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Definition and Utilization
Since the time of old India, China and Rome, ginger has been known for its healing qualities. Ginger is still used as effective remedy for digestion difficulties.
Ginger is a lasted plant of warm climate relative to curcuma and cardamom which roots are used in kitchen or in the medicine.
It tastes biting, and it is used in cooking bread, meat or sweet bread. It has an enormous qualities used in traditional medicine.
Ginger cure sickness (nausea) and naughtiness, and might calm pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Ginger also calms down muscular pain, treats coldness and flatulency.
Treatment and Effects
Ginger has been known for treating digestion difficulties for centuries, including flatulency and more serious sicknesses. Ginger is effective in reducing coldness difficulties or arthritis pain. Present research of all active substances in ginger confirmed its effectiveness.
Main beneficial effects: Ginger is beneficial mainly in digestive tract because it increases creation of digestive juices and neutralizes acids. Therefore, it is prescribed as more effective remedy negating sickness which negatively influences central nerve system and causes sleepiness. According to a study testing women who suffered laparoscopy or more serious gynecologic surgery, 1 g of ginger before surgery radically decreased postoperative sickness and often contraindications caused by anesthesia. Ginger also helps to reduce sickness caused by chemotherapy. Ginger might bring a relief from dizziness caused by ageing. For years, ginger has been a common medicament for stomachic neuroses. Fresh grated ginger or ginger contained in dietary supplements serves as cure for flatulency.
Other beneficial effects: Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of ginger help to relief from muscular pain and pain caused by joint inflammatory. A study testing seven women suffering from rheumatic arthritis (autoimmune disease characterized by heavy inflammatory pain in joints) documented, daily dosage of 5 to 50 of fresh herb – ginger or capsules containing 1 g of powder ginger reduced symptoms of this disease and relieved from pain. Anti-inflammatory qualities of ginger might also help to palliate bronchi cramps caused by any kind of coldness.
How to Use
Dosage: To prevent from kinetosis (seasickness), dizziness and pain caused by arthritis, use ginger three times per day or every four hours. Usual dosage is 100 to 200 mg of standardized extract in capsule or tablet, or 1 to 2 g of fresh ginger powder. In some case, about 1,25 cm of ginger root might be used. Other products including ginger tea might be consumed several times per day to treat difficulties such as pain or arthritis. Ginger tea is available in teabags, or ¼ tea spoon of fresh grated ginger might be used instead. Candied ginger 2,5cm high and 0,5cm wide containing 500 mg of ginger might be the best cure for car sickness during travelling. To prevent muscular pain, rub into the painful spots few drops of ginger oil mixed with a tea spoon of almond oil (or any other neutral oil).
Consuming excess dosage of ginger on empty stomach might cause digestion difficulties. It is preferable to use capsules during meal and drink it down with water. To prevent seasickness, use ginger 3 or 4 hours before leaving, and then use ginger every four hours is necessary. To prevent from postoperative sickness, begin using ginger day before the surgery, od course after consultation with your physician.
Facts and advices
Old Greeks began to prepare first ginger bread to improve digestion. Many folk curers recommend chewing ginger, drinking ginger tea, or eating spoon of honey mixed with ginger root juice to relieve from breast pain during coldness.
Ginger is very safe dietary supplement because it does not provide any adverse effects. Occasionally, it might evoke digestion difficulties.
About 250 mg of ginger relieves from morning sickness in the beginning of pregnancy (first trimester). Higher dosage must be consult with physician. Patients going through chemotherapy should use ginger on empty stomach because it irritate stomachic mucosa. If you have any health difficulties, consult using ginger with your physician.
Fresh ginger or tablets containing ginger are very effective dietary supplements to relieve from sickness and kinetosis.
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