help with any nausea or vomiting caused by inflammation or an autoimmune disease.
Ginger is a classic herbal remedy for nausea and vomiting and is safe enough to be used by pregnant women. While safe, it has been studied extensively and has been found to be quite effective. Ginger is used for nausea during pregnancy, chemotherapy, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Ginger is the star when it comes to nausea. However, turmeric also shines in this arena. Studies have shown that turmeric may help with various digestive issues, including nausea caused by chemotherapy. So turmeric also helps with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
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