Ginger can be used to prevent nausea and stomach upset. It is an
antiinflammatory herb that can ease menstrual pain and prevent heavy
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used in cooking and natural medicine for thousands of years in China, Japan and India. Modern use of ginger focuses primarily on the antiemetic effect of ginger, ie against nausea. It can be helpful in early pregnancy, for patients on chemotherapy and to prevent motion sickness.
Ginger also has a positive effect on digestion as it promotes peristalsis and protects the mucous membrane of the stomach.
Ginger has traditionally been recommended for symptoms related to the menstrual cycle because it is an anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory. Women who suffer from menstrual pain and cramps can benefit greatly from ginger.
For example, it may relieve indigestion and diarrhea that some women may experience in connection with their period, especially endometriosis sufferers. A study published in 2014 showed that 250mg of dried ginger three times a day (for a total of 4 days per cycle) dramatically reduced severe bleeding in young women. The biggest difference was noted during the second month. Ginger was used by the test group for three cycles in a row.
Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that are involved in multiple processes, such as inflammation, blood clotting and smooth muscle contraction. During menstruation, prostaglandins are excreted in order for the uterus to contract and shed the endometrial lining. Women who form more of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins PGE2 and PGF2 alpha often bleed more than normal (menorrhagia).
Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect that resembles ibuprofen and other NSAIDs that are commonly used to treat menstrual and severe bleeding. Ginger also blocks the formation of prostaglandins enzymatically, which can give an analgesic effect and reduce bleeding.
In this product the whole ginger root is used, it is not an extract. This means that all nutrients of the ginger root are included. The product is completely free from fillers and other additives.
To lessen menstrual pain and heavy bleeding, use 2-3 capsules per day starting a couple of days prior to your period and use during the menstrual period.
Do not use more than 4g per day and not more than 1g per day if you are pregnant.
Refrain from using ginger for two weeks before surgery because it may have a blood thinning effect. Ginger should not be combined with proton pump inhibitors (medicines that neutralize stomach acid). Ginger can lower blood sugar, which is important to know for diabetics and for those who use medicines to lower blood sugar.
Contents per capsule:
The can contains a total
|Ginger (root) (Zingiber officinale)||500||mg|
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- Product Code: 268956
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