What Are The Side Effects Of Eating A Lot Of Ginger?

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Ginger has many wonderful health benefits and can be a powerful aid to treat stomach ailments, nausea and morning sickness. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports little evidence of significant side effects directly caused by ginger, though powdered ginger can cause gas, bloating and heartburn.

Using ginger during pregnancy has come under close scrutiny. There is some concern that ginger might affect fetal sex hormones. There are also reports of miscarriage. However, studies in pregnant women suggest that ginger can be used safely for morning sickness without harming the baby. The risk for major malformations in infants of women taking ginger does not appear to be higher than the usual rate of 1% to 3%. There is some concern that ginger might increase the risk of bleeding, so some experts advise against using it close to your delivery date.

One of ginger’s most notable effects in the body is to slow the clotting of blood. This can increase the effect of anticoagulant drugs, both over the counter and prescription. It also lowers blood glucose levels, so diabetics should be wary of consuming ginger. In combination with your existing medications, ginger can cause your blood glucose to become dangerously low. Similarly, anyone taking calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure should be cautious of consuming ginger in quantity.

Large doses of ginger may also cause sleepiness and minor sedation, according to MedlinePlus. Ginger may increase the risk of bleeding so if you have a bleeding disorder, so you should avoid eating large amounts of it or taking supplements. The safety limit for ginger intake is 2 gm for every kg of body mass, anything more than that is overdose. Over consumption may also lead to production of acids in the human body, leading to acidity.

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  4. Ginger: The Complete Herbal Wonder Medicine


Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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V-gurl Rita
V-gurl Rita 5pts

Fren, share about dis ginger Good for our health?

Annie Grice
Annie Grice 5pts

Same as to much garlic. Blood thinner!!!!!

PVishal Naidu
PVishal Naidu 5pts

2g / kg...for me it is YAY!!!150 grams of ginger per day is safe for me!!!!

Bimla Sharma
Bimla Sharma 5pts

Take one square inch fresh ginger once a day is good for u

Alka Bhatnagar
Alka Bhatnagar 5pts

I use too much ginger in my food nd tea...it's good for health ...

Anand K. Yadav
Anand K. Yadav 5pts

We have used fresh ginger in our tea each day and as aresult we did not get flu (influenze) for the past 10 years. We also use it in cooking vegetables.

Shabir Juma
Shabir Juma 5pts

No side effects i am use every day when i drink tea .now 5 yrs

Patricia Schwartz
Patricia Schwartz 5pts

A histamine inducer if you eat too much....like I used to :((

Sujana Manan Shah
Sujana Manan Shah 5pts

My father in law suffers from acute acidity... And the first thing the naturopath asked was if he was consuming ginger juice... I was amazed that yes he was... And the acidity is completely cured since he stopped the raw ginger juice...

Marcia Smith
Marcia Smith 5pts

He causes diarrhea also...I boiled the real ginger and was drinking it frequently...Omg

Sujana Manan Shah
Sujana Manan Shah 5pts

Anything in excess has its side effects... Dry ginger powder is harmless and an excellent medicine, but ginger in raw form causes acidity, pitta and some other diseases in the long run... ( as explained to meet a naturopath)

Catnip Kat
Catnip Kat 5pts

Increase Pitta if you have high Pitta constitution, like me \U0001f621 but I love ginger still..\U0001f60a

Pradeep Mandhyan
Pradeep Mandhyan 5pts

Too much ginger can bleed your stomach personally experienced it and suffered a lot .limit your intake don't forget ginger itself is heat producing.

Kate Kenlce
Kate Kenlce 5pts

Lovely information ' remain bless pls!

Francesca Difrapolli
Francesca Difrapolli 5pts

I love it, finely grated mixed with sweet white miso, olive oil n lemon juice as a dressing for EVERYTHING!!!

Judith Foley
Judith Foley 5pts

Ginger was the only thing that would stop my Mum from vomiting during her courses of chemo.

Ahmed Din
Ahmed Din 5pts

Tell moreof this.. ginger has been my favorite stuff can live without it. Tea food I even eat it raw.

Anshu Sharma
Anshu Sharma 5pts

Thanks for information Using too much have to reduce

Joann Novinski-wood
Joann Novinski-wood 5pts

Ginger is a very good spice I use it in all my food I cook or not cooked

Claudine Hollender
Claudine Hollender 5pts

i have a question, is eating ginger in the evening bad for sleep ?

Claudine Hollender
Claudine Hollender 5pts

lol ! i should eat more than 136 mg each day for having side effects ? it won't never happen ! thanks, now i know that i can increase my consumption of it :)

Carmen Viveros
Carmen Viveros 5pts

Me podrían ponerlo en español no se nada inglés

Tammy Wing
Tammy Wing 5pts

I cousin Ginger Holinka love her. We talking about ginger lol