Ginger root can boost testosterone levels. It stimulates the hypothalamus gland, an important part of the brain’s endocrine system that regulates a host of bodily processes including sleep and mood. A stimulated hypothalamus acts on other glands to release hormones like growth hormone, which is also associated with higher testosterone production.
Ginger also improves blood flow to all parts of your body, including your head, which increases the delivery of nutrients and other substances necessary for healthy testosterone levels.
Ginger may act as an anti-inflammatory substance to combat inflammation in the prostate gland while supporting its function and lowering prostatic enlargement (or benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Ginger is one of the best foods for increasing testosterone.
Research has shown that supplementation with an active compound found in ginger called 6-gingerol, was able to increase levels of luteinizing hormones (LH) and testosterone by an average of about 20%. That right there gives you a good incentive to eat some more spicy food.
Ginger is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and it has been shown to be effective in supporting healthy testosterone levels. Ginger can also help with fat loss, various gastrointestinal complaints, as well as menstrual cramps.
It’s important to note that certain supplements such as amino acids, zinc, and magnesium may enhance the effectiveness of ginger for raising testosterone levels. But be careful not to drink too much coffee because caffeine has been shown to decrease the production of luteinizing hormone which is essential for optimal testosterone production and even negates any action that suppresses estrogen and leads to more baseline bioavailable testosterone levels.
In recent studies, researchers have now proven ginger’s ability to help improve erectile function in cases of erectile dysfunction or impotence.
Studies on ginger have shown that it improves erectile function. One study concluded that the mechanical effects of ginger stimulate nerve endings to dilate blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the genitals.
Ginger causes an increase in blood flow by actives the vascular smooth muscle cells via stimulation of two major potassium channels (Kv1.3 and KCa 1.2) involved with cell mechanotransduction which leads to corpus cavernosal relaxation and increased penile rigidity.
A 2009 study analyzed the effects of ginger on healthy adult males with occasional problems getting or maintaining a long-lasting erection.
Participants were given a standardized dose of 100 mg per day and were asked about their subjective experience over a three-month period. The study found that approximately 87% of those who supplemented with ginger reported increased sexual satisfaction as well as improved firmness and duration from intercourse versus those who received no ginger supplementation.
Ginger is well-known for its power to boost one’s libido, but it may also work as a natural treatment for erectile dysfunction.
What is ginger?
Ginger is a rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale. It is widely used as a spice or folk medicine. When eaten raw, ginger has an aromatic, slightly sweet flavor with some lemon notes; when cooked or processed, this conveys ginger’s earthy (sometimes flowery) aroma that people associate with it.
They are also available dried out of the water and can be added to curry, soup, and pickles. The freshness of the spices will deteriorate over time so store them in tightly closed containers far from light and heat sources.
Ginger is used for treating illnesses such as congestion, inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders. In Ayurvedic medicine, ginger can be consumed in a number of forms, including fresh root grated into salads or lime juice. It also has been recorded to have antiseptic properties and to be useful for both rheumatism and cholera. Its oil content is believed by some folk-medicine practitioners to help heal broken bones within weeks due to its work on healing connective tissue injuries.
The flavor of ginger is caused by an aromatic essential oil called zingerone. Zingerone can be found in other foods such as beer, coffee, bacon, dark chocolate, red wine vinegar, aged cheese, and hops.
The active ingredient found in ginger makes it helpful for many stomach ailments including nausea (motion sickness), vomiting (morning sickness), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and IBD like Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis.
It also helps to control muscle spasms among people with multiple sclerosis-like symptoms; to reduce the duration, intensity, and frequency of migraine headaches; and it also treats allergies/hay fever.
Health benefits of ginger:
Ginger has many health benefits including easing morning sickness, speeding up the recovery process after surgery, reducing wrinkles, and increasing milk production in nursing mothers.
The specific benefits noted are listed below. The following list is not exhaustive but gives a good overview of the wide range of possible therapeutic applications for ginger.
(1) Ginger protects against nausea and vomiting due to motion or pregnancy-related problems.
(2) Ginger increases milk production in nursing mothers.
(3) Ginger helps relieve arthritis pain.
(4) Ginger helps reduce muscle soreness during exercise or work done outside.
(5) Ginger boosts testosterone levels and libido thereby improving male sexual function.
(6) Ginger has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Ginger is a plant that has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for at least 2000 years. As such, there are many benefits attributed to it. The use of ginger as a food additive is widespread in Asia and the Middle East, where its basis against nausea made it popular among sea travelers who ate it with hot tea to battle nausea and vomiting from travel-related motion sickness. There may be some truth to this claim since some studies have found ginger effective in reducing symptoms of nausea in people on chemotherapy treatments.
Another more recent area of research on ginger’s effects on health is inflammation-based diseases including arthritis pain, cancer, diabetes prevention, digestive complaints like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Ginger is one strange spice because it starts out spicy but then leaves your mouth feeling cool and soothed so that you don’t mind its fire as much. You can see why it’s perfect for soothing headaches — it blocks the pain impulse before the message reaches your brain by stopping inflammation at its source. And if you can stop the inflammation there then you don’t have to fight all that crazy pain once it hits your head or any other part of your body either.