Ginger fights inflammatory bowel disease

Ginger fights inflammatory bowel disease

Ginger fights inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.

According to Healthline:

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) represents a group of intestinal disorders that cause prolonged inflammation of the digestive tract. The digestive tract is composed of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It’s responsible for breaking down food, extracting the nutrients, and removing any unusable material and waste products. Inflammation anywhere along the digestive tract disrupts this normal process. IBD can be very painful and disruptive, and in some cases, may even be life-threatening.

The research team led by Dr. Didier Merlin started their experiment by juicing fresh ginger from the local farmer’s market.

Next, they used a high speed centrifuge to form the ginger juice into particles.

They found that the ginger particles helped to repair the intestines by encouraging the survival of good cells in the lining of the colon. They also helped to lower proteins that cause inflammation, and increased proteins that fight inflammation.

The researchers believe that these particles could be used to treat IBD and cancer that is linked to colitis.

The ginger nanoparticle work was supported by VA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

The study showing that ginger fights inflammatory bowel disease was published in the journal Biomaterials.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Ginger Nanoparticles Show Promise for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2016.
2. “Lab Team Spins Ginger into Nanoparticles to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2016.
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