Ginger Root Natural Health Benefits

Ginger Root Natural Health Benefits

Chinese Herbal Medicine Boca Raton

Can ginger really relieve nausea?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has long used ginger in order to relieve nausea, and now even Western medicine has caught on. Does it really work? It really does, ginger root works to neutralize stomach acid by stimulating digestive juices. Additionally, it is known to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which could indicate why it is effective in relieving irritations of the digestive tract. A number of studies have shown that ginger root is effective in relieving both nausea and vomiting.
It can be used for motion sickness, morning sickness, as well as to relieve nausea related to chemotherapy and post op.

Motion Sickness
For travelers who suffer from nausea whether by air, car or sea, the desire to find relief is vital. Even the more experienced traveler can get hit with the side effects of motion sickness, and the traditional medications can leave you both drowsy and cotton mouthed. However, when a 1988 clinical trial was conducted with novice sailors the results were clear. Half of the group were given a placebo, while the other half were given ginger. The group given ginger suffered significantly less nausea than the group given a placebo.

Morning Sickness
80% of pregnant women deal with the unfortunate symptom of morning sickness. Luckily, ginger root is a safe and natural way to ease morning sickness, nausea and vomiting. A study dealt entirely with what ginger could do for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The study involved a group of women that were 17 weeks pregnant or less. Group 1 were given a 1-gram dosage of ginger daily, while the other group received a placebo in an identical dose. 28 of the 32 women in Group 1 saw their nausea reduce, while just 10 of the 35 in Group 2 saw similar results.

Post Op & Chemotherapy
The body is more susceptible to vomiting, and nausea, as it is healing. Ginger root is a safe and natural alternative, and it doesn’t interfere with the painkillers or prescription medication. This is why it is ideal in a post-operative or chemotherapy situation. Studies have shown that adults who take ginger root prior to beginning chemotherapy treatments. Additionally, ginger root powder has proven effective in reducing the severe nausea induced by chemotherapy, for children aged 8-21.
Studies have also been completed on how beneficial ginger can be to relieve post-operative nausea. 120 gynecological surgery patients were split in half, with Group 1 given two ginger capsules (a total of 1 gram) an hour before their procedure. Group 2 received a placebo tablet. The nausea and frequency of vomiting were checked frequently after the operation, at 0, 2, 6, 12, and 24 hours following the operation. Group 1 has the most significant reduction in nausea and vomiting, and the differences were most significant at the 2 and 6-hour mark. So, not only can ginger relieve nausea, but it is efficient in preventing nausea and vomiting after major surgery, in chemotherapy and in motion sickness.

Pick up some Ginger Root today from your local grocery store!