Tuesday, December 5

Ginger Supplements: A Promising Ally in Autoimmune Disease Treatment?

If you’re intrigued by the potential of natural remedies, you’ll want to hear about the latest research on ginger supplements. A recent study published in JCI Insight has shed light on ginger’s ability to manage inflammation in autoimmune diseases.

The study focuses on neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, and their role in NETosis—a process linked to inflammation and autoimmune conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers found that a daily dose of 20 mg of gingerols led to increased levels of a chemical called cAMP within neutrophils, which in turn hindered NETosis.

This is groundbreaking because NETs (neutrophil extracellular traps) can exacerbate inflammation and clotting, factors that worsen autoimmune conditions. The study opens the door for further research and gives hope for incorporating ginger supplements into therapeutic strategies for autoimmune diseases.