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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Overview)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more than 1g per day.


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What diseases can ginger cure?

What diseases can ginger cure?

Digestive issues: Ginger is a wonderful herb that has been shown to be helpful with nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. It is can also be used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset. As an anti-inflammatory it may reduce pain of osteoarthritis when taken orally or applied externally. Studies are also evaluating its use to lower cholesterol and for cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
330 Doctors shared insights

Ginger (Overview)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more than 1g per day.


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Has anyone prescribed ginger for relief of nausea?

Has anyone prescribed ginger for relief of nausea?

Many times: Ginger is a wonderful herb with many medicinal properties including relief of nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness. It is even strong enough to relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy! it can be taken as tea, as crystallized ginger, or in capsules. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/ginger/a/ginger_nausea. Htm & www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Ginger (Tip)

Omega 3 fatty acids and ginger can have modest effect in keeping cholesterol under control. ...See more

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Can I use ginger instead of dimenhydrinate to relieve nausea from drinking large amounts of cough syrup?

Can I use ginger instead of dimenhydrinate to relieve nausea from drinking large amounts of cough syrup?

Neither: If you have potentially taken an overdose of a medication, you should not take any additional medications or herbs until you seek emergency health care. ...Read more

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Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Ginger: Ginger can be eaten. One of my sisters adored eating crystalized ginger. Ginger is an ancient chinese tonic used to calm the spirit and the stomach. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
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Diet, exercise, lose weight ; try these herbs - garlic, red yeast rice, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, artichoke. ...See more

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While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

Not all ginger ale: Has ginger. A simple way to v nausea is w Ginger. You can drink nibble on crystallized ginger or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Peitigrain (Citrus reticulata), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid cancer?

Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid cancer?

Should be okay: Ginger root can help alleviate nausea. I don't see any problem if you want to take ginger root. You can also take it as ginger tea, ginger candy, besides the root. How bad is the liver function by the way? ...Read more

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What are side effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) aren't recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory >>. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends. . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more

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Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?

Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?

Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www. Truehope. Com for some really great information. ...Read more

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Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?

Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?

No: I imagine that you saw through this screwy claim. I suspect it's a cruel prank. Manage your cardiac risk profile by lifestyle and perhaps medication; especially, don't hesitate to get into serious aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Can I drink ginger beer (26 grams- not mg- fresh ginger) in 1st trimester? I have been for m/s, but read too much ginger can cause birth defects & m/

Can I drink ginger beer (26 grams- not mg- fresh ginger) in 1st trimester? I have been for m/s, but read too much ginger can cause birth defects & m/

Ginger Beer.: Ginger Beer - Although historically a fermented alcoholic drink – Ginger beer is usually sold as a soft drink in this time & age. However, some brands do still contain alcohol. Avoid alcohol during pregnancy. In general, adults should not take more than 4 grams of ginger daily -- from all sources.
REF: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/504737-how-much-raw-ginger-can-you-eat/ ...Read more

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Why does ginger have so many curing abilities?

Why does ginger have so many curing abilities?

Digestive aid: Ginger has a number of properties including anti-inflammatory and digestive improvement which are two areas that many people need assistance with. When our digestion is poor, we are not metabolizing and utilizing our nutrients (and other substances) efficiently and we do not eliminate well what is not serving us. In addition, reducing inflammation can be a key component in restoring health. ...Read more

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What are the implications of ginger?

What are the implications of ginger?

Multiple benefits: Ginger can help in nausea ; vomiting related to pregnancy, motion sickness, after surgery, and chemotherapy. It's also anti-inflammatory and may help joint pain in osteoarthritis. http://tinyurl. Com/n4wuj8w some research also supports benefits type 2 diabetes -- improving Insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, and certain markers of inflammation. http://tinyurl. Com/md5ur3u. ...Read more

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What are the nutrients that in the ginger?

What are the nutrients that in the ginger?

Vitamins, minerals &: Ginger contains at least 477 different chemicals (!) including trace levels of vitamins including c, b3, 5, 6, 9 & k, minerals like potassium, magnesium & zinc & Amino Acids like aspartate, but it is a trivial source of most nutrients & its main health benefits come from unique compounds like gingerols & gingediols with medicinal effects. See www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read more

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Ginger and gallstone?

Ginger and gallstone?

Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article I found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of ginger?

Many: It is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sickness. It can also be used for morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidum. Additionally it contains gingerols which reduce formation of cytokines associated with inflammation. ...Read more

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What are dis advantages of ginger to the health?

What are dis advantages of ginger to the health?

Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) aren't recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory >. ...Read more

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Is ginger good for cough?

Is ginger good for cough?

Yes: I personally use it when I have upper respiratory infections with bad coughing. In chinese traditional medicine it used to expel cold, warm the middle "triple heater", warm the lungs and to liquefy phlegm. ...Read more

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Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Not sure: Ginger has been reported to improve circulation ; help reduce blood pressure. However, I haven't actually read the studies on their effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is Ginger mint good for?

What is Ginger mint good for?

Digestion and...: Like other types of mint Ginger mint is often used for digestive disorders and also as an antiseptic, for fevers and headaches. See http://www. Herbalpedia. Com/mint, %20Ginger. Pdf
for more on Ginger mint and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/14/peppermint-health-benefits. Aspx for information about the uses of mint in general. ...Read more

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Is ginger a vegetable or fruit?

Ginger: Ginger is a spice but would be more consider a root vegetable. ...Read more