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Ginger Supplements: Information

Ginger or Zingeberis officianalis is a well-known culinary spice but it's also a medicinal herb of great significance in traditional Asian medical systems. Ginger has attracted increasing interest from medical researchers who continue to identify many useful new properties in ginger.

Ginger's Health Benefits

Ginger has been used for centuries to promote better digestion and ease stomach discomfort such as nausea, vomiting, cramping, and in more recent times, morning sickness and motion sickness.1 Ginger also contains compounds known as gingerols that have potent anti-inflammatory properties.2 Many joint pain and anti-inflammatory supplements now incorporate ginger in their formulas as foundational ingredients. Among the potential new uses for ginger is combatting chemotherapy-related nausea by combining it with a protein drink.3

Using Ginger Supplements

Use as directed.

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2. J Med Food. 2005 Summer;8(2):125-32.
3. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jun;14(5):545-51.