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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).

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151 comments
Shobhit Mahajan
Shobhit Mahajan 5pts

Ginger is good to have with tea and honey It keeps the cough away grom you

Sattar Nasir
Sattar Nasir 5pts

Always little bits okay every thing friends, I was okay but with many information frietend and its make me mentally sick.

Rashna Islam
Rashna Islam 5pts

I always use ginger with tea with lemon nd salt nd with other's

Chhabi Yadav
Chhabi Yadav 5pts

i use 50 to 80 grms. per week,, are is much?

Duce Duce
Duce Duce 5pts

My mother she is 89 ....always use GINGER.

Molly Daab Margenau
Molly Daab Margenau 5pts

I guess what is a lot for one person isn't a lot for another. Making this article useless. There are tremendous health benefits of ginger. I say eat as much as you like and if you notice some of the listed health problems back off a little

Claudia Abbes
Claudia Abbes 5pts

Thank you, my thoughts exactly. How much is too much?

Sugu Na
Sugu Na 5pts

Can tell us what side effects n how much is too much?

Pamela Baker
Pamela Baker 5pts

How much is to much. I love my water with lemon and ginger and mint and cucumber.

Lora Maldonado
Lora Maldonado 5pts

Yes, u would have to eat a lot more than I do...

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

That is very true, we always try to give the best information possible to the community

Ed Brown
Ed Brown 5pts

But how much is too much?

Timothy Lal
Timothy Lal 5pts

I think it's good that you are showing side effects. It is always good to know the pros and cons of anything

Kelly Gupta
Kelly Gupta 5pts

Can u please tell me where can we talk with u

LaOficial Reyes
LaOficial Reyes 5pts

Just wondering I like to drink a cup at night with honey lemon and cinnamon same thing in the Morning I love it and I'm Pre - diabetic

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Can you send us a screenshot please?

Kelly Gupta
Kelly Gupta 5pts

thanx for this kind of side effect Information

Jennifer A. Glossinger
Jennifer A. Glossinger 5pts

Just once I would like to read one of your articles straight through without having to close annoying ads. I am done.

Amber Guevara-Foss
Amber Guevara-Foss 5pts

Ginger and turmeric cured me off my spastic gallbladder, and helped me avoid surgery to have it removed.

Jeff Weaver
Jeff Weaver 5pts

Im thinking i might have low sugar..I dont eat any sweets.I eat foods w low sugar.any how i started getting tingling feelings all over and getting light headed..

Lewis Musick
Lewis Musick 5pts

I love eating ginger, especially on sushi. Yum!

Claudine Hollender
Claudine Hollender 5pts

cause i'm diabetic, i use much ginger, and aloso cinnamon, and tulsi, and so i can lower the amount of insulin...

Larissa Papazian
Larissa Papazian 5pts

My all arthritis pains stop because I take ginger water which I do my self: Fresh grinder ginger 1 lb with 3 litters of water in glass jar. It is enough for 1 to 2 month to drink. I keep this mixture in refrigerator I take 2 -3 table spoons of this mixture on 1 glass of slightly warm water 2 times a day. Can add little beet of good honey and lemon. No bad side effects, only good. Doing this for second year.