Ginger is an amazing root portraying valuable beneficial properties for the overall health and well-being. It contains potent bioactive compounds and nutrients which can be of great assistance in certain health issues
This plant is great when dealing with digestive disorders due to the rich content of enzymes that aid the digestion and food decomposition. Additionally, they detoxify the body.
However, besides its incredible uses, there are instances when this root should not be used, especially if you are experiencing medical conditions like the following ones.
Avoid ginger in these cases:
This nutritious plant is not the best solution in the case of hemophilia, a medical condition when the blood cannot clot. In fact, the use of ginger might even worsen the situation by neutralizing the effects of the drugs for this condition.
This root enhances the blood circulation and because of that it is helpful in the case of obesity, diabetes, peripheral artery disease or Raynaud’s disease.
If you are on diabetes or high blood pressure medication you should avoid the use of ginger. If this root gets combined with insulin, beta-blockers, and anticoagulants it may change the effects of the drugs. Namely, ginger stimulates the blood thinning and lowers the blood pressure.
This beneficial plant is high in stimulants that aid the digestion and promote the muscle health. However, in the case of pregnant women can cause premature contraction and labor, therefore its use is forbidden in the last trimester of the pregnancy period although it can be still helpful in relieving morning sickness.
Ginger is rich in fiber and enhances the pH levels in the stomach, and also the production of digestive enzymes thus leading to improved fat burning process and decreased appetite, hair and weight loss, poor muscle mass, and menstrual irregularities.
Note that ginger can disrupt the absorption of dietary iron and fat-soluble vitamins.
Fortunately, the beneficial properties of ginger are present in foods like red paprika, sweet peppers and cayenne pepper. So, if you belong to these 4 risk groups replace ginger with these foods.
According to the well-known nutritionist Milka Raicevic the effects of peppers are very similar to those of ginger. They can get easily included into refreshing lemonade and thus consuming an amazing detox beverage.