Ginger root helps stimulate digestion and improves the tone of intestinal muscles. It also soothes an upset stomach. Ginger may protect the stomach from the damaging effect of alcohol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen) and may help prevent ulcers.
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) acts as a bitter and carminative herb. It helps stimulate digestion and also improves the tone of intestinal muscles. It also soothes an upset stomach. Ginger may protect the stomach from the damaging effect of alcohol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen) and may help prevent ulcers. The gingerols and shogaols in the essential oil counter nausea and vomiting.
According to author Daniel Mowrey, "Ginger is the perfect remedy for acute nausea if you take enough to do the job. The biggest mistake people make in trying to use ginger root is not taking enough."
Ginger also reduces platelet stickiness in the blood, aiding circulation. It also exerts mild anti-inflammatory actions. In Ayurvedic medicine ginger is used to treat inflammatory joint diseases such as arthritis.
Each capsule contains:
Ginger 4:1 extract (Zingiber officinale) (rhizome)................... 250 mg
(Equivalent to 1000 mg dried herb)
Ginger powder (Zingiber officinale) (rhizome)....................... 200 mg
For preventing nausea: 1 capsule daily, 30 minutes before travel, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
For relieving digestive upset: 1-2 capsules daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Ginger has been shown in some studies to lessen nausea due to chemotherapy drugs and anesthesia.
Ginger is usually well-tolerated at recommended dosages.
At higher dosages, single dosages of 6,000 mg or more, powdered dried ginger has been shown to irritate the lining of the stomach.
This action may cause some gastric distress and ultimately could lead to ulcer formation.
Therefore, it is recommended that dosages on an empty stomach be less than 6,000 mg
Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Considered safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.
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