Ginger is flowering, Southeast Asian plant which is considered to be one of the healthiest and most powerful plants, worldwide.
It is scientifically proved that ginger is extremely high in nutrients and bioactive compounds and which make it incredibly beneficial for the overall health. Ginger most commonly is used as spice for preparation of various dishes, but it also is used as powerful medicine for treatment of various medical conditions.
It is important to mention that ginger is particularly efficient cure for issues with the digestive system. Due to the high amounts of enzymes in its content, ginger helps the decomposing and digestion of food and detoxification of the body.
But, despite all of its benefits and the fact that is efficient cure for numerous health conditions, ginger is not recommended in the following cases:
Ginger root has the ability to boost blood flow and stimulates circulation, as well, which make it incredibly beneficial for fight against diabetes, obesity, Raynaud’s disease or peripheral artery disease. On the other hand, patients who are suffering from haemophilia should avoid it.
Hemophilia is genetic disorder in which ability if clotting of the blood is reduced, which means that even a small bleeding injury may lead to death. Namely, experts explain that ginger can neutralize the effects of the medicines used in this case and also might aggravate the situation and cause deadly haemorrhaging.
CERTAIN TYPES OF MEDICATIONS
Individuals who take high blood pressure or diabetes medications belong to the special risk group as there is possibility the ginger to change their effects on the body.
Studies have proved that combinations of ginger and anticoagulants, beta-blockers or insulin drugs may be extremely harmful. The reason for that is because ginger stimulates blood thinning and in same time reduces blood pressure. These properties significantly lower the effects of these medications.
If you need to gain some weight, you should not consume ginger or take any ginger based supplements and the reason for that is because this root is abundant with fibers and raises the pH of the stomach and also stimulates digestive enzymes.
Namely, that leads to fat burning and lowers the cravings for food, which might lead to weight loss, but also may cause menstrual irregularities, hair loss and poor muscle mass.
Although ginger is abundant in stimulants which support muscle health and help digestion, pregnant women should not take this root as it might lead to premature contractions and preterm labor.
It is important to highlight that its use is particularly forbidden in the last trimester of pregnancy. Moreover, you should consider the fact that it inhibits the absorption of fat- soluble vitamins and dietary iron.
According to some experts, pregnant women still can use it is very small amounts a sit efficiently alleviates morning sickness. Before you decide to take ginger, you should always consult your doctor.
If you belong to some of the above-mentioned groups of people, you can substitute ginger with sweet peppers, cayenne pepper or red paprika.
As the world famous nutritionist Milka Raicevic claims, the effects of peppers are similar to the ones of ginger. If you love spicy foods you can consume red paprika or sweet peppers if you don’t. Our advice is to prepare cleaning drinks by adding these to your lemonade.