Fight Inflammation with Ginger

Shared by Dr. John Wertish

Fight Inflammation with Ginger


Whenever I had a throat irritation as a kid my mother would give me a shot of ginger. It always had a specific flavor and feeling as it worked its way to my stomach. Every time I dreaded the ginger burn but appreciated the after affects it had on how I felt.  They always say listen to your mother, sit up straight and eat all your veggies. Who would have thought 30 years later we would know the science and clinical application to that intake of ginger.

The clinical effects of ginger have been introduced as six subsections: nausea and vomiting, gastrointestinal function, pain, inflammation, metabolic syndromes, and other symptoms. Reportedly, ginger has been effective in a majority of studies, including those that examined the alleviation of NVP, digestive function, improvement in the expression level of markers for colorectal cancer risk, and anti-inflammatory functions

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce , or coco aminos
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 2 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs – about 8 pieces, skin on or off, your choice
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the soy sauce, melted coconut oil, garlic, and ginger in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chicken and toss so that it is well coated. If you’re using skin-on chicken, use your fingers to push some of the ginger and garlic under the skin.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce,1 tablespoon melted coconut oil,1 tablespoon finely minced garlic,1 tablespoon finely minced ginger,2 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs – about 8 pieces
  • Place the chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until the chicken is well browned on the outside and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you need a side of basmati rice, follow the steps below:

The correct rice to water ratio is 1 : 1.5 (1 cup of rice to 1.5 cups of water).

  • Place water and rice in saucepan.
  • Bring to simmer on medium high without the lid;
  • When the entire surface is bubbly and foamy, place lid on, turn down to medium low and cook 12 minutes.
  • Remove from stove and rest 10 minutes;

Anh NH, Kim SJ, Long NP, et al. Ginger on Human Health: A Comprehensive Systematic Review of 109 Randomized Controlled Trials. Nutrients. 2020;12(1):157. Published 2020 Jan 6. doi:10.3390/nu12010157

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