This root contains many substances and essential oils that have a beneficial effect on blood vessels – constrict the blood vessels going to the brain. In this respect, ginger works similarly to vasoconstrictor drugs, but without the side effects.
It is noted that ginger destroys free radicals that cause oxidative stress, as a result of which brain cells are damaged. In addition, the root increases the level of the “happiness hormone” and “good mood hormone” – serotonin and dopamine. Thanks to this, ginger helps fight depression.