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Ginger Extract

Beton Nutrition Corporation | Updated: Apr 19, 2016

Common Name:  ginger

Latin Name: 

Zingiber officinale

Introduction

This fact sheet provides basic information about ginger—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It is commonly used for cooking and medicinal purposes. Historically, ginger has been used in Asian medicine to treat stomach aches, nausea, and diarrhea. Today, ginger is used as a folk or traditional remedy for postsurgery nausea; nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, and pregnancy; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; and joint and muscle pain.

 

What the Science Says

  • Studies suggest that the short-term use of ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting.

  • Studies are mixed on whether ginger is effective for nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, or surgery.

  • It is unclear whether ginger is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain.

  • NCCIH-funded investigators have looked at whether ginger interacts with drugs, such as those used to suppress the immune system, and ginger’s effects on reducing nausea and vomiting. Investigators are also studying:

    • The general safety and effectiveness of ginger’s use for health purposes, as well as its active components and effects on inflammation.

    • The effects of ginger dietary supplements on joint inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.

 

Side Effects and Cautions

  • Few side effects are linked to ginger when it is taken in small doses.

  • Side effects most often reported are gas, bloating, heartburn, and nausea. These effects are most often associated with powdered ginger.

  • Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.



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