I use ginger so I consider myself qualified to talk about it. *Tips both shoulders of well tailored designers suit and clears voice*

Personally I use it to prevent flu or when am suffering flu to ease it.
– I use it on the first day on my menstrual period and as much I can in the course of it because it alleviate the abdominal cramps, joint aches, constipation usually associated with time in my life. *exhales*

– Recently I realise it helps me relax.

I chew it bit by bit after peeling its skin or blend a reasonable quantity, pour in a cup of water and allow to boil and then sieve to sip while hot. I add a spoon of honey if available.

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Ginger is a common folk treatment for upset stomach and nausea. There’s evidence that it may help.
Ginger seems to aid digestion and salivaflow. Studies found that taking ginger could reduce nausea and vomiting in some pregnant women but pregnant women should be careful with ginger. Some experts worry that it could raise the risk of miscarriage, especially in high doses.

Ginger does seem to help with painful periods. In one study, more than 60% of women felt that ginger lessened pain.

There’s strong evidence that ginger may ease osteoarthritis pain. It may also help with:
-Rheumatoid arthritis
-Muscle and joint pain
-Headache
-Lessen swelling
-Lower blood sugar
-Lower cholesterol
-Protect against Alzheimer’s disease
-Prevent blood clotting
-Some people apply ginger compresses to the skin for pain. We don’t know if this works or not.

Optimal doses of ginger have not been set for any condition.

What are the risks?
In small doses, ginger has few side effects. It may cause:
*.Gas
*.Heartburn
*.Upset stomach
*.Mouth irritation
Ginger can help reduce holiday stress that makes you prone to viruses and infection. Plus, ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural immune-booster and to provide relief for cold and flu symptoms.

High doses of ginger — more than 5 grams a day — increase the chances of side effects. Ginger on the skin may cause a rash.

Ginger may raise the risk of bleeding.If you have a bleeding disorder, it may not be safe.
And check with your doctor before taking ginger as a treatment if you:*.Are pregnant
*.Havediabetes
*.Have heart problems
Also, it’s not known if ginger supplements are safe for children or for women who are breastfeeding.
Interactions.If you take any medications regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using ginger supplements. They could interact with blood thinners and medications for diabetes and high blood pressure.

Supplements are not regulated by the FDA.Tell your doctor about any supplements you’re taking, even if they’re natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with medications.

WebMD Medical Reference

So ladies and gentlemen, what do you say, do we Ginger it up or down?
Do share your thoughts, thank you.

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