Ginger has been known for centuries for its ability to calm the digestion (think the ginger in a dish of sushi) and it is used for dizziness, motion sickness or nausea.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) acts as a bitter and carminative herb. It helps stimulate digestion and also improves the tone of intestinal muscles. It also soothes upset stomachs. Ginger may protect the stomach from the damaging effect of alcohol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen) and may help prevent ulcers. The gingerols and shogaols in the essential oil counter nausea and vomiting.
According to author Daniel Mowrey: "Ginger is the perfect remedy for acute nausea if you take enough to do the job. The biggest mistake people make in trying to use ginger root is not taking enough.
Ginger also reduces platelet stickiness in the blood, aiding circulation.
It also exerts mild anti-inflammatory actions. In Ayurvedic medicine ginger is used to treat inflammatory joint diseases such as arthritis.
Each capsule contains:
Ginger 4:1 extract (Zingiber officinale) (rhizome)................... 250 mg
Ingredients and Nutritional Information
Recommended Adult Dose
For preventing nausea: 1 capsule daily, 30 minutes before travel, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
For relieving digestive upset: 1-2 capsules daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.
Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Considered safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.