In this article, we’re going to discuss about ginger. It’s a flowering plant, native to China. We all know that it’s recognized as one of the healthiest herbs on the planet. Its gender name is Zingiber officinal and it is a member of the family Zingiberaceae.

This amazing plant is really abundant in nutrients as well as bioactive compounds and has a beneficial effect on the whole body. You can use it in cooking and medicine.

Ginger is considered to be “a cure for everything”, but particularly effective in the case of ailments with the digestive system. The high amounts of enzymes in its content help the decomposing and digestion of food and detoxification of the body.



Even though ginger is used in numerous health issues, it is still not recommended in some cases and here, we’re presenting you some of them:

BLOOD DISORDERS

Ginger boosts the blood flow and stimulates circulation. It is considered to be beneficial in the case of obesity, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease or peripheral artery disease, but people who suffer from hemophilia should avoid it.

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder in which the clotting ability of the blood is reduced and even a small bleeding injury can lead to death.

In this condition, ginger can neutralize the effects of the medications used in this case and might aggravate the situation causing deadly hemorrhaging.

CERTAIN TYPES OF MEDICATIONS

People who take high blood pressure or diabetes medications should stay away from ginger. It can actually change their effects on the body.



When ginger is combined with anticoagulants, beta-blockers or insulin drugs it can be extremely harmful. Ginger is known to stimulate blood thinning and reduce blood pressure.

UNDERWEIGHT PEOPLE

Don’t consume ginger in any form if you want to gain some weight. It is high in fibers and raises the pH of the stomach, but also stimulates digestive enzymes.

It is present in numerous fat burning recipes because it lowers the cravings for food, and might lead to weight loss, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, and even poor muscle mass.

PREGNANCY




Ginger is a root full of stimulants which support muscle health and help digestion, but women should avoid it during pregnancy because it might cause premature contractions and preterm labors.

Ginger shouldn’t be especially used in the last trimester of pregnancy. It inhibits the absorption of fat- soluble vitamins and dietary iron.

Still, you can use it in very small amounts because ginger effectively alleviates morning sickness. Before you decide to use it, you must consult a doctor!


GINGER SUBSTITUTES

There are still some positive news here. Ginger can be substituted with several things like: sweet peppers, cayenne pepper, or red paprika.

One of the most famous nutritionists in the world called Milka Raicevic says that the effects of peppers are similar to the ones of ginger. Consume red paprika if you love spicy foods, or sweet peppers if you don’t or just add them into your lemonade and you’ll have a nice cleaning drink!


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