While ageing is natural, it is a highly complex and multifactorial process. The prevalence of many health conditions, including mental disabilities and age-related diseases, is increasing as life expectancy increases.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a plant that has been used for hundreds of years, both as a culinary and a medicinal herb for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. Growing evidence show that ginger can promote healthy ageing, reduce morbidity, and prolong health-span. The plant possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antimicrobial properties, as well as an antiviral activity through a variety of antiviral compounds. A recent comprehensive review by Ozkur and colleagues outline and discuss the current evidence on the health- and life-span -promoting properties of ginger and its active compounds. Their comprehensive review was published in the journal of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.
Ozkur M, Benlier N, Takan I, Vasileiou C, Georgakilas AG, Pavlopoulou A, Cetin Z, Saygili EI. Ginger for Healthy Ageing: A Systematic Review on Current Evidence of Its Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Anticancer Properties. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2022 May 9;2022:4748447. doi: 10.1155/2022/4748447. PMID: 35585878; PMCID: PMC9110206.