Ginger as a Supplement Pt. 1

Ginger as a Supplement Pt. 1

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Ginger as a Supplement Pt. 1

September 26, 2015
Bill Haberman
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Ginger

 

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I first became interested with ginger when reading about turmeric and its use as an add on at M.D. Anderson cancer hospital.  They use turmeric, cumin, and ginger combo tablets.  Ginger comes from the same botanical family as turmeric.  So I checked into ginger as a supplement.

Ginger is packed full of nutrients and bioactive compounds that have benefits for your body.

What follows are several beneficial uses of ginger that are seen in scientific research.

As always in all my writing nothing in this study is intended to be medical advice.  It is simply information that I have gained and pass on.  

 

1. Ginger Contains Gingerol

 

 

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Gingerol  has medicinal properties in ginger which is a flowering plant that originated from China.

It is classified in the Zingiberaceae family, which is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal.

The underground part of the stem is commonly used as a spice. This is what you find in the grocery called ginger root, or simply ginger.

Ginger has been used in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine.  It historically has helped digestion, reduced nausea and helped to fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.

Ginger has be used in several forms, fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice.  Manufacturers sometimes add it to processed foods and cosmetics. Of course we all know it as a common ingredient in recipes.

The special smell and taste of ginger flows from its oils, including gingerol.

Gingerol works as the most active bioactive compound in ginger for most of its reported medicinal properties. It acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory with added antioxidant effects.

 

2. Ginger for Nausea, especially morning sickness

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Ginger appears to treat effectively many types of nausea.

Its long history of use as a sea sickness remedy is well documented, and some research indicates that it may be as effective as modern prescription medication.

Ginger also has a history of relieving nausea and vomiting following surgery.  Further it may help many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with similar nausea.

It may be the most effective and has the best history when it is used for pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.  (Talk to your doctor.)

There is a review of 12 studies which included a total of 1,278 pregnant women  The conclusion suggests that 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea. However, ginger had no noted effect on vomiting episodes.  But that was just not addressed. That is still possible; no evidence says nothing except there is no evidence.

Ginger is considered safe, but talk to your doctor before taking large amounts during pregnancy. Some believe that large amounts can raise the risk of miscarriage, but there are currently no studies to support this. It may be an old wives tale or not.  Notice that said large amounts.  Reasonable usage is considered safe.  

Added as a heavy spice in food or drink is not considered a large amount.  I personally would think that not exceeding the 1-1.5 gram dosage would be dangerous during pregnancy, as that was used in research.  Start low. Work up.  When it works, stop and be happy.  But do not exceed that.

Uses outside pregnancy are clearly considered without question safe.  But remember you can drink enough water that it is harmful to your health.

About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student.

Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits.

He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry.

He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions.

His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics.

He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today.

As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations.

Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes.

Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality.

Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you

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