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Ginger Benefits and Side Effects: 9 Use Of Using Ginger & Who Should Never Use It

February 29, 2020

In this video, I will be giving you, health
benefits and also side effects of ginger. Make sure you watch till the end. Before watching the video, don’t forget
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icon so you will be notified whenever we publish a new video. Ginger is a very popular Ayurveda herb used
for centuries to treat many common ailments. However, this medicinal herb has some adverse
effects too. It may interact with certain medications and
supplements. Excessive intake of ginger may cause diarrhea
and heart issues and increase the risk of miscarriage. The herb may also lower blood pressure way
too much. Ginger has been revered as a culinary and
medicinal spice in many traditional cultures. It is also a very powerful remedy with numerous
purported health benefits — from reducing nausea and PMS symptoms to fighting inflammation
and boosting testosterone. Keep on watching, so you will learn more about
all its health potential, dosing, and side effects. Where does Ginger come from? Ginger is a spice originated from the rhizomes
of the plant Zingiber officinale. It is commonly used in many Asian, Ayurvedic,
and middle eastern dishes. Ginger use dates back to 3,000 years ago in
India. In fact, ginger is one of the most commonly
consumed dietary condiments in the world. What is Ginger used for? It’s been used for thousands of years as
a remedy for diverse health issues, such as colds, nausea, pain, arthritis, migraines,
and high blood pressure. Ginger is also an antioxidant that might fight
microbes and reduce inflammation. This spice is a relative of curcumin and cardamon,
which all belong to the same plant family. What are the Active Components of Ginger? Over 100 active compounds have been identified
in ginger, fresh or dried! Gingerols are the major compounds in fresh
ginger and less so in dry ginger. Shogaols are produced from gingerols during
the drying process and are present in higher amounts in dried ginger. Ginger also contains zingerone, zerumbone,
pungent oleoresins, some terpenoids and flavonoids. As far as ginger root supplements go, a recent
analysis of 10 supplements randomly purchased in health stores showed that their active
compounds greatly vary. One supplement was high in one active component
and low in another, while for the next supplement it was the opposite. Plus, ginger supplements still aren’t standardized
to a specified amount of one of the active ingredients. Ginger contains a complex mix of hundreds
of active compounds, which may greatly vary in supplements. Health Benefits of Ginger
As with a lot of herbal medicine, more research is needed to better understand and prove uses
for ginger and ginger water. There are many anecdotes about uses for ginger
water that can’t be guaranteed healthy or effective. However, there are several potential benefits
backed by limited research in this video. 1. Ginger Reduces Nausea from HIV Medication
HIV medications also cause nausea. Ginger (1 g/day) given before the medications
improved both mild and severe nausea in a study of 105 HIV positive people after 2 weeks. 2.Ginger helps in Pain Relief
Ginger shows some promise for relieving pain naturally, according to a review of 7 studies
that focused on athletes. However, the evidence has been inconclusive. Ginger worked as well as the popular painkiller
diclofenac (an NSAID also known as Voltaren) in a study of 43 people. In the study, participants took a ginger extract
(340 mg) for 4 weeks. Unlike diclofenac, ginger didn’t damage
the stomach lining or cause digestive discomfort. However, this study had a small sample size
and tested the effects of ginger over a short period of time. Large-scale, long-term studies are needed. 3. Ginger helps in reducing Eczema. 6-Shogaol, a ginger compound, reduced eczema
in mice. TNF-alpha plays a role in eczema symptoms,
such as redness and skin eruptions. Interestingly, eczema is a mixed Th2/Th1 condition,
and ginger managed to keep all inflammatory immune substances and pathways under control. For example, TNF-alpha, which is typically
a Th1 substance, is high in people with eczema. Eczema is an example of a Th2 condition with
some Th1 characteristics. Ginger can reduce TNF-alpha levels, along
with other Th2 products. So eczema is still more Th2 dominant, which
helps to explain these potentially beneficial effects of ginger on eczema overall. However, clinical studies are lacking to back
up this purported benefit. More research is needed to determine the effects
of ginger on eczema. 4. Ginger helps in Weight loss
Ginger water may help promote weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. One study showed that ginger suppressed obesity
in rats on high-fat diets. And another study found that men who drank
a hot ginger beverage after eating felt more full for longer. Balanced blood sugar can also prevent you
from overeating. 5. Ginger helps in Hydration
This benefit is mostly because you’re taking your ginger in water. Staying hydrated is very important for supporting
every aspect of your health. Many of us simply don’t drink enough water
each day. Starting your day with a glass of ginger water,
or finding another regular time to drink one each day, will help you hydrate. 7. Ginger helps in Anti-inflammation. Inflammation is one of your body’s natural
self-preservation functions. Germs, chemicals, and poor diet can cause
too much inflammation and harm your body. Inflammation has become a very common experience
for a lot of people. Diet and lifestyle changes may be necessary
to fight chronic inflammation. Consuming ginger may help prevent and heal
inflammation. One study found that ginger could reduce allergic
reactions, in which inflammation can play a role. A small study also showed that people who
took daily ginger supplements had less muscle pain after working out. Muscle pain can be caused by inflammation. 8. Ginger Acts as an Antioxidant. The antioxidant properties of ginger may help
to prevent: • heart disease. • neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s,
Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s • cancer. • symptoms of aging. Antioxidants fight reactive oxygen species
(ROS), which cause oxidative stress and damage your cells. Your body naturally makes ROS, but some lifestyle
choices, like drinking large quantities of alcohol, smoking, or experiencing chronic
stress can make you produce too much ROS. Consuming foods and drinks with antioxidants,
like ginger water, can help prevent and fight the negative side effects of ROS. One study found that that ginger could prevent
or slow down kidney failure. Ginger may also slow the growth of tumors,
and one study found evidence that ginger may help control some types of cancer. 9. Ginger helps in Balancing your blood sugar. One study found that ginger improved fasting
blood sugar in people with diabetes. These and other findings show promise that
ginger can help treat health concerns caused by chronic diabetes. Side Effects Of Ginger
Though the side effects of ginger largely occur due to its over consumption, it is important
to be aware of them. 1. Ginger May Cause Heartburn. Ginger, when taken in higher doses (more than
4 grams per day), may cause mild heartburn. As per anecdotal evidence, other likely side
effects include an upset stomach and belching. In case you are using ginger as an alternative
remedy and are experiencing heartburn as a side effect, you may want to try ginger in
the capsule form. This might not result in side effects. An American study reports heartburn in subjects
who were given ginger. Most often, consuming more than 5 grams of
ginger per day can lead to these side effects, including heartburn. 2. Ginger May Cause Bleeding. Ginger may aggravate bleeding issues. This applies not only to the herb, but also
to any ingredient present in the herb. Certain experts believe that ginger could
cause bleeding due to its anti-platelet (blood thinning) properties. Some believe ginger can further increase the
risk of bleeding when taken along with other herbs like clove, garlic, ginseng, and red
clover. However, more research is warranted in this
aspect. 3. Ginger May Lead To Diarrhea. If taken in large quantities, ginger can cause
diarrhea. Gingerols, the active ingredients in ginger,
speed up the passage of food through the intestines and may cause diarrhea. While this was confirmed in animal studies,
more studies in humans are warranted. Diarrhea can occur when the stool moves too
rapidly through the gastrointestinal tract. Abnormal gastrointestinal motility and excessive
fluid secretion of the gastrointestinal tract cause diarrhea. 4. Ginger May Upset Stomach. There is less research in this regard. Ginger stimulates the secretion of bile, which
benefits digestion. But if your stomach is empty, this may lead
to excess gastric stimulation, causing digestive distress and an upset stomach. The gingerol in ginger (which is similar to
capsaicin, the active ingredient in many spices and chili peppers) is thought to irritate
the stomach, making it produce more acid. This may leave you feeling unsettled. However, some evidence states that ginger
could actually help treat an upset stomach. Hence, more studies are needed to understand
how ginger may cause stomach upset. 5. Ginger Might Not Be Safe During Pregnancy. Though ginger can reduce nausea in pregnant
women, it is important to note the herb’s dark side as well. According to certain experts, consuming ginger
can increase the risk of miscarriage. It may not be dangerous if the dosage is below
1500 mg per day. Anything beyond this could be unsafe for pregnant
women. Taking ginger supplements in large doses can
also cause miscarriage and other complications. Though ginger is safe when used in amounts
found in food, it can cause problems during pregnancy. Excess intake of ginger during pregnancy may
also lead to acid reflux and heartburn. Ginger can increase the bleeding risk by decreasing
aggregation of platelets Hence, mothers who have lost a significant
amount of blood during childbirth must abstain from ginger during the early days following
childbirth. 6. Ginger May Cause Gas And Bloating
Ginger tea may cause certain mild digestive side effects. It most often impacts the upper digestive
system and causes upper digestive gas. Replacing ginger with supplements could be
one solution to this. But make sure you talk to your doctor before
using them. According to the National Center for Complementary
and Integrative Health, ginger may cause gas. Some believe the same could happen with ginger
ale, the carbonated drink. The drink may aggravate bloating in certain
individuals. 7. Ginger May Lower Blood Sugar Way Too Much
Ginger is usually known to aid diabetes treatment by lowering blood sugar levels. However, taking it along with diabetes medication
may cause problems. Ginger may enhance the effects of the medication
and cause hypoglycemia or excessive lowering of blood sugar. 8. Ginger May Cause Mouth Irritation
This is also called Oral Allergy Syndrome. Certain allergies occur when you consume certain
foods. The symptoms are generally specific to the
ears, skin, and mouth. One such allergy occurs when you consume ginger
(not in all individuals, though), where your mouth starts to itch. Mouth irritation might also lead to an unpleasant
taste. Though switching to a ginger supplement might
help, this is not always the case. Other related allergies include tingling and
swelling of the mouth. However, limited research is available in
this aspect, and we need further studies to understand why ginger may cause these allergies. 9. Ginger May Cause Skin And Eye Irritation
According to an Iranian study, the most common allergic reaction to ginger is a skin rash. Other allergies to ginger include itchy eyes,
skin redness, and skin inflammation. These are the major side effects of ginger. But there are certain other ill-effects of
ginger (or of the different forms of ginger) that you need to be aware of. Recommended way of using Ginger
Dosages of around 1500 mg per day were found to treat nausea. Going beyond this dosage may cause adverse
effects, though information is unclear. Hence, it is important to consult a doctor. If it is ginger root, the following dosages
may be ideal (these are just guidelines; for ideal values, please consult your doctor):
• For children between the ages of 2 and 6 years, not more than 2 mg of ginger root
in a day. • For adults, not more than 4 grams of ginger
root in a day. • For pregnant women, not more than 1 gram
of ginger root in a day. Ginger has been used for thousands of years
for medicinal purposes. However, excess consumption of ginger may
have some serious side effects, such as lowering blood pressure way too much, diarrhea, and
heart problems. Hence, limit the intake of this root and consult
a doctor if you have observed any side effects after consumption. If you have other benefits of using ginger
or side effects, you can write them in the comment box below? If you like the video, give it a thumbs up,
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  • Reply Health Focus February 27, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    If you have other benefits of using ginger or side effects, you can write them in the comment box below?

    If you like the video, give it a thumbs up, share it with your friends.

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  • Reply Michael Carter February 28, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Great video. Kip it up

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