Monday, October 11, 2010
Cross post from the natural remedies team, more evidence that vegetarian miso soup with ginger is a super food : "I saw this part regarding ginger, and since I love eating unsulfured crystallized ginger lately I was even more excited about using it medicinally:
"Ginger contains nearly a dozen antiviral compounds. Scientists have isolated several chemicals (sesquiterpenes) in ginger that have specific effects against the most common family of cold viruses, the rhinoviruses. Some of these chemicals are remarkably potent in their anti-rhinovirus effects.
Other constituents in ginger, gingerols and shogaols, help relieve cold symptoms because they reduce pain and fever, suppress coughing and have a mild sedative effect that encourages rest. "