Sangati Jogwar

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  • Ginger is very good for digestion and improving metabolism.
  • But if consumed in excess can cause health issues.

Ginger is full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has an important place in Ayurvedic treatment and is commonly used across the whole of India for treating cough cold and sore throat.

From culinary dishes to kadhas, ginger is widely consumed in various ways. However, just because it is very good for health, the chances of overconsumption cannot be ruled out. When overused ginger can cause serious side effects.

Can cause diarrhoea

Ginger is extremely good for digestion. It accelerates the pace at which the food and the stool passes through the intestines. So when taken in small amounts it helps the digestion process but when taken in excess it can cause diarrhoea, weakness, and restlessness.

Can lead to miscarriage

Pregnant women should not eat ginger in excess. Rather during pregnancy, consumption of ginger is restricted by many doctors as its overconsumption can lead to miscarriage.

Causes bleeding

Ginger has anti-platelet properties. That is why its excessive intake especially when consumed with garlic or clove can enhance the risk of excessive bleeding.

High ginger intake can affect heartbeats

Most cardiologists and heart experts advise that patients taking blood pressure medications should restrict their consumption of ginger as it can increase heart conditions or lead to irregularities in heartbeats.

Bloating and gas

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has said that ginger can lead to bloating and gas in some people. It is a known fact that ginger can impact the upper digestive system causing gas and bloating.

Can cause stomach upset

When consumed in the morning on an empty stomach it can stimulate gastric juices and cause digestive distress and stomach upset.

Irritation in mouth

Ginger can cause allergies in some people. It is also known as Oral Allergy Syndrome. According to health experts, overeating ginger can lead to itchiness in the mouth leading to an unpleasant taste, tingling and sometimes even swelling of the mouth.