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Ginger is an underground stem or root of the ginger plant, which has a spicy flavor and a pungent aroma. Ginger has been used as medicine for many years, spices and also as a flavoring agent in Asian cuisine. Fresh ginger is available throughout the year in the market. Ginger in available in fresh, dried, powdered form and also in the form of oil and juice.

Benefits of taking Ginger

  • Ginger is used to reduce the muscle pain
  • Ginger triggers weight loss as it is rich in anti-oxidants when consumed on the daily basis
  • Consuming ginger everyday is recommended to the cancer patients as it is found helpful in cancer treatment
  • Pregnant women can consume ginger to get rid of morning sickness and nausea feeling
  • Ginger has been used since long in the treatment of cough, cold, and flu

Natural Sources of Ginger:
Ginger is available in the form of the fresh root and easily available in the market. Ginger roots are consumed in fresh as well as dried form. Ginger, when dried, is powdered or processed as tea, oil or juice.

When you should take Ginger?
Ginger is available in the market in all forms fresh as well as dried. Ginger can be consumed by people of all ages in a different amount to cure cough, cold, and other problems. Ginger tea can be consumed early in the morning or one to two spoons of ginger powder can be consumed with water.

When you should avoid Ginger?
Start taking ginger as medicine after consulting the doctor. If already, having the problem of gall bladder, taking medicines for diabetes treatment, having heart problems or blood clotting troubles, you should avoif ginger.  Since the impact of ginger on the unborn is still not researched, therefore pregnant women are advised to consume very less amount of it.
Quantity of Ginger to be taken:
Quantity of ginger to be consumed in a day varies due to age, and health condition of the body. Children between the age of 2 to 6 years can consume up to 2 grams of ginger and an adult can consume up to 4 grams of ginger per day. Pregnant women should not consume more than 1 gram per day, which can be split into three to four times a day to decrease the nausea effect.

Expert Tips/Precautions:

  • Take the advice of the doctor before taking ginger as a medicine
  • Pregnant ladies must strictly control the amount of Ginger intake
  • Diabetes patient or people with stones in the gall bladder are advised not to use a high quantity of ginger.