What is Ginger?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Gravol Natural Source Ginger

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Ginger root and extract has a long history as a pungent spice for cooking and as an herbal remedy for upset stomach, motion sickness, and loss of appetite. Some controlled studies in humans show ginger reduces nausea and vomiting from some causes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 20 7
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 4 1
General health 4 0
Inflammation 4 0
Arthritis pain 2 0
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 2 0

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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 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ginger

Side effect Patients
Heartburn 1
Warm sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Ginger

Dosage Patients
daily 4
1 tsp. daily 2
2 tbs. 1
1 other weekly 1
67.5 mg daily 1
600 mg daily 1
1drop(s) as needed 1
1tsp. as needed 1
2 - as needed 1
- as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ginger

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Reason Patients
Other 5
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Ginger

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 5

Stopped using Ginger

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 2
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 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 4
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3 patient evaluations for Ginger

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 28 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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Sep 13, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Vomiting)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nausea)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Motion sickness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Vomiting)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nausea)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Motion sickness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 10, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nausea)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Motion sickness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
purpleskies
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purpleskies
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Sep 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Tullnut
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Tullnut
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Feb 2, 2010 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 550 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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