One of the healthiest plants on the planet, provided by its beneficial active compounds, like gingerols and shogaols is ginger. It has been used for centuries, and it is a potent natural remedy for various medical conditions.
It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and offers a myriad of health uses, but unfortunately, some people need to avoid it.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions you need to stay away from this medicinal root:
Because ginger boosts the circulation of blood, it is effective in the case of obesity, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease, and peripheral artery disease. This root can be harmful in the case of hemophilia, or the inability of the blood to clot normally. It also has power to neutralize the effects of the medications used to treat this condition.
In case you take diabetes or hypertension drugs, avoid ginger, as it might interfere with the effects of insulin, anticoagulants, or beta-blockers. Ginger will lower blood pressure and trigger blood thinning, so it will reduce the effects of the drugs.
Ginger abound with fiber and has an ability to boost the secretion of digestive enzymes and stomach pH levels, so it helps the weight loss process and suppresses appetite. In underweight people, ginger lead to poor muscle mass, weight loss, and menstrual irregularities.
Ginger being a natural stimulant, helps digestion and supports the muscle health, but during pregnancy, it might stimulate premature contractions and labor. Ginger disrupts the absorption of dietary iron and fat-soluble vitamins. It relieves morning sickness, but at least during the last trimester of the pregnancy doctors recommend avoiding it.
In case you belong to any of these groups, you should not despair, as there are some highly beneficial natural alternatives to ginger.
Use it with sweet peppers, red paprika, or cayenne pepper instead. Add it to spicy meals, and in other cases, use sweet peppers.
This is a delicious, detoxifying drink using cayenne pepper that will provide numerous benefits for your health, and help you boost your health even if you cannot consume ginger:
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 glass of warm or hot water (12-16 oz.)
- 1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional)
- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
First warm the water, add the lemon juice, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper. After that add a teaspoon of organic honey to sweeten it.
Consume it while warm and reap the benefits!
You should drink this beverage three times a day, 20 minutes before your meals, for 15 days, for best effects. Continue with its consumption, but only once daily, before your breakfast or lunch.