an herbal product - treats Motion sickness / seasickness, Rheumatoid arthritis, Shortening labor, Osteoarthritis, Migraine, Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, Nausea and vomiting, Urinary disorders, Weight loss, Nausea, and Anti-platelet agent
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Alcohol withdrawal, antacid, antibacterial, anti- inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti- spasm, antiviral, aphrodisiac, asthma, atherosclerosis, athlete's foot, baldness, bile secretion problems, bleeding, blood circulation, blood thinner, bronchitis, burns (applied to the skin), cancer, cholera, colds, colic, coronary artery disease, cough suppressant, depression, diarrhea, digestive aid, diminished appetite, diuresis, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), dysentery, dyspepsia, elevated cholesterol, energy metabolism, fungal infections, flatulence (gas), flu, gallbladder disease, gonarthritis, headache, heart disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, hepatitis, high blood pressure, immune system disorders (Kawasaki disease), immune stimulation, impotence, increased drug absorption, insecticide, intestinal parasites, kidney disease, kidney toxicity, laxative, leukemia, liver disease, liver toxicity, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, malaria, neuroblastoma, orchitis (painful or swollen testes), pain relief, poisonous snake bites, promotion of menstruation, psoriasis (applied to the skin), respiratory infections, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation or tapering, serotonin- induced hypothermia, stimulant, stomach ache, sweating, thrombosis (traveler's thrombosis), tonic, toothache, ulcers.
Adults (over 18 years old)
Common forms of ginger include fresh root, dried root, tablets, capsules, liquid extract, tincture, and tea. Many publications note that the maximum recommended daily dose of ginger is 4 grams. It is believed that the mild stomach upset sometimes caused by ginger may be reduced by taking ginger capsules rather than powder.
Many experts and publications suggest that ginger powder, tablets, or capsules or freshly cut ginger can be used in doses of 1 to 5 grams daily, by mouth, divided into smaller doses.
Children (under 18 years old)
There is insufficient scientific evidence to recommend the use of ginger in children.