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Scientists verified whether ginger truly improves health

Scientists verified whether ginger truly improves health Does ginger really improve health (photo: Freepik)

Ginger is widely used in cooking because it adds a spicy flavor to dishes. However, this root is also renowned for its miraculous properties that are believed to strengthen the immune system and improve health. In a new study, scientists have decided to verify whether this is indeed the case, according to the Medical News.

What exactly did the scientists investigate

In a new study, researchers investigated the effects of ginger extracts on white blood cells, particularly in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In these conditions, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own cells.

One type of white blood cell, called neutrophils, becomes excessively active. These cells create a "web" that triggers inflammation and other complications.

Scientists tested the action of ginger extracts on mice and a small group of volunteer humans. The results obtained pleasantly surprised the researchers.

What were the findings of the study

The researchers concluded that ginger extracts "quiet down" hyperactive neutrophils and prevent them from spreading their dangerous "webs."

Studies on mice showed that consuming ginger reduced the symptoms of lupus and APS. Importantly, consuming ginger for just one week significantly reduced neutrophil activity. Scientists suggest that ginger may have a similar effect on humans.

However, the researchers emphasize that this study proves that ginger is not a cure, but it highlights the potential benefits of ginger as a dietary supplement for those at risk.

Furthermore, scientists found that these research findings could be valuable in understanding the recovery of individuals after Covid-19. This is because the "webs" created by neutrophils are associated with complications from the coronavirus. Therefore, the study provides insight into how to control these complications.

However, it's important to note that these results need further confirmation through human experiments.

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