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Can You Stomach a Ginger Binge-r?

By Diane Irving

Studies show that ginger can be an effective treatment for ovarian cancer cells, stomach issues, and other serious health problems. After eras of use, it has become a trusted go-to for its healthful properties. MedicalNewsToday.com states that “natural ginger is safe for most people and causes little to no known side effects.” However, Organicfacts.net warns, “If you have a history of gallbladder conditions, it is best to consult a doctor before consuming ginger.” Otherwise, herb lovers can use this herb frequently without worry.

Savor the Flavor of Ginger

Anyone looking to enhance mealtime tastes can add fresh ginger in different kinds of dishes. It can be eaten raw, put in herbal tea, turned into oil, drunk as a juice, or crushed into a powered spice for Asian and Indian cuisine. MedicalNewsToday.com mentions, “Ginger pairs well with many different types of seafood, oranges, pork, pumpkin, and apples.” A garden-fresh slice is great in a hot cup of water with lemon or honey additives. One of the most interesting tidbits of information is how ginger became an ingredient in a favorite holiday treat. Organicfacts.net shares, “Queen Elizabeth I of England, a fan herself, was the one to invent the gingerbread man in the 16th century.”

Proof of Positivity

Prevention.com sites a few studies about ginger’s positive health contributions. “In one study of cruise ship passengers traveling on rough seas, 500 mg of ginger every 4 hours was as effective as Dramamine.” For some, it has helped stabilize blood pressure and acted as an anti-inflammatory reducing arthritis pain. The site refers to a study done by The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Those same anti-inflammatory powers help powdered ginger kill ovarian cancer cells as well as – or better than – traditional chemotherapy, at least in the test tube.” Detoxification is another helpful advantage of ginger ingestion because it can cause consumers to sweat and release toxins in the body. Other positive benefits include a reduction in many painful issues such as menstrual cramps, upset stomach (including morning sickness), digestion problems, diarrhea cramping, bone and workout-induced muscle pain. Ginger can also help fight the flu by alleviating fever and headache.

Peace of mind comes from knowing this healthy remedy can be all-natural and beneficial. MedicalNewsToday.com reaffirms that “ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain.” Dr. Marone can provide guidance for those seeking healthy alternatives to prescribed medications. Though it is considered safe, it is always best to consult your doctor before going on a ginger binge-r.