Ginger contraindications

Dangers of ginger

What contraindications does it have?

Combination of ginger with medicines and/or phytotherapy

gingerIt can interact with certain anticoagulant medications as the heparin or to interfere with the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals, as iron. Sometimes, its use can produce excess of gastric acidity. It is better to consult with the doctor in the event of taking medications.

Ginger in case of ulcer

The essential oil should not be ingested in serious affections of the digestive tract as ulcers, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or Irritable Bowel syndrome. Neither it should be administered in people having illnesses of neurological type or those that possess or are prone to gallstones. Never use with children under 6.

Other possible contraindications of ginger

The complete plant should not be used by its hepatotoxic properties. Externally, the use of the essential oil should not be applied in people that possess respiratory allergy.

Ginger contains curcumin, a component with phototoxic properties, that can react in contact with the light, in very sunny atmospheres specially in high mountain, producing lesions in the skin.

Precautions with this plant

Do not take a daily dose of powdered extract superior to 2 gr. Superior dose of about 6 daily gr. can produce ulcer or gastritis.

In the event of using for the vomits of the pregnancy or with lactant women, consult first with the doctor, since it can induce to abortion

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2 August, 2022

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