Harm caused by ginger. Who should not use ginger, and is daily consumption permitted?

When consumed in excess, even healthy ginger can be harmful. The main ailments of the digestive system, issues with coagulation, high blood pressure, and planned surgeries are contraindications to using ginger. Even if you are healthy, you should exercise caution when taking more ginger than is recommended. What are the effects of consuming too much ginger in your diet, and can you drink ginger tea every day?

Is Ginger harmful?
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Despite being very healthy, ginger also has its limitations. The majority of those who are harmed by ginger are those who have gastrointestinal disorders and are taking specific medications, but there are other situations in which it can be harmful. If any of the following apply to you, avoid using ginger. If you consume ginger regularly through food or drink, be mindful of your daily maximum intake as well.

Why is ginger harmful?

Although ginger’s benefits are frequently exaggerated, it can also be dangerous. Because of the abundance of natural compounds in it, ginger is widely used to treat colds, supports weight loss, and is one of the foods that naturally boost immunity.

Ginger is mainly harmful when:

  • You far exceed the safe daily doses (approx. 4 dry spice).
  • You use ginger in the form of contaminated dietary supplements.
  • You have contraindications to the use of ginger , and you use it anyway.
  • Ginger interacts with medications (or other herbs) you are taking.

Ginger is safe for the vast majority of people and can even be consumed regularly. Therefore, ginger can be consumed in drinks and foods without much concern for its health, but with knowledge of its limitations.

Health contraindications to the use of ginger

There is a slight possibility that ginger is harmful for you. It is an action that is acknowledged as safe, even for pregnant women. Ginger prevents morning sickness during pregnancy and naturally boosts defenses. For those with certain predispositions, taking more ginger than the recommended 4 g daily may be harmful.

Ginger and gallbladder problems

Ginger is not recommended for people who have gallstones because it is widely believed to increase bile production. In addition, ginger is not consumed after cholecystectomy. These are, however, more speculative than definitive. There is no proof, according to science, that ginger increases bile production. Feel free to reach for an intriguing ginger recipe if you are experiencing gallbladder issues. Don’t, however, actively purchase and consume ginger teas.

Ginger allergy

There are instances of ginger allergy, albeit rare. When you consume ginger or drink ginger tea, golden milk, or tea, do you develop a rash? Do you feel sick to your stomach or have severe mouth discomfort? It’s possible that you have a ginger allergy or intolerance. If these symptoms have occurred twice, set it aside and stop using any ginger products.

Heartburn and digestive discomfort after ginger

Ginger contains antioxidants and digestive mucous membrane-irritating compounds. Fresh ginger is strong-tasting and can irritate the mouth and esophagus. It’s mild like eating chili peppers. Ginger may be harmful if it bothers you. Don’t overrule it. Ginger flooded with boiling water loses its intense flavor and may work for you. Ginger may affect acid reflux sufferers. Ginger can both cause and relieve heartburn. No rule applies here; individual observation is required.

Ginger and blood pressure

Ginger contains compounds that lower blood pressure. This is usually a subtle effect , not felt by most people. However, if you eat or drink ginger in large quantities, you may feel lightheaded.

People taking high blood pressure medications should exercise caution . Ginger is not contraindicated in their case, but doses of 4 g per day must not be exceeded (it is about dried ginger, extract). To be sure, however, it is worth consulting the idea of ​​using ginger on a regular basis with your doctor if you are taking medications for high blood pressure.

Ginger and problems with blood clotting – can be harmful

Aspirin, a salicylate, reduces blood clotting. Ginger has such compounds. Ginger supports the heart and circulatory system because of this. Low-blood-coagulability patients don’t benefit from this. Ginger harms them!

Do not use ginger with drugs that affect blood clotting:

  • aspirin,
  • heparin,
  • warfarin.

Is ginger bad for the kidneys?

Ginger is kidney-safe. It boosts performance! Detoxifies, boosts blood flow, and has antioxidants. Kidney disease and blood pressure are linked. Your condition may not require ginger. So ask your doctor.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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