advertisement
Updated 18 February 2013

Ginger

Do you suffer from motion sickness, morning sickness or vertigo? Ginger can relieve your nausea.

0

Ginger

  • Relieves nausea associated with motion sickness, morning sickness and vertigo
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Aids digestion
  • Relieves flatulence
  • Lowers fever
  • Anti-emetic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Inhibits coughing

Interesting fact:

The name "ginger" originates from a Sanskrit word meaning "horn-shaped", in reference to the bulges on the underground stems. In Western countries, ginger is mainly used to make sweets.

Caution:

People with peptic ulcers should not take ginger medicinally.
Do not take the essential oil internally without professional supervision.
People on blood-thinning medication and pregnant women should avoid high doses of ginger.


(Image: Frank C Müller)


- (Updated by Birgit Ottermann, Health24, April 2010)

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Hello? »

SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time?

SEE: Do women hear better than men?

The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you.

Confident smile? »

Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth?

Why are my teeth stained?

We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?