Ginger is great stuff
If you've had gall bladder problems (stones) you might want to avoid large amounts of ginger, as it seems to increase bile flow, and is believed by some to trigger gallstone attacks in susceptible people. Sharp pains below the rib cage on the right side would be a clue.
On the other hand, it does help to aid digestion (especially of fatty foods) for the exact same reasons. So use ginger root!! Trust me it works!
I had my gallbladder removed back in 2006 after almost dying from complications from my gallbladder that turned into Pancreatitis (for me it was caused by pregnancy and child birth). Stupidly never went back for my post surgery appointment so I never knew what to expect. I had a newborn so it was the last thing on my mind. One day sometime after surgery it happened for the first time while I was out to dinner. Then from then on every time I ate anything. It lasted for over a year or two and I just lived with it. It just became something that I knew would happen after I ate. Then my sister-in-law told me to try ginger root. She had similar problems but not related to gallbladder removal. I tried it and its amazing how it works. It actually started working within a day or so. I buy Spring Valley brand from Walmart and cannot live without it. I take one a day and don't have that problem anymore. It's hard to believe I had to live that way for so long. Its my miracle vitamin.
Dosage: Because ginger has a widespread use and a lengthy history of consumption, we believe that the ginger root herb is effective and safe to consider for nutritional inclusion. Dosages of ginger range from 25 mg to 100 mg. For optimal health maintenance, lower doses are better; for severe digestive problems, higher dosages may be considered. Ginger has no known serious side effects, and the herb is viewed as a very safe herb to take. However, consumers should be aware that it has been known to cause heartburn in some people. If such a side effect occurs, lower the dosage or stop using the herb.
I suffered from Acid reflux for nine months, tried almost everything, was on NEXIUM too, I did not have chest pain but throat pain, and ginger tea was the most spectacular discovery! Now I drink several glasses of ginger tea daily and the pain is now much much weaker. Nothing I tried before ever made so much difference. Therefore, strongly recommend ginger.
I buy a fresh one, peel it off, cut it in small pieces and just spill hot water over it, just like I would do with any other tea.
Anyway, that worked out for me. Pain is not completely gone yet (I drink it for three days only) but life became much more bearable since I started.
My husband has had terrible sinus congestion for months! Because it felt as though he had some sort of barrier in his left nostril, even his CPAP machine wasn't allowing him to breathe. Sleepless night... tons of money on meds... countless nosebleeds because of all of the nasal sprays... he was miserable and feeling a little desperate.
Then, as the last resort, I searched and came across your ginger root remedy. $2.00 for a huge ginger root that I peeled, cut into chunks and steeped for 4 hours in a pot of water with 2 green tea bags. Dan sipped on the surprisingly yummy tea all evening, and for the first time in MONTHS, he's completely clear! There wasn't a dramatic loss of mucus, but for whatever reason, I believe it shrunk the swollen nasal passages, and for the last 3 nights in a row, he's slept ALL night, clear as a bell! He didn't even snore! I can't even begin to tell you what a HUGE blessing this remedy is for us.
I work with a Japanese woman who told me that ginger root also helps digestive issues and menstrual cramps. We've decided to make ginger root tea part of our daily routine.
Sinus Cure: I had really bad sinus congestion about a month. After trying all kinds of over the counter products I decided to try a natural remedy using fresh ginger root. I cut about 2-3 ounces off the ginger root, peeled it. Then I placed it inside a tea cup of water and put it in the micro wave for 3 minutes and allowed it to cool a little before sipping. I did not notice the results until three days later, I went to blow my nose and lots of brown mucus came out of my nose. I drank a few more cups after that and now I feel clear and more better.
Sometime ago a gal friend was wearing a wrist brace for carpal tunnel. I told her about ginger root and gave her about ten capsules to try. About one week later I saw her and asked about the results. She said it helped with the carpal tunnel but it made the biggest difference with her menstrual cramps within about 15 to 20 minutes!"
Arthritis Remedy: Ginger Root/Mint tea. I have found that making tea out of ginger root and mint is more helpful than any capsules. Take about a 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peel and then slice root into mug, add some fresh mint leaves, pour good boiling water over and steep at least 1/2 hour (the longer the better) drink before you retire for the night. This not only helps with the joint pain but has also helped me sleep more soundly. The mint is important as it helps the stomach - ginger root tea alone can be a bit difficult. This is an acquired taste. DO NOT get carried away like I did the first week and drink more than one huge mug a night. As my Chinese Dr. friend said "it is like listerine for the body". Cleans out the toxins and it is a natural anti inflammatory.
Whenever my family and I are ill with nausea or sick stomach I give them a ginger root pill. Symptoms are completely gone within 30 minutes and don't return for at least 8 hours! Usually 2-3 capsules in all it takes and you are symptom FREE!!!
A friend of mine had chronic sore throat and couldn't speak. She was due to give a lecture the following day. I got a small piece of ginger (about the size of half a thumb) and sliced the ginger into fine pieces. put it in a pot & added a glass of water, boiled it down to 1/4 glass of water. once slightly cooled I added honey and squeezed in a teaspoon full of lemon juice. gave this concentrated liquid to my friend. Believe it or not, the next day the sore throat was completely gone. She couldn't believe it too, as she was resigned to canceling the talk.
I have suffered from very bad arthritis for some years and also osteoporosis of the spine. I used to dread winters even though I was prescribed antiinflamatory pills and painkillers by my doctor. I recently discovered ginger root (I found a newspaper article about ginger that I had put away some years ago) and have been taking it for about 3 weeks now in capsule form from the health food shop. The stiffness has gone from my joints and spine and most of the pain which is gradually disappearing. In fact, the other day I realized that I didn't have any pain or stiffness at all. It is such a great remedy that I am recommending it to everybody I know who has arthritis.
Home made anti inflammation Ginger Ale 2 Tbsp of Coconut Water Kefir 1-2 cups of coconut water 2-4 oz of fresh ginger grated. Combine all ingredients and let sit and ferment for 24 hours to provide an amazing, probiotic enriched soda alternative.