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Effect of Ginger on Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Though no formal research on the effects of ginger on low back pain/sciatica specifically seems to have been done, ginger is still sometimes recommended for the treatment of these conditions.
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What Is Ginger Used for Today?
Some evidence suggests that ginger may be at least slightly helpful for the prevention and treatment of various forms of nausea, including motion sickness, the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (morning sickness) , and postsurgical nausea.
Note:If you are pregnant or undergoing surgery, do not self-treat with ginger except under physician supervision.
Scant preliminary evidence suggests that ginger might be helpful for osteoarthritis . And, one small study suggests it may beneficial for high cholesterol . 1 Ginger has been suggested as a treatment for numerous other conditions, including atherosclerosis , migraine headaches , rheumatoid arthritis , ulcers , depression , and impotence . However, there is negligible evidence for these uses.
In traditional Chinese medicine, hot ginger tea taken at the first sign of a cold is believed to offer the possibility of averting the infection. However, once more, there is no scientific evidence for this use.
- Alizadeh-Navaei R, Roozbeh F, Saravi M, et al. Investigation of the effect of ginger on the lipid levels. A double blind controlled clinical trial. Saudi Med J. 2008;29:1280-1284.