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Ginger for Stomach Ulcer

Ginger root

Ginger is the root of the Zingiber officinale, a plant found in Asia, Africa, India and the Caribbean. Especially popular as a spice in Chinese and Indian cooking, ginger is also an effective food preservative, and can kill salmonella in food. In traditional medicine, ginger is used as a sedative, a pain reliever, a remedy for colds and flu, and to relieve stomach upset. Ginger has even been shown to kill skin cancer and ovarian cancer cells.

Ginger to Treat Stomach Ulcer

Method

  • Ginger may be eaten in a variety of foods, such as gingerbread, many Chinese foods, ginger ale, teas, and ginger snaps. Do not exceed 4 grams daily. More conveniently, ginger may be taken as a supplement. The standard dose is 250 mg 4 times daily.

Why It Works

Because ginger is an antibacterial, it can prevent the growth of ulcer-causing bacteria. It also works to reduce the volume of gastric juices.

Precautions

Please consult your healthcare provider if you believe you have a stomach ulcer – ginger is no substitute for proper medical care. Do not take ginger if you suffer from gallstones, as it may increase the production of bile. Large quantities of ginger may cause heartburn, nausea, and intestinal blockage. Tell your doctor if you are taking ginger while on blood-thinning medication.

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Natural remedies are so

Natural remedies are so wonderful because most have limited or no side effects. I have not tried ginger for an ulcer but I have heard of it before. It is always wise to check with your health provider first so that you will know exactly what you are dealing with. My uncle cured his stomach ulcers with fresh goat's milk, but that was a long time ago. Thank you for the informative post.
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