Mayur Deshpande
  Personal trainer in Mumbai
Nutritional Supplements Library Garlic

What is Garlic ?

Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish green flowers. Ginger originated in the tropical rainforest in Southern Asia. Although ginger no longer grows wild, it is thought to have originated on the Indian subcontinent because the ginger plants grown in India show the largest amount of genetic variation.The ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant. Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. It is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food.


What is effective dosage of Garlic supplementation ?

For painful menstrual periods: 250 mg of a specific ginger extract (Zintoma, Goldaru) four times daily for 3 days from the start of the menstrual period has been used.
Recommended dose for morning sickness is 500 to 2500 mg a day.
For osteoarthritis: ginger extract 340 mg daily in combination with 1000 mg of glucosamine daily for 4 weeks has been used.
For nausea and vomiting after surgery: 1-2 grams of powdered ginger root 30-60 minutes before induction of anesthesia has been used.
For dizziness (vertigo): 1 gram of ginger powder as a single dose one hour before causing dizziness has been used.


What are the benefits of Garlic supplementation?

1. Ginger is widely known for its digestive effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.
2. Ginger is very effective in viral fever.
3. Ginger has been used in traditional medicine for reducing inflammation.
4. Ginger is effective in relieving the pain of menstrual cramps.
5. Ginger is also very effective for relieving the pain of osteoarthritis.
6. Pregnant women experiencing morning sickness can safely use ginger to relieve nausea and vomiting.

What are the side effects of Garlic supplementation?

There are no reported side effects of ginger use in all age group in moderate dosage. Ginger might slow blood clotting. Taking ginger along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.