Perennial herb with
rhizomes underground, with grass like stems that grow 24 feet.
Mostly grown in Jamaica.
prevention of nausea
and vomiting in pregnancy, cancer and
prior to surgery. (studies are conflicting)
colds & flu
Increases GI motility but does
not increase gastric
Antiemetic activity, antithrombotic properties,
antispasmodic effects, diaphoretic and choagogue properties.
German Commisson E recommends 2-4 g daily
Tincture - 1-5-3.0 ml
No reports of toxicity, however there
is a risk of bleeding or heartburn if large doses are taken.
Contraindications: There have been conflicting studies in
regards to pregnant women using ginger for morning sickness.
The German Commission E is taking a conservative approach by
advising that pregnant women are to avoid its use. Ginger in food, however is
not considered risky during pregnancy.
not give to patients with history of gallstones.
Watch for bleeding due to antiplatelet
Possible interactions with
Can cause CNS depression and cardiac
if used in
Avoid during chemotherapy or surgery when
bleeding is a concern.
Ginger is less effective when given to a
who is already