Site Search


Links We Like



« Best Way to Keep Weight Off | Main | Niacin and Superbugs »

Ginger: Not Just For Food

Ginger is beneficial at relieving arthritis, bursitis, motion sickness, nausea and more.If minor aches and pains are an issue for you, try ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is useful for relieving symptoms associated with arthritis, bursitis, motion sickness, nausea and more. Ginger is commonly available in forms ranging from whole fresh root, crystallized ginger and honey-based ginger syrups to capsules containing powdered extracts. Look for products made with only 100% pure ginger. For inflammatory conditions, take one or two grams of powdered ginger a day; for nausea and prevention of motion sickness, take 1,000 mg as a preventive and 500 mg every four hours as needed. (You might also try eating eat two pieces of crystallized ginger, taking a spoonful of ginger syrup or sipping ginger tea.) Since high doses may cause a burning sensation in the stomach, take ginger with food. Ginger may also act as a blood thinner, so curbing daily use at least two weeks before surgery is advisable. If you are pregnant, use ginger to address morning sickness with some caution - I would not recommend using more 1,000 to 1,500 mg per day taken in two to four divided doses, particularly during the early stages of pregnancy.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (2)

I'm surprised you are pushing processed ginger! How much fresh ginger would you recommend?

October 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoderick Chu

Thank you for posting the option of using processed ginger and other alternatives to fresh ginger; we don't all live where the preferred choice is available.

October 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.