Ginger damage and side effects

 Ginger damage and side effects

Ginger damage and side effects

Away from the bright side of ginger roots and their benefits, we will talk about the side effects of ginger, when we might get it, and the most important information about it.

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Ginger is generally safe to consume orally in appropriate doses, according to what the experiments have proven. 

It was also found that applying it to the skin in the short term is also safe, and may cause irritation to a few people who are allergic to it.

But excessive intake of ginger may lead to harm, and here are the most prominent damages of ginger in the following:

Digestive disorders

It was found that eating ginger in large quantities may lead to some side effects in the digestive system, including the following:



irritation in the mouth;

Gas bloating.

It is not recommended to eat large amounts of fresh ginger if you have a history of ulcers or intestinal inflammation or obstruction. 

Also, swallowing ginger without chewing may lead to intestinal blockage.

Risks to pregnancy

One of the side effects of ginger for women is its effect on female hormone levels, which may increase the risk of miscarriage or bleeding.

Even though ginger is used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, eating more than 1 gm of it per day may pose a danger to her and her fetus, so you should consult your doctor regarding ginger.

Lowering blood sugar levels

It was found that eating ginger may affect blood sugar levels, and lead to a decrease, so eating quantities of ginger, especially by a diabetic, may contribute to low blood sugar levels, which poses a risk to the patient.

If a diabetic notices any signs of hypoglycemia when eating ginger, such as dizziness, weakness, etc., it is advised to take a glass of juice or any food containing simple sugars to raise blood sugar levels.

lowering blood pressure

One of the serious effects of ginger is its effect on blood pressure. Eating ginger in large quantities may lead to lowering blood pressure in addition to accompanying side effects such as dizziness.

blood fluid disorder

Ginger contains aspirin chemicals known as salicylates, which prevent blood clots. This may pose a risk to those who suffer from bleeding problems and blood-thinning if they eat more than 4 grams of ginger per day.

ginger allergy

Some people may be allergic to ginger, symptoms appear with a rash and a feeling of discomfort in the stomach or mouth.

Other side effects of ginger

Other side effects of ginger include:

Feeling numb, feeling sleepy.

High risk of heart disease.

Impeding the action of some medicines, such as anticoagulants.

Diarrhea and general cramping.

Eating ginger on an empty stomach does not increase the damage of ginger as some people think.

When do the side effects and negatives of ginger occur?

The side effects and harms of ginger appear in the following two cases:

Eat large amounts of ginger.

A person who eats ginger has health disorders, such as blood thinning, and diabetes.

Recommended quantities

To avoid ginger damage, you must follow the list of recommended quantities of ginger, which are as follows:

To treat morning sickness, it is recommended that you take 500 to 2500 mg of ginger by mouth daily, divided into several doses, for 3 days to 3 weeks.

For the treatment of osteoarthritis, it is recommended to take approximately 170 mg orally three times daily.

To treat menstrual pain, it is recommended to take 250 mg of ginger (Zintoma, Goldaru) orally for 3 days divided into four servings.

To treat dizziness, it is recommended to take 1 g of ginger powder as a single dose one hour before the trigger of dizziness.

For the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting, it is recommended to take 1-2 g of dried ginger 30-60 minutes before anesthesia or 1 gm of dried ginger 2 hours after surgery.

In general, some references recommend eating no more than 2 to 4 g of ginger per day, divided into several servings during the day, with no less than 2-3 servings, bearing in mind that each half gram of dried ginger is equivalent to two grams of fresh. It is not recommended for children under two years of age to eat ginger.

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