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is turmeric the same as ginger

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Turmeric/Ginger: Turmeric has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties. Ginger has more gastro-intestinal benefits than anti-inflammatory.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Maybe: There is some evidence that turmeric and ginger have anti inflammatory properties.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Definitely yes: There is no interaction between ginger, turmeric and mobic (meloxicam). Ginger and turmeric are natural product with numerous health benefits. Take ca ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Tumeric: Has many benefits, some report benefit with arthritis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Curcumin is the major ingredient in the indian spice turmerin. It is not the same thing as cumin which is also an indian spice.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ginger: They can both be used for the same purpose. My preference is freshly grated, organic ginger. Take care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: It is well known that ginger has anti-nausea properties --- ginger crackers, ginger chews, and even raw ginger can soothe a nauseated tummy. Ginger al ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
NO: Ginger ale commonly contains carbonated water, sugar/HFCS and artificial ginger-flavor. Ginger content is often listed on labels in a general "natural ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nobody knows: I've looked at the stuff online. I can do nothing with the claim about divine revelation. The account of the remission of the CML patient does not squ ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Turmeric: Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Spironolactone is a medication , a pottassium sparing diuretic, and has many other useful functions such as cardiac benefits and BP control. Vitex app ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Ginger will not hurt you but it will not treat osteoarthritis pain the way celebrex (celecoxib) will.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Marshmallow what?: Nope. Absolutely not.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine), aloe is a plant that sometimes used to assist the wound healing.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Not familiar: With sauzox, but other two similar.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience in Neurology
Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Trick question!: Red wine is made without removing seeds, skins and even stems from the grapes. Eating whole black grapes would get you more of these antioxidants than ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many benefits: Ginger has many health benefits- it's a powerful anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant, soothes the stomach, treats nausea, morning sickness ; motion sickn ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
NO: Artificial substitutes are not like the real thing.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Two completely different less-well-known vitamins.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Aspirin is salicylic acid and is actually derived from extracts of willow bark. As such willow bark will have very similar properties.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure : Both are fine and you may eat as much as you like.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Anti-inflammatory: Turmeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory & reduces pain comparably to drugs like Aspirin & ibuprofen.However, whereas those drugs work quickly ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Malabsorption: If there are problems with nutrient absorption in the GI tracts, Vit D is sometimes not absorbed well. There are many causes, including GI surgery, i ... Read More
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