Ginger's cognitive benefits in the elderly
Ginger has been shown to enhance the cognitive function of elderly people and postmenopausal women. Supplementation with ginger for two months enhanced cognitive processing and attention in middle-aged women (Saenghong, N., et al., 2012).
Another study showed that ginger supplementation for three months has the potential to enhance cognition in postmenopausal women by improving the continuity of attention, the power of attention, speed, and the quality of memory. This effect occurs due to the effects of the active compounds in ginger, which inhibit the cholinesterase activity, resulting in an increased level of acetylcholine that is essential for learning and memory processing (Fatin, N., et al, 2019).
Fatin, N., et al (2019). Ginger (zingiber officinale roscoe) in the prevention of ageing and degenerative diseases: review of current evidence. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2019.
Saenghong, N., et al. (2012) Zingiber officinale improves cognitive function of the middle-aged healthy women, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012.