Ginger is a flowering plant, native to China, and it is considered to be one of the healthiest herbs on the planet. Its scientific name is Zingiber officinal and is a member of the family Zingiberaceae.
It is extremely high in nutrients and bioactive compounds and thus has a beneficial effect on the entire body, and it can be used in both, cooking and medicine.
Due to the fact that it is especially effective in the case of ailments with the digestive system, it is considered to be “a cure for everything”. The high amounts of enzymes in its content help the decomposing and digestion of food and detoxification of the body.
However, despite the fact that it is useful in the case of countless health issues and conditions, ginger is not recommended in the following cases:
This root boosts the blood flow and stimulates circulation, so it is beneficial in the case of obesity, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease or peripheral artery disease, but should be avoided by people who suffer from hemophilia.
This is a genetic disorder in which the clotting ability of the blood is reduced, meaning that even a small bleeding injury can lead to death.
Therefore, ginger can neutralize the effects of the medications used in this case and might aggravate the situation and cause deadly haemorrhaging.
CERTAIN TYPES OF MEDICATIONS
People who take high blood pressure or diabetes medications belong to the special risk group as ginger can change their effects on the body.