GINGER ROOT

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What is Ginger Root?

Ginger Root originated in China and has been consider a luxury for more than 5,000 years. Ginger root is the rhizome of the yellow flowering plant, Ginger. It has many amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Digestive Health 

Ginger Root contains Gingerol which is responsible for the amazing benefits in ginger. It is used to treat dyspepsia, gastroparesis, slow motility symptoms, constipation, and colic. It is often used to treat nausea and vomiting. Hence, the ginger candy on cruises. It can treat the flu and morning sickness. Ginger Root is often recommended for patients that are undergoing chemotherapy. 

    The Body

    Ginger has been used to reduce muscle pain for those of us who love to work out. It helps reduce the day-to-day progression of pain. Osteoarthritis leads to join pain and stiffness, this is where Ginger Root’s anti-inflammatory properties come into play. It also drastically reduces blood sugar levels with its amazing anti-diabetic properties. [1]

    Ginger Root:

    • Relieves Chronic indigestion
    • Lowers cholesterol levels
    • Prevents cancer
    • Improves brain function
    • Prevents 
    Alzheimer’s disease
    • Fights infections
    • Reduces menstrual pains

     

    Safe Use: 

    Mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhea, and general stomach discomfort. Some women have reported extra menstrual bleeding while taking ginger. Mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhea, and general stomach discomfort. Some women have reported extra menstrual bleeding while taking ginger. 

    Pregnancy: Ginger is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for medicinal uses during pregnancy. But using ginger during pregnancy is controversial. Most studies in pregnant women suggest that ginger can be used safely for morning sickness without harm to the baby. There is some concern that ginger might increase the risk of bleeding, so some experts advise against using it close to your delivery date. As with any medication given during pregnancy, it’s important to weigh the benefit against the risk. Before using ginger during pregnancy, talk it over with your healthcare provider. [2]

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