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4 Types Of People Who Must Avoid Ginger

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Ginger can be found in every household and is well known for its health benefits. We use ginger to treat cough, cold and sore throat. Ginger is added to the tea and food to make it more flavoured and tasty. Ginger also relieves nausea (motion sickness), vomiting, headache, nasal congestion, etc.

Ginger is known to be good for weight loss. It helps your body in burning more calories, thus not making you feel hungry at all times. It is good for indigestion, stomach troubles and heart burn.

It also removes the excess gas from your intestines and stomach. Ginger relieves body inflammation and increases blood circulation. It also reduces joint and muscle pain. It is good for the liver and helps to heal wounds faster.

Despite all the health benefits of ginger, it can't be used by everyone. Ginger can prove to be dangerous for some people. So be aware of consuming ginger and know whether you fall in the category or not.

No one can ever think of any harmful effects of ginger. People usually have the notion that it is a herb and can't do any harm; however, it can be dangerous for certain people. Here, in this article, we have mentioned some of the harmful effects of ginger and the people who must avoid taking it right now.

Pregnant Women
Ginger can be harmful if consumed during pregnancy. The natural stimulants in ginger can lead to premature contractions. This may cause miscarriage or early birth of the baby (pre-term labour). Pregnant ladies must avoid ginger in any form and at all costs.

people who must avoid ginger

People Who Are Underweight
Ginger is one of the best remedies for weight loss. It increases the rate of metabolism and suppresses appetite. Hence, in such conditions calories burn at a much higher rate and can end up in making you eat less. For these reasons it should be avoided by people who want to gain weight and by people who are already underweight.

people who must avoid ginger

People With Blood Disorder
Ginger increases blood circulation and thus blood flow to the organs. This is one of the best health benefits of ginger. However, for people on blood thinning or clotting medications, or those suffering from haemophilia, ginger should be avoided at all times.

people who must avoid ginger

People Who Take Medicines
In general, people who are on medication for a certain disease must avoid ginger. Ginger either increases or decreases the effect of medicines. It increases the effect of aspirin and related blood-thinning drugs. At the same time, it decreases the effect of blood coagulants. Some other medicines not to be taken with ginger are anti-hypertensive drugs (that normalise blood pressure), insulin and anti-diabetic drugs.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 20:00 [IST]
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