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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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What is the benefit of ginger root in your diet?

What is the benefit of ginger root in your diet?

Several benefits: Ginger root has been a remedy used in ancient china for a variety of ailments. Most commonly, it is believed that ginger can aid in digestive issues. In addition, it can help with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Ginger (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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How is ginger root beneficial for the the body?

How is ginger root beneficial for the the body?

Many benefits: Ginger has many health benefits- it's a powerful anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant, soothes the stomach, treats nausea, morning sickness ; motion sickness, helps menstrual cramps, can help heartburn, is anti-microbial, helps lower blood sugar, may prevent colon, ovarian ; other cancers ; may be effective in treating certain cancers. See http://huff.To/1chj0b9 ; http://bit.Ly/1akogla. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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What health benefits has root ginger?

What health benefits has root ginger?

Root ginger: Mainly for Gastro intestinal tract ailmentssuch as nausea, gases or spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Can you take ginger root. If you are type 2 diabetic?

Yes you can: Ginger may have benefit in type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests it can increase Insulin sensitivity, and improve lipid profile and inflammation markers like c-reactive protein and pge2, in type 2 diabetes. In this way, it may improve complications of this condition. http://tinyurl.com/md5ur3u. ...Read more

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How long does ginger root last until it spoils? Do i keep it in frigerator or on kitchen table? im thinking of making tea from it.

How long does ginger root last until it spoils? Do i keep it in frigerator or on kitchen table? im thinking of making tea from it.

Ginger: You can store ginger in a paper bag in your refrigerator's crisper. You can also freeze grated ginger. Fresh ginger root lasts for 1 week when sitting out, 1 month in the refrigerator & 3 months in a freezer. Crystallized ginger lasts for 2 to 3 years at room temperature. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Glassman
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Good idea to take ginger root for anxiety?

Good idea to take ginger root for anxiety?

Anxiety: Theanine, gaba, valarian root for example are supplements that might be better. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus and Ginger root tea affect birthcontrol?

Does eucalyptus and Ginger root tea affect birthcontrol?

Eucalyptus can: Ginger doesn't, but eucalyptus may make your birth control less effective. Best to avoid it. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Is ginger is bad for diabetics.Galanga root is a type of ginger.Can galanga root also impair insulin?

Is ginger is bad for diabetics.Galanga root is a type of ginger.Can galanga root also impair insulin?

Ginger ; diabetes: Ginger may have benefit in type 2 diabetes. It doesn't impair Insulin -- it may even increase Insulin sensitivity. Some research also suggests it can improve lipid profile and inflammation markers like c-reactive protein and pge2, in type 2 diabetes. In this way, it may improve complications of this condition. http://tinyurl.com/md5ur3u. ...Read more

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