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Is Turmeric The Same As Ginger
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
NO: Ginger ale commonly contains carbonated water, sugar/HFCS and artificial ginger-flavor. Ginger content is often listed on labels in a general "natural aroma" or "Natural flavoring" statement, to preserve secrecy of the complex proprietary mix of spices, fruits and other flavors used. Lemon, lime and cane sugar are the most common of ingredients. Its not the same as natural ginger as you asked. ...Read more
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 square with the disease's expected course today. There's been cell-culture studies for over a decade but no animal model published. Root seems best if you want to explore. Find an ethical holistic practitioner for more guidance. ...Read more
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. Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more
No: Vitex is different. It is a natural supplement. While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2181002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true ginger extract is like taking celebrex (celecoxib) only in herbal form? i take celebrex (celecoxib) and wondered if it would be better. is ginger the same thing?
Marshmallow what?: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more
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
Is pomegranate sauce as good as using fresh pomegranate? Is it good to have in the morning with warm water on an empty stomach?Any side effects?
NO: Artificial substitutes are not like the real thing. ...Read more
Are parsley leaves and coriander leaves made as a soup safe for pregnant woman, if so what is the safest dosage?
Sure : Both are fine and you may eat as much as you like. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Turmeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory & reduces pain comparably to drugs like Aspirin & ibuprofen.However, whereas those drugs work quickly one must take turmeric several days to see the benefits-but over time turmeric is far safer!hot milk likely increases absorption of active agents like curcumin.One can take extracts like meriva.See www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more
Is the absorption of vitamin D3 guaranteed when taken as a supplement? What brand of vitamin D3 is best in the market?
Vit D3 Well-Absorbed: Nothing is guaranteed. But I think you can feel comfortable that you are absorbing your Vitamin D3. I believe most brands are acceptable, but the best-tested brand is Bio-Tech. Bio-Tech D3 is the form that has been used in most of the major clinical studies. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7,000 IU per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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