Precious tuber: ginger has an influence on our moral decisions
Healthy ginger can affect the moral reactions of people
The health-promoting properties of ginger have long been known. The tuber, however, has much more impact on the people. In a study by canadian scientists has shown that ginger may also have an influence on our moral decisions.
Influence on moral reactions
Ginger is not only extremely healthy, but also can help you lose weight. However, the tuber has much more impact on the people. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada) have found that ginger may also have an influence on our moral reactions. The results of the research have been published in the journal “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology”.
It’s long been known that ginger is healthy and also against pain and disease helps. The tuber acts according to a study at the menstrual pain-relieving. Even in cancer therapy, ginger is sometimes used.
The German cancer aid, the root has a compelling effect against chemotherapy-related stomach complaints, and Nausea and vomiting.
In addition, ginger is effective for colds.
And also as a home remedy for bloating the tuber is popular. In addition, it helps digestive problems, diarrhea, and numerous other complaints.
In naturopathy, the root is used for quite some time against high fat levels in the blood. In addition, ginger has anti-inflammatory and can help to strengthen the immune system.
Even bad breath can be with ginger to combat it.
Impact on the human Psyche
However, ginger also has an impact on our Psyche, such as the canadian scientists now.
As on the Portal “Psychology Today” reported, found the team of researchers led by Professor Jessica Tracy of the University of British Columbia, that the inhibition of disgust reduces the disapproval of certain moral violations.
Curbed you can have the disgust with ginger.
Study participants had to rate disgusting pictures
To reach their conclusions, researchers divided the study participants into two groups. The subjects of the a group took ginger pills, the other swallowed a placebo-without knowing which tablet you got.
After 40 minutes, in which the ginger was able to work, the participants saw some of the disgusting pictures, which showed, for example, vomit, and rated this on a scale of 1 (not at all nauseated) to 7 (very disgusted).
According to “Psychology Today” it was at the very repulsive images, although no difference in the evaluation of the participants, but the moderately disgusting pictures were rated by the subjects in the ginger group, compared to those who had taken a Placebo, as less repulsive.
Moral conflict situations assess
In a second complex of topics, the participants should judge moral situations of conflict.
In moderate scenarios, such as the story about a man who ordered an inflatable sex doll that looks like his Secretary, showed that people who consumed ginger, less rejection and disgust than those who had taken a Placebo.
As it is, however, a man walked, has eaten his stray dog, because he was curious about how dog tastes like meat, had ginger not influence the moral judgment. It seems that ginger reduces the repulsion at moderate, but not severe scenarios.
The study suggests that ginger also affects moral disgust – up to a certain point. And this has an influence on the decisions. (ad)