You must have read many articles about the various health benefits of ginger. However, did you know that people with certain conditions should avoid consuming this highly nutritious plant?
That’s right. Even though ginger possesses powerful bioactive compounds and nutrients, there are some things you should know regarding its effects on certain medical conditions.
Ginger is especially known for its abilities to cure many digestive disorders. Its rich enzyme content helps the digestion and decomposing of food, as well as the detoxification process of the body.
Still, regardless of its great content, ginger should not be consumed in the following 4 cases:
1. Blood Disorders
Ginger stimulates the blood circulation which makes it beneficial in case of diabetes, obesity, peripheral artery disease or Raynaud’s disease. However, this ability of ginger makes it improper for those with hemophilia. Their blood has reduced ability to clot, so even a small injury might be fatal.
In other words, ginger neutralizes the effects of the drugs used in case of hemophilia, and might even worsen the condition, leading to death.
2. Certain Medications
If you take diabetes or high blood pressure medication, you should avoid consuming ginger. This is because the combination of ginger with beta-blockers, anticoagulants, or insulin can change the drugs’ effects on the body. Supposedly, this plant stimulates blood thinning and lowers the blood pressure, and that reduces the effects of these drugs.