corrine wrote:Someone else said ginger has to be fresh etc. I cannot do ginger tea. The smell makes me even more nauseated. So I started using ginger capsules a few years ago. I take two with a very large glass of water (because the ginger can burn the throat) and it works for me. I have a lot of nausea due to a medication I must take and I do not know how I would function without the ginger.
If you can use ginger tea, wonderful. But if you cannot, the capsules may work for you as they do for me. And they are cheap. I pay a little over four dollars on amazon for sixty capsules.
I dont doubt that the capsules are effective..they contain a concentration of the most active enzyme found in ginger root..I was suggesting fresh root rather than the ginger found in your kitchen cabinet in a jar, which will be fairly inert pharmaceutically
The use of ginger to control nausea has entered the medical mainstream here in the UK and is used for example to manage that particular side effect of chemotherapy.
For those who like the fresh root it has also been found to be effective against common cold symptoms.
Incidentally crystalised ( candied ) ginger contains a certain amount of the enzyme..yum.