11. Fight Infection
The bioactive compound found in the ginger root, gingerol, has recently been linked to reduced risk of infection. That’s because gingerol is effective in limiting the growth of bacteria associated with problems in all parts of the body.
In fact, ginger extract has previously been used to help prevent the development of bacteria in the respiratory system, thereby limiting the risk of lung problems like bronchitis. Consuming ginger extract on a regular basis may therefore help individuals with acute respiratory conditions, such as asthma, improve their chances of breathing easily and healthily.