What is Ginger Root Extract?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: GNC Whole Herb Ginger Root

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See also: Heather's Tummy Tamers

Ginger root is an herb that has been used for medicinal purposes. The active constituents in Ginger are said to promote digestive health and may alleviate occasional motion sickness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 10 10
Digestive disturbances 6 5
Pain 5 6
Stomach pain 2 0
Acid reflux 1 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
1
Mild
6
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ginger Root Extract

Side effect Patients
Burning in stomach 1
Heartburn 1
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ginger Root Extract

Dosage Patients
3 capsule(s) daily 1
250 mg twice daily 1
550 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1
1,080 mg daily 1
550 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ginger Root Extract

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Other 4
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Ginger Root Extract

Duration

Currently taking Ginger Root Extract

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Ginger Root Extract

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 11
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1 patient evaluation for Ginger Root Extract

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Dec 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2012 (Started Dec 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diverticulitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vomiting)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 19, 2011 (Started Dec 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Weekly

  • 1 helpful mark
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