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Information on Ginger including the benefits and uses of using Ginger. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Ginger as part of a holistic approach to health.
   
Ginger
 
Botanical name

Zingiber officinalis

 
 
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Ginger has been extensively studied in the laboratory and humans. It has been shown to have antiemetic (reducing nausea and vomiting), anti-inflammatory, circulatory stimulant, anti-clotting, digestive, diaphoretic (promoting sweating) and antispasmodic properties.

 
 
Conditions commonly used for
  • Nausea, including morning sickness and motion sickness
  • Cold and flu
  • Headaches, Migraine headaches
  • Arthritis and muscular pain
  • Flatulence, bloating, and indigestion
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Poor circulation, chilblains, varicose veins
 
 
Common dosage range

Different conditions require different doses and preparations. Please consult your healthcare practitioner for advice.

General recommendations lie between 2 to 4 g daily of fresh root (0.25 to 1 g of powdered dry root)

Topical preparations may be applied to arthritic joints as prescribed.

 
 
Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • Ginger has an excellent safety record and is well tolerated by most people. It may cause mild heartburn in some people.
  • Not recommended in children under the age of two. Do not exceed recommended dose in pregnancy.
  • Because ginger increases bile flow, it is contraindicated in people with gallstones
  • No clinically significant interactions between ginger and conventional medications have been reported in the literature to date. Although ginger has the capacity to reduce blood clotting, interactions with anticoagulants have not been documented. Patients taking ginger while on anticoagulant therapy should be monitored closely.
 
 
Links & Other Information

It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner or click on the following links for more information.

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this herb, any conditions or therapies mentioned.

A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions. Although many herbal remedies are available over the counter, self-prescribing is not recommended except for minor ailments, and best results will be obtained by seeking the advice of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Any plant substance, even those that are used as foods, can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

 
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