5 Dangers of Over Consuming Ginger Daily

You may have heard enough about the benefits of ginger.

But, there are side effects of ginger that you should stay away from.

Ginger is a powerhouse of benefits if consumed in moderation but overconsumption can have severe side effects on your health.

Here are 5 side effects of overconsumption of Ginger:

1. Gastrointestinal distress: Some people benefit from ginger's digestive stimulation. However, too much ginger, especially on an empty stomach, can cause stomach upset.

2. Blood Thickening: Ginger thins the blood, improving circulation and heart health. Ginger may increase the risk of bleeding in people taking blood-thinning drugs like warfarin or with bleeding disorders.

3. Reduce Blood Sugar: Diabetes patients may benefit from ginger's blood sugar-lowering properties.  Monitor your blood sugar and visit a doctor if you use ginger often and have diabetes.

4. Drug Interactions: Ginger may interact with blood pressure and diabetic drugs. It can boost or reduce these medications' effects, causing health problems.

5. Skin irritation Ginger may irritate or cause allergic reactions in certain people. This is more common when applying ginger topically or uncooked. Redness, irritation, and rash can result. If skin irritation occurs, stop using and wash.

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