Some people use ginger as a home remedy for colds and sore throats. It has antibacterial qualities and may help manage pain and inflammation.
Ginger is the root of the perennial plant Zingiber officinale. People have used ginger as a herbal remedy for centuries to treat many conditions, from arthritis to abdominal pain.
People often still use ginger today when they have a cough or cold. Scientific research shows that ginger has medicinal properties that could help ease the symptoms of a cold or sore throat.
In this article, we look at the benefits of ginger, how it may help a cold, and ways to use it in teas, juices, and other home remedies.
Does ginger get rid of colds?
There is no conclusive evidence to prove that ginger can stop or get rid of colds, but research suggests that it may help prevent them. Ginger can also help improve the symptoms of a cold.
According to one review, there is evidence that ginger can:
prevent or soothe a sore throat
However, researchers need to study ginger further to back up this evidence.
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