The ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is an Asian native. The ginger spice comes from the plant’s roots. It’s a food flavouring as well as a medication.
Ginger has compounds that may help with nausea and edoema. These substances appear to function in the stomach and intestines, but they may also aid nausea management in the brain and nerve system.
Ginger is often used to treat a variety of nausea and vomiting symptoms. It’s also used for menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, diabetes, migraine headaches, and other ailments, but many of these claims lack scientific backing. In addition, there is no good evidence to support the use of ginger for COVID-19.
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Drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS produce nausea and vomiting (antiretroviral-induced nausea and vomiting). In HIV patients, taking ginger by mouth for 14 days, 30 minutes before each dosage of antiretroviral medication, lowers the incidence of nausea and vomiting.
Cramps during menstruation (dysmenorrhea). Taking ginger by mouth during the first 3-4 days of a menstrual cycle can help to alleviate unpleasant periods. It appears to be comparable to ibuprofen, mefenamic acid, or Novafen in terms of pain relief. Taking ginger with other medications, such as mefenamic acid, appears to be beneficial.
Osteoarthritis. In some patients with osteoarthritis, taking ginger by mouth can help them feel better. However, using ginger gel or oil on the knee does not appear to be effective.
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Exercise-induced muscle soreness. Ginger taken orally has little effect on muscle discomfort caused by exercise.
Motion sickness is a condition that occurs when a person is Motion sickness is not prevented by taking ginger by mouth up to 4 hours before travel.
Ginger is being considered for a variety of additional uses, but there isn’t enough trustworthy information to say whether it will be beneficial.
Ginger is often used in dishes and drinks as a flavour. Ginger is accessible in a variety of forms as medication, including teas, syrups, pills, and liquid extracts. Adults have traditionally taken 0.5-3 grammes of ginger each day by oral for up to 12 weeks. Topical gels, ointments, and aromatherapy essential oils containing ginger are also available. Consult a healthcare professional to determine the optimal product and dosage for a specific problem.