Why does ginger re­lieve nau­sea?

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About -

I suf­fer from nau­sea and some­one sug­gested I use ginger. Whyis ginger so great and which way is best to in­gest it? Re­gards, Fliss.

Hi Fliss Tra­di­tion­ally, ginger has been used to al­le­vi­ate symp­toms of gas­troin­testi­nal distress. Stud­ies have demon­strated that ginger is also very ef­fec­tive in pre­vent­ing the symp­toms of mo­tion sick­ness, es­pe­cially sea­sick­ness and nau­sea. It’s of­ten used in preg­nancy as a safe treat­ment for morn­ing sick­ness. It also has po­tent anti-in­flam­ma­tory ef­fects and is of­ten used to help with pain in os­teoarthri­tis or rheuma­toid arthri­tis.

When­ever pos­si­ble choose fresh ginger over the dried form, as it’s not only su­pe­rior in flavour but also con­tains higher lev­els of the ac­tive com­po­nent of ginger (known as gin­gerols.) Fresh ginger root is widely avail­able. You can add it to stir-fries, cur­ries, make beau­ti­ful raw Hi Jay. The (in­cor­rect) idea is that if you eat too late and go to bed on a full stom­ach, your body’s me­tab­o­lism will slow down and in­stead of burn­ing off the food you just ate, you’ll turn it all into fat and gain weight. Your body di­gests and uses en­ergy via the same path­ways morn­ing, noon and night. Food eaten af­ter 6pm

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