Ginger root is well known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.
It is recommended as a natural medicine for carious conditions because of the nutrients and phytochemicals. In some situations is good to know that can actually worsen a certain existing issue.
Situations that you shouldn’t use ginger include:
- Blood Disorders
Ginger promotes blood circulation. Hemophilia for example encompasses thinner blood that makes just a small injury a life-threatening risk.
It is best choice to avoid ginger if you have blood condition, or consult with your doctor before doing so.
- Taking Prescription Medications
Some medications just cannot be mixed with ginger, therefore to prevent any risks or side effects just read the instructions for your safety. Since ginger is a natural blood thinner and it reduces blood pressure, it also regulates blood sugar levels. So ginger cannot be consumed with anticoagulants, aspirin, insulin or beta blockers.
In early weeks of pregnancy, ginger tea has been discovered to help with vomiting and nausea, but you should be careful with consumption after the first trimester because it can stimulate uterine contractions which can consequently – result in miscarriage or premature delivery.
But, if you are late with your delivery date then regular consumption may help you.
- Being Underweight
Ginger is a stimulator of digestion which makes it effective in helping with gastrointestinal issues. However, if you are underweight and your digestive process needs to be slower, maybe you should avoid ginger. Ginger’s fiber can speed up the metabolism, promoting loss of weight.
If you have some of the abovementioned conditions, don’t worry since there are alternatives to ginger.
If you like the flavor, paprika and cardamom have similar taste to ginger. There is mild, sweet or hot paprika. Also, paprika has all the nutritive elements found in whole pepper, including capsaicin which is anti-inflammatory compound that is famous for healing the digestive tract.
Cardamom is acid neutralizer, which helps with digestion and also is good in coffee.