How does Ginger work?

Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

Ginger is safe for most people. Some people can have mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhea, and general stomach discomfort. When ginger is applied to the skin, it may cause irritation.

Do not take ginger if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding, unless prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • You have a bleeding disorder.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have a heart condition.

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