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Updated 18 February 2013

Ginger

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

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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)

 
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