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Anti-Inflammation Herbs Series

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.


Lab and animal studies have found that ginger may, theoretically:


Lessen swelling

Protect against Alzheimer's disease

Prevents blood clotting

Clinical evidence shows evidence that ginger may be helpful in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.


Interactions. If you take any medications regularly, talk to your doctor and medical herbalist before you start using ginger supplements. They could interact with blood thinners and medications for diabetes and high blood pressure.


 

General Health Benefits Video Link:


 

What does a Lifestyle Medicine recommendation for pain and ginger look like:


Example Only of Supplementing Ginger: Powdered dry ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Take one to two capsules (500 to 1,000 mg) twice a day with food.

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