Alternative Nutrition Therapy Ginger. Lisa Nguyen, Jasmeen Banwait , Anjuli Dhillon DFM 655. What is Ginger ?. Botanical name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe Family : Zingiberaceae Plant part used : Rhizome (root), leaves Taste : pungent
Alternative Nutrition TherapyGinger
Lisa Nguyen, JasmeenBanwait, AnjuliDhillon
Botanical name: Zingiberofficinale Roscoe
Plant part used: Rhizome (root), leaves
Gingerol, shogaols, gingerdiones, and zingeronegive the plant its special aroma and flavor
Research shows thatzingeronehelps against E. coli induced diarrhea in children
Gingerol & shogaolsuppress stomach stomach pain
Oleoresins, proteolytic enzymes, and essential oils help with the flow of food
Zingibain reduces inflammation
Studies and Health Benefits
Gingerplays a beneficial role in:
Post operative nausea/vomiting
Morning sickness; nausea/vomiting during pregnancy
“The efficacy of ginger for the prevention of post operative nausea and vomiting (2006)
“Randomized controlled trial to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy” (2004)
“Cyclooxygenase inhibitors in ginger” (2011)
“Modulating effect of ginger extract on rats with ulcerative colitis” (2008)
“Anti-diabetic and hypolipidaemic properties of ginger (zingiber officinale) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats” (2006)
“Ginger lowers blood pressure through blockage of voltage dependent calcium channels” (2004)
Capsule form: lowest dose 250 mg
Clinical trial doses of 500 mg and 940 mg
Important to take at least 30 minutes before departure
Repeat every 4 hours, approx. 4 g a day
Ginger ale: 12 ounces is enough to prevent motion sickness and help nausea
Dried/Powder: 1 g (1/2 t) prevented vomiting, dizziness, and cold sweats
1.5 to 3 g/day of fresh rhizome
0.7 to 5 mL/day of a 1:5 tincture
Anticoagulant/antiplatelet medications (blood thinners)
Medications for Diabetes treatment
Calcium channel blocker medications for hypertension
Ginger is generally safe for most people
Some may experience mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhea and mild gastrointestinal discomfort
Some women have reported heavier menstrual bleeding
Ginger is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding, because there is not enough information known about the safety of ginger in regards to breast feeding mothers
Those with bleeding disorders or heart conditions should avoid consuming ginger
Ginger has been used for medicinal uses for thousands of years in a wide variety of treatments
More research is needed
Studies show small doses is effective for treating inflammation in the body, nausea and vomiting, blood sugar control and lowering blood pressure
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