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What are the side effects of eating too much Ginger?

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Ginger has a lot of therapeutic properties which might cause people to overuse this herb. Consuming too much ginger root can cause heartburn, diarrhea, mouth irritation, sleepiness (minor sedation), belching, bloating, gas and nausea, and aggravate stomach ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease.

Ginger has anti coagulant (blood thinning) properties that might heighten the effect of or interfere with Anti-coagulant/Anti-platelet drugs medications. Some women have reported extra menstrual bleeding and pregnant women are recommended to avoid ginger (used normally to avoid morning sickness) before the last few months of delivery.

Ginger may also lower your blood sugar, which could cause problems if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia. Talk to your doctor and adjust your diabetes medications.

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).