Using Ginger to Treat Nausea

Ginger is known to combat nausea and vomiting. It is a remedy that dates back for centuries, and it is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for nausea.

How does ginger help treat nausea? It affects the body in a number of ways. First, it causes more secretion of saliva in the mouth and also promotes the secretion of digestive enzymes and juices that neutralize stomach acid and helps in digestion.

Second, it has phenols that relax the stomach muscles, reducing the activity of the stomach.

Third, it removes the feeling of pain through its effects on the nervous system, stomach, and intestines.

Ginger can be prepared and used in many different ways to combat nausea. It can be taken raw, cooked, as a tea, tincture, and more

Drinking ginger tea can be a good method of taking it. Try the following recipe to help soothe an unsettled stomach:

  • Take ginger root and wash it off.
  • Peel off the skin and cut it into small pieces or crush it.
  • Boil 2-3 cups of water
  • Add the ginger to the water and let it sit for five minutes
  • Strain it into a cup
  • Add a little bit of honey to it.
  • Slowly sip the tea

Drinking ginger in the form of gingerale is also helpful, and the carbonation can aid in relieving nausea.

Ginger can be useful for morning sickness. When you don’t want to be taking anything artificial or with chemicals, ginger is one answer to the problem.

Ginger helps to relieve the nausea of cancer chemotherapy. Research by the American Society of Clinical Oncology has shown that chemotherapy patients had less nausea when they took a 1.5 gram capsule of ginger before the treatment.

Here are some tips with respect to how you should take the ginger:

1. Drink the ginger tea on an empty stomach. This will intensify its effect.

2. Pregnant women should consult their doctor about the amount that they should take.

3. Add ginger into your diet on a regular basis. It is tasty used in curries, soups, salads, and sandwiches.

4. Use it also for upset stomach, gas and other intestinal problems.

5. Do not overdose on ginger. Consult your local health food store about the proper dosages.

As with any treatment, you should always consult your doctor with respect to the best methods for using ginger for stomach issues. You might want to consult a naturopathic physician as well.

Reference
See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/ginger. For more specific questions, see the Supporting Research section at the bottom of the page.

 

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