Study: ginger can also influence our moral decisions

Ginger can affect the moral reactions of people

Ginger was named last year as a medicinal plant in 2018, that says a lot about the wonders of tuber. Recently, however, have shown Researchers in a canadian study, the tuber has much more to offer: it also has 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”.

Healthy Tuber

It’s long been known that ginger is healthy and also against pain and disease helps. So ginger has pain-relieving in General. Even in cancer therapy, ginger is sometimes used.

The German cancer aid, the root has a compelling effect against chemotherapy-related dyspeptic symptoms, as well as against Nausea and vomiting.

In addition, ginger is effective for colds.

And also as a home remedy for bloating the tuber is popular. Apart from that you have digestive problems, diarrhea, and numerous other complaints.

In naturopathy, the root is used for quite some time against high fat levels in the blood. And, 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 research team 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 disgust had to rate pictures

To reach their conclusions, shared the researchers 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 could act, saw the Participants 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, 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 issues, the Participants in moral conflict situations should be assessed.

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)