The Many Benefits of Ginger

Important Reasons to use Ginger
  • Help drug-induced constipation (Opoid)
  • Support hypothyroid
  • Support Adrenal function
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Relieve symptoms of morning sickness
  • Relieve symptoms of motion sickness
  • Relieve symptoms of GERDS

Bet you didn't know there were this many uses for Ginger:

There have been many studies where ginger has been used successfully to relieve morning sickness in the first trimester of pregnancy without any serious adverse events to the mother or fetus.  More recently it is being used to provide relief for the nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments.  There are many studies that support the use of ginger in any type of nausea and vomiting.  

Ginger increases intestinal muscle contraction while relaxing the gastro duodenal sphincter.  This allows the gastric contents to go into the duodenum rather than reflux into the esophagus (GERDS).

How does Ginger work?

Unlike most antiemetics, ginger acts locally on the gastrointestinal tract.  It stimulates the flow of saliva, bile and gastric secretions.  It suppresses  gastric contractions and increases the tone of intestinal muscles.  Several studies demonstrate suppression of serotonin receptor sites.  This is the reason for some of antiemetic effect as well as its antispasmodic action on vascular and smooth muscle.  Ginger’s anti-inflammatory actions are secondary to inhibition of cyclooxygenase and 5, lipoxygenase.  Ginger is also a powerful antioxidant.

It is also used in relieving gastric dystonia secondary to drugs or disease.  Narcotic drugs cause a slowdown in movement along the bowel that can be overcome without the use of additional drugs.  In fact, Ginger stimulates the bowel to propel food along the GI tract.


  Ginger should be used under the direction of a physician in the presence of gall stones because of its cholagogic action.  
reviewed 11/15
  By John W Jones, MD, MPH  
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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