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Ginger Root

Generic name: ginger [JIN-jer]
Brand names: Dramamine Non-Drowsy, Dramamine-N, Ginger Root
Drug class: herbal products

What is ginger root?

Ginger Root can also be called Amomum Zingiberi (also known as Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens), Ardraka, Black Ginger Root, or Ginger Root.Ginger root is used as an alternative medicine to treat nausea and vomiting that may be caused by HIV/AIDS medication, pregnancy, menstrual cramps, or osteoarthritis-related joint pain.Ginger root has been used for treating or preventing motion sickness and muscular pain following exercise. Research has shown that ginger root is not effective for treating these conditions.Research has not proved that it is effective for other conditions, such as alcohol hangovers, migraine headaches, and nausea due to chemotherapy. Other conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritides, insect bites, dry mouth, inflammatory intestinal disease, hypertension, and indigestion.Ginger root may not be effective for treating medical conditions. The FDA has not approved the use of this product for medical purposes. Ginger root is not a substitute for medication prescribed by your doctor.Ginger root is sold as an herbal supplement. Many herbal compounds are not manufactured to regulated standards, and some supplements on the market have been found to be contaminated with toxic drugs or metals. To minimise the risk, herbal or health supplements must be purchased from a reputable source.Ginger root can be used in other ways than those listed in the product guide.

Side effects of Ginger root

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, or throat, or hives.Ginger root, although not all side effects are known, is believed to be safe for the majority of people when used according to directions.

Ginger root can cause a variety of side effects, including:

  • heartburn; diarrhoea; stomach discomfort
  • Burping is a term used to describe the act of snorting.
  • Skin irritation (if applied directly to the skin)

There may be other side effects. If you need medical advice about side effects, please reach out to your physician.The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Please read all instructions on the label or package of your product. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

Speak to your doctor before using ginger root. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, this product may not be suitable for you.If you have had or ever had:

  • A bleeding disorder or blood clotting condition such as haemophilia
  • diabetes
  • Heart conditions include any condition that affects the heart.

Consult your doctor before using the product if you are pregnant or nursing.

Don't give herbal or health supplements to children without consulting a doctor.

How to take Ginger root?

Consult your doctor before using ginger root. Consult a health practitioner trained in herbal supplements or herbs.Use ginger root only as directed on the packaging or by your doctor or pharmacist. Use only the recommended amount of this product.If you can't swallow the capsule, open it up and pour out the contents into a cup or food. The mixture should be swallowed immediately without chewing.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen, contact your physician immediately.Tell your surgeon if you plan to undergo surgery that you use ginger root. It is possible that you will need to stop using ginger root at least two weeks before your surgery.Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the next dose as scheduled.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

 Avoid this

You should not take different types of ginger root at the same time.Avoid any activity that increases your risk of injury or bleeding. Take extra care when shaving or brushing your teeth.Ginger root can affect blood clotting. Avoid taking it with other herbs or health supplements. These include angelica (dong-quai), capsicums, cloves, dandelions, evening primroses, garlic, ginger roots, horse chestnuts, panax ginseng, poplars, red clovers, saw palmettos, turmeric, and willow.Ginger root should not be taken with herbal or health supplements that can lower blood glucose, including alpha-lipoic, chromium (alpha-lipoic), devil's cradle, fenugreek, guar gum, horse chestnut, Panax ginseng, psyllium, Siberian ginseng, and others.

Interaction with other drug

You should not take ginger root unless you have spoken to your doctor if you use any of the medications listed below.

  • nifedipine;
  • The following medications are used to treat and prevent blood clots: clopidogrel, heparin, warfarin (Coumadin Jantoven), alteplase, dipyridamole, and ticlopidine. aspirin, dalteparin, Lovenox, enoxaparin, dalteparin, and ticlopidine
  • insulin, or oral diabetes medication;
  • Blood pressure medication