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      Ginger root health benefits

      Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and reducing intestinal gas.  It can also be as effective as over the counter drugs for the control of nausea in pregnant women.  It is also highly effective as a painkiller / anti inflammatory and demonstrates real benefits for osteoarthritis sufferers. it may also be useful in the prevention of the development of cancer cells.

      Ginger is used to treat:





      Nausea including morning sickness

      As a stimulant for circulatory activity


      As a gargle for sore throats

      Topically as the base for many fibrositis and muscle sprain treatments

      Side effects and contraindications:

      Few side effects are linked to ginger when it is taken in small doses.

      Side effects most often reported are gas, bloating, heartburn, and nausea. These effects are most often associated with powdered ginger.

      Because ginger can interfere with blood clotting, it should be used cautiously in patients on anticoagulant therapies such as coumadin or heparin. Ginger may reduce the toxic effects of the chemotherapeutic agent cyclophosphamide.

      Although ginger is very effective for nausea and morning sickness and is used to reduce the effects of several chemotherapeutic agents, the use of high strength ginger capsules or tincture is not recommended for pregnancy. Ginger is also contraindicated in patients with biliary disease because of its tendency to cause bile release from the gallbladder.


      Active compounds:

      The active ingredients in ginger root include volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds known as gingerols, sesquiterpenoids, and shogaols. It has strong antioxidant properties.  ginger reduces inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin biosynthesis, specifically cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2. These effects make ginger comparable to those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications without the side effectss. Ginger also suppresses the immune system's production of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines, reducing disease severity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

      Adult tincture dosage:

      Based on a 1:3 ratio tincture 1.5ml to 3ml three times a day. Very high strength extract (1:1) should be taken in proportionally lower doses.

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