Ginger is a common Indian household ingredient, known for its great taste. For many, morning tea isn’t complete without crushing ginger in it. Not only as a spice, but ginger has been a traditional remedy in many cultures for thousands of years. After all, it is packed with impeccable health benefits. While we have been told time and time again that ginger has countless nutritional benefits, it is rarely discussed that this magical ingredient can also cause side effects.
Although the side effects usually occur after excessive ingestion of ginger, there are several known cases where it exacerbates health problems. So let’s learn more about the side effects.
Since ginger has antiplatelet properties, excessive intake of ginger can cause bleeding. Not only this, but if consumed with cloves or garlic, it increases the risk of excessive bleeding even further.
Leads to diarrhea
Consuming large amounts can speed up the passage of food and stool through the gut and eventually lead to agitation that often also leads to restlessness and weakness.
One of the negative effects of consuming excess ginger is heart palpitations. The herb is known to cause blurred vision, palpitations, and insomnia when ingested in excess. It can also lead to a drop in blood pressure, resulting in a heart attack.
Skin and Eye Allergies
The most common symptoms of basic side effects caused by excessive ginger ingestion are skin rash, eye redness, shortness of breath, itching, swollen lips, itchy eyes and throat discomfort. In such circumstances, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.
Unsafe during pregnancy
Consuming ginger above the prescribed limit of 1500 mg per day can even increase the risk of miscarriage. Therefore, it is advised to avoid too much ginger during pregnancy and to take it only after consultation with the doctor.
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