Ginger, a natural remedy for Nausea
Nausea Natural remedies are popular. Not everyone wants to deal with the hassle of getting medication and coming across some tough side effect. And there is something about ginger that helps with handle vomit. Currently, what researches are realizing about ginger is its ability to help deal with nausea. Many people think about using the root only for food since it has always had flavoring potential but it is possible to use it as an alternative to medicine when dealing with some cases of nausea.
It’s not entirely certain how this works, ginger has some components that are found in nausea medication which makes it a viable natural remedy. Similar to these medications, ginger is able to break up and expel intestinal gas that causes digestive issues. Many experts believe that using ginger to treat nausea is good in a number of situations and have the added benefit of not having any side effects that come with medication.
Experts are not just presently making these discoveries, they are building on thousands of years of ginger being used to alleviate many ailments including nausea. The Indians and Chinese are believed to be the first to use ginger to treat nausea and the root spread to the Roman and Arabic empires where they continued to use ginger for health-related purposes. Even after the fall of these empires and the rise of others, ginger continued to be a popular medicinal herb and its use continued to spread.
But we shouldn’t just rely on what people have assumed to be good for several thousands of years. After all, we need scientific research to confirm much of what we believe and the research on ginger has been growing. There are some issues that still need to be worked out but in several cases, it has been proven that ginger is useful for preventing or treating nausea. The most effective situations to use ginger is when controlling pregnancy-related nausea, taking it to deal with nausea after chemotherapy treatment and post-surgery nausea.
Many of these studies show that pregnant women who had been given ginger experience less vomiting and it even alleviates some of the pain from the pregnancy. Ginger has been generally safe and doesn’t have any adverse side effects. All of the babies were in good health and did not experience any abnormalities. Ginger has been recommended to help with nausea caused by chemotherapy treatments, especially with children and works best when given with a meal. Ginger is helpful in alleviating with some post-surgery nausea but it depends on the conditions. It is not always effective but something good to try. Ginger has long been recommended for seasickness but not every type of motion sickness. In general, if you have an upset stomach, ginger is a good thing to try.
Ginger is mostly safe since it is a natural root and mostly free from any of the side effects that come from medication. However, some people could have abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, heartburn, and gas but these side effects are mostly mild. It should be noted not to take too much ginger. There is still more research needed on what ginger can and cannot do but it could always prove to be a useful remedy to deal with some sickness at home. Since ginger is so good as a spice and flavoring product, it can be taken in a variety of ways. Obviously, it can be eaten used a lot in foods. Cooking with ginger is normal and doctors recommend using raw ginger. You can even take tablets or eat candied forms of ginger. Tea is also a useful option for sickness and you can use raw ginger or put in a ginger extract into your tea.
Ginger is a complicated root and even now there is more research being done on all the chemicals it naturally contains. The ones that have been found have shown to help cope with vomiting and it should not be a surprise considering that ginger has been used as a treatment for thousands of years. Research lets us know what specific situations that ginger is most effective. Treating nausea shouldn’t be hard, ginger makes it easy.