Ginger

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    Ginger is a multi-faceted remedy with at least six more healing effects:

    • It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.
    • It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
    • It inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.
    • It inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.
    • In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
    • It may prevent stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

    You can take ginger in whatever form appeals to you.

    • If you’re pregnant: Try it in tea, soup, or capsules — up to 250 milli­grams four times a day. If you chose a carbonated beverage, make sure it’s made from real ginger. You can also nib­ble crystallized ginger.
    • To counter motion sickness: Taking 1 gram of dried, powdered, encapsulated ginger 30 minutes to two hours before travel can help ease travel related nausea.
    • For postoperative nausea: In a recent study on the use of gin­ger to thwart postoperative nausea, the dose was 500 milligrams 30 minutes before surgery and 500 milligrams 2 hours after surgery. Otherwise, ginger is usually not recommended during the seven to ten days leading up to surgery because of its ef­fect on blood clotting. Discuss the use of ginger with your surgeon or anesthesiologist before trying it.
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