Ginger Root for Migraines

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Ginger Root for Migraines

Many successful herbal treatments start like this: Some doctor learns that some plant has been used in some ancient medical tradition, like ginger for headaches. Well, the physician has patients with headaches and so tries advising one with migraines to give it a try since it’s just some safe, common spice. At the first sign of a migraine coming on, the patient mixes a quarter teaspoon of powdered ginger in some water, drinks it down, and poof! Within a half-hour, the migraine goes away. It works every time for them with no side effects. That’s what’s called a case report.

In my video, Ginger for Migraines, I show the remarkable case report, but case reports are really just glorified anecdotes. Case reports have played an important role in the history of medicine, though. AIDS was first discovered as a series of case reports. Some young guy walks into a clinic in Los Angeles with a bad case of thrush, and the rest is history. Reports of an unusual side effect of a failed chest pain drug led to the billion-dollar blockbuster, Viagra. Case reports may represent the weakest level of evidence, but they are often the first line of evidence, where everything starts. The ginger and migraine report isn’t helpful in itself, but it can inspire researchers to put the treatment to the test.

The problem is, who’s going to fund it? The market for migraine drugs is worth billions of dollars. A quarter teaspoon of powdered ginger costs about a penny. Who would fund a study pitting ginger versus the leading migraine drug?

No one… that is, until now. A double-blinded, randomized, controlled, clinical trial compared the efficacy of ginger to sumatriptan, also known as Imitrex, one of the top-selling billion-dollar drugs in the world in the treatment of migraine headaches. Researchers tried using only one-eighth of a teaspoon of powdered ginger versus a good dose of the drug.

They both worked just as well and just as fast.

Most patients started out in moderate or severe pain but, after taking the ginger or the drug, ended up in mild pain or completely pain-free. The same proportion of migraine sufferers reported satisfaction with the results either way. As far as I’m concerned, ginger won—not only because it’s a few billion dollars cheaper than the drug, but because there were significantly fewer side effects in the ginger group. People taking sumatriptan reported dizziness, a sedative effect, vertigo, and heartburn. The only thing reported for ginger was an upset tummy in about 1 out of 25 people. (As a note of caution, taking a whole tablespoon of ginger powder at one time on an empty stomach could irritate anyone’s stomach.)

An eighth of a teaspoon of ginger is not only up to 3000-times cheaper than the drug, but you’re also less likely to end up as a case report yourself of someone who had a heart attack or died after taking the drug—tragedies that have occurred due to sumatriptan.

These are my favorite kinds of posts to do because I can offer something that is immediately practical, cheap, safe, and effective to reduce suffering. If this kind of information helps you or someone you love, I hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the nonprofit organization that runs We have a growing staff and server costs to cover, and any help you could give would be much appreciated (and there are perks!).

For more on ginger root:

Avoiding aspartame (Aspartame and the Brain) and using lavender may also help (Lavender for Migraine Headaches). If you have cluster headaches, ask your physician about capsaicin (Hot Sauce in the Nose for Cluster Headaches?).

In health,

Michael Greger, M.D.

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Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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  1. Off topic but in the news today: olive oil can reduce risk of dementia, and clear up (possibly)
    damage already done which could lead to dementia down the road. I know you have put out
    videos (i’ve scene them already) going against olive oil consumption, but what’s up with this
    data published by researchers at Temple University, as well as elsewhere? The data looks
    convincing that olive oil has some benefits. Does the endolithial issue negate any benefits?
    And, is it if olive oil will actually harm our hearts? Breathing? I’d imagine if olive oil was that
    bad for our circulation, it be just as bad for circulation in the brain. Thanks for any perspective.

    1. Thanks for your comment Brenda,

      Like someone has already commented, this study was done on mice, therefore, whether it has any true application on humans is questionable.

      According to a recent 2017 review on trending nutrition controversies:

      “A recent study compared the effects of PUFA-rich corn oil with extra-virgin olive oil on plasma lipids and lipoproteins in men and women with elevated LDL-C ($130 mg/dl and <200 mg/dl) (37). After 21 days of consuming 4 tablespoons of either corn oil or extra-virgin olive oil, LDL-C decreased 10.9% versus 3.5%, respectively. This was attributed to the higher PUFA content of corn oil.

      MUFA-rich olive oil is the principal source of fat in the Mediterranean diet, as consumed in Mediterra- nean countries. When substituted for SFAs or carbo- hydrates, MUFAs have been demonstrated to reduce LDL-C and increase HDL-C, thus decreasing the total cholesterol: HDL-C ratio (38). Unlike other edible oils, the cardioprotective and other healthy properties of olive oil have been assessed in many cohort studies and RCTs that have examined both CVD biomarkers and ASCVD outcomes.

      Feeding trials testing virgin olive oil–rich diets compared with other healthy diets have confirmed the LDL-C–lowering and HDL-C–raising effect (39,40). The beneficial effect of virgin olive oil may be due in part to polyphenol content and associated antioxi- dant activity, which may improve HDL functionality (41). In an RCT with 47 healthy volunteers, use of polyphenol-rich olive oil significantly improved HDL-C efflux capacity when compared with use of a polyphenol-poor olive oil. These polyphenols increased HDL size, promoted greater HDL stability, reflected as a triglyceride-poor core, and enhanced HDL oxidative status through an increase in the olive oil polyphenol metabolites content in the lipoprotein. RCTs have also demonstrated beneficial effects of olive oil on markers of endothelial function and inflammation (42). A recent meta-analysis of 32 cohort studies relating exposure to MUFAs (of both plant and animal origin), olive oil, oleic acid, and the

      MUFA: SFA ratio to various health outcomes indicated that, when comparing the upper to the lower tertile of consumption, olive oil was associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality, CVD events, and stroke (43). A recent report from the prospective cohort of the Nurses’ Health Study, a U.S. population with low average olive oil consumption, supports a modest inverse relationship between olive oil expo- sure and risk of T2DM (44).

      Because virgin olive oil was used in 1 of the arms of the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) RCT, testing Mediterranean diets for primary CV prevention, there is first-level scientific evidence of the health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil (45). After approximately 5 years, PREDIMED participants assigned to the Mediterranean diet plus virgin olive oil arm experienced a mean 30% reduction in the primary endpoint, which was a composite of MI, stroke, and CVD death. For secondary endpoints, stroke events were decreased by 34%; however, there was no decrease in death from CV causes compared with controls."

      However, here is the key:

      "No RCTs have compared diets including olive oil with low-fat vegetarian or vegan diets, or to Asian diets that typically do not use olive oil, for any health outcomes. Olive oil is similar in energy density to other fats, and although its SFA content (approxi- mately 14%) is lower than that of animal fats (approximately 30% for chicken), it is higher than for most legumes, vegetables, fruits, or grains."

      Therefore, in the context of health, it seems that olive oil itself may not be the determining factor, but what you are substituting olive oil for (eg. animal fat, other types of oil, refined sugars, etc) or your overall lifestyle and dietary pattern (eg. consumption of a near vegetarian diet).

      But if you are following a whole food plant based diet, my hypothesis is that olive oil would have no effect on health, if anything it would increase the energy, fat and SFA content of diet and impair endothelial function.

      I highly encourage you to watch this video:

      Which Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Extended Life?

      Hope this answer helps.

      1. I love reading the remarks on each and everyone of Dr. G’s videos. I learn a lot from those of you who have experience on the topic or additional references. ( thank goodness the argument over cooked versus raw vegetables is over!) I know there are a lot of scientists who contribute. I know you are one of them because I couldn’t understand a word of what you said. I got lost very quickly. And the acronyms, oh my gosh!! One good thing about trying to read what you just wrote is that I was able to counteract my instant headache -I sometimes get when my brain is overloaded – with ginger tea. This is not designed to be a scientific forum. This is designed for the rest of us who are just normal people whom Dr. G is trying to reach. Ask Dr. G to read your comments and ask him if he thinks that this is appropriate for “the rest of us.” You appear to be very knowledgeable, but you could be talking about the sex life of ants and I wouldn’t know the difference. I would really appreciated if you would just write one small paragraph without any acronyms to just explain to us, the non-scientific readers, what you just wrote. Thank you very much.

        1. Plus one on spelling out what an acronym stands for at least once in a post. Of course we can look it up if we don’t know what it means, but many times I just skip over that part or skip the whole post if it requires too much work to understand clearly.

          (Admittedly, I too am sometimes guilty of the above “sin-of-writing” like when I recently used the terms NADH and NAD+… neither of which I know what they stand for. ‘-)

        2. No, watercress, this site is for ALL of us, those with some knowledge,maybe experience in research, and those with less than high school skills.
          Some of us– I don’t know how many, any more than any of us knows– will benefit from what architerd wrote; some will pick up half of it and struggle with unfamiliar parts; and some will give up and go to the next post.
          What none of us should do is criticize a poster for our failure to understand, any more than we should criticize those who fail to grasp everything architerd wrote.
          Learning is work, no way round it; some things can be made easier, but there’s always perspiration. I once tried explaining special relativity to a bright fellow high school student, at his request. A few years later we met again, and he reminded me of the occasion, saying that he’d gone home and “only gradually realized that you hadn’t told me anything!” Of course I had; he was bright, but wouldn’t/couldn’t sweat to grasp what he said he wanted to know.
          We come here with greatly different knowledge and skills, but we’re all here to learn, and we’re all human beings, none obliged to serve another but all working together to make better sense of this linking of our health and what we eat, or don’t.

        3. @watercress…LOVE that screen name.

          I understand the acronyms from training but it’s a great point. On a forum like this many others who read but may not comment might be turned off by too mant scientific terms or ‘lingo’. In my experience acronyms etc are sometimes used to impress and or seem credible. Most of the time it’s a habit of necessity from having to use it daily.

          To be fair I’ve found most professionals on this site are great with explaining in lay terms to help all level of readers. Again, good point.

          1. You are right shebossjc – there are many professionals on the site and I have a great deal of admiration for them and am grateful for the knowledge they share. That includes Dr. Greger who speaks to us as if we were intelligent, interested in the topic but not professionals in the field.  He is driven by the need to distribute information that will set the masses on the path to good health through proper eating. That requires extraordinary communication skill.  I have never had a problem understanding even his more technical scripts – thank you Dr. G.  (I have been out of town; thus the delay in seeing your comment.)

      2. Thak you SO much darchiterd!
        People like you who use so much time and effort to make such an answer are amazing! You have no idea of how much you help people like me who is not educated in the natural sciences
        but in Humanistic science (and also english is not my first language).

        Thank you!

    1. Brenda, I think others will cite studies showing that, on balance, there’s more harm than benefit.
      A simple rule is, if A is closer to a whole food than B and doesn’t seem to have bad side effects, try it. In this case, olives might give the benefits found for the oil with one BIG negative, heavy on the added salt.
      Or there’s Dr. Greger’s insistence that whether a food is good [or super, or horrific] is a half-question, to be followed by “compared to…”. Olive oil robs you of many calories’ worth of wholesome food.
      If Thea were here, she’d in a trice call up a Jeff Novick video on oils and their lacks. Maybe someone here will, sparing you the google search.

      1. I’m sure you have but search this site for olive oil as well. I think Dr G. found studies showing it to be neutral?

        Also Dr Caldwell Esseltyne, and Dr Klapper, are good sources to search vegetable oils in general and health. After watching many really good documentaries, and reading various studies / articles, my husband and I both started weaning off all oils. It took time but you actually lose your taste for them. We use sesame and coconut oil sparingly – more from losing our taste for it. After Dr G’s video on vinegars we’ve been using them more esp ACV and good balsamic ( sooo good with avocado). There’s some really tasty oil free dressings. The Engine Two diet has some good recipes as well.

        1. FYI…
          ACV is apple cider vinegar. Use Braggs. Worth the money. Non pasturized sauerkrauts, miso paste and a bit of hummus are all tasty for salad. Hummus can be oil free or not as there’s not much in it esp if it’s home made.

  2. I’ve been using ginger in hot water for my migraines since the video and it works really well for me. Better than the sumatriptan, honestly, which only ever helped me if I took it before the headache had taken hold.I now keep a jar of ginger on my desk at work and in the spice cabinet at home. I prefer hot water for taking my ginger– just a splash, and I slug the whole thing at one go.

  3. I wonder if home made high quantity ginger cookies would work also?? I use to use ginger snaps while sailing if my stomach got a bit weird… Worked for me!!

  4. I recently tried eating fresh ginger for a headache. I cut and peeled a chunk about the size of the tip of my thumb to the base of the nail, and chewed it up in a couple of separate chunks. Very spicey! But I like spicey, and the headache was gone in 20 minutes. I was seriously impressed. Bye bye Ibuprofen!

    1. Thank you!! Have mine seeping right now – although I don’t have a headache – just seems like a good habit to get into to come by and green tea and fresh ginger

  5. My 11 year old daughter was very unwell for a few months with abdominal pain on eating. We tried all sorts of relaxation exercises and analgesics and antispasmodic . I was told not to worry re medication by consultant . A friend told me to try ginger and hot water drinks and wow we had success after months of ill health .
    When I asked consultant why no one had suggested such a simple remedy earlier . His reply shocked me : it was ” there aren’t enough studies”
    So Dr MC Gregor you are doing more than a lot iof good !

  6. Absolute cobblers. Ginger doesnt work, 25mg of sumatriptan is the only thing that saves me from days wasted in agony.
    Stick to what you know instead of misleading people.

    1. Peter, shouldn’t you be directing your critique to Dr Maghbooli or to his Neurology Dept. at Zanjan University, or maybe to the journal Phytotherapy Research?

    2. Peter, it’s possible ginger may not work for your migraines, but I’m here as living proof that ginger far exceeded Sumatriptan. I was suffering with a migraine for over 3 weeks and found the medical research Dr. Gregor references in this article. After taking a teaspoon of ginger in 6 ounces of apple juice, my migraine was gone within less than an hour. I had absolutely no side effects either.

      1. Hi Susan,

        Yes, I had seen that video previously but it was good to review and for you to put it front and center again to add balance to my position of being against regulation.

        I think one of the things the video left out was litigation as a way to keep bad companies in check, in any field of endeavor.

        And I think it is always a good idea to stress to anyone using supplements to do their research, or utilize an alternative medicine health care professional in their use… especially when dealing with herbals. Get a trusted supplier and one should be safe.

        That plus in the video, it seems the govt. is providing oversight as evidenced by all the knowledge they seem to have about all these things wrong with supplements. Dr. Greger rightly pointed out that pharmaceuticals kill people while things like vitamins have not killed anyone.

        Even now the govt. is suggesting we stop or slow down our nationwide use of Vitamin D. Perhaps there are people who take too much, but there are millions who aren’t getting enough. If the govt. were in charge, you couldn’t get Vitamin D without a prescription. They seem intent to fit everyone into their idea of healthcare meaning you must see a govt.
        approved Dr. because we are too dumb to decide for ourselves what makes us feel healthier.

        Due to Obamacare, I had to sign up for healthcare. I hadn’t seen a medical Dr. since back in the ’70s… (to be clear, the 19 70s. ‘-) I intentionally declined the drug part when I enrolled. Yet, every time I saw a Dr. for a checkup, they tried to put me on diabetes meds.

        It was SOP (standard operating procedure) so I understood their rote response. However, I knew I was on a ketogenic diet, maintained after doing a 3-4 day fast, which I continue to this day. That meant that my glucose and A1c levels were high since a ketogenic diet burns fats. I fed that fat need with good fats (MCT oil, Avocado fat, walnut oil, disgusting organic flaxseed oil, etc.) and my brain operates just fine on mostly fat and very little glucose… and my liver converts that fat to fuel very quickly without having to wait for the gut to convert glucose to useable fuel.

        What I’m saying is, we might save a few people from health insults by regulating supplements, but I believe it is just another stealth move to regulate me. If they had been doing that all these years, I would now be the collateral damage as I would be saddled with pharma meds and a sort of plasticized health instead of in control of my health through natural supplementation.

        Oh, and after a number of check-ups at my local VA, the nurse of my latest Dr. enthusiastically asked me to write down all the things I take. They seem to have taken note of my health status and like one previous nurse exclaimed after taking a pulse reading at my ankle “that was the strongest pulse at that site I ever encountered in all my years as a nurse.”

        Sorry for the long post… I don’t usually read one this long and certainly don’t normally write them. But this seemed like the place for an exception to the rule.

        1. “What I’m saying is, we might save a few people from health insults by regulating supplements, but I believe it is just another stealth move to regulate me. If they had been doing that all these years, I would now be the collateral damage as I would be saddled with pharma meds and a sort of plasticized health instead of in control of my health through natural supplementation.”

          Since we now have some corporate monkeys trying to run the show…there seems to be a newer drive to regulate supplements.

          The basis for it is likely the same one for most of the rest of what “they” try to do….PROFITS….CONTROL.

          Any one with half a brain can see where the push to regulate will end up….most supplements will be hard if not impossible to get…or a prescription will be needed and the price will be high. Think Epipens.

          This mostly punishes people like yourself and myself who try to take charge of their own health and avoid big pharmas concoctions.

          My 93 year old mother is still alive and functioning…she refuses to deal with doctors. The last one got bummed out because she didn’t want to get on some meds…the doctor asked why she even wanted a doctor…she told her that she needed one in case she got sick. She doesn’t have a doctor now.

          The pattern is always the same…regulate and control…privatize. Control the media…keep “em dumb…or at least dumber than they already are.

          After 65 the sharks start to circle….health care…social worker sharks….they want to “help” you….LOL. They want to get you on some meds and make sure you are on the SAD diet. They get nervous when you don’t seem to be UNDER CONTROL.

        2. Thank you Lonie for your frankness and detail. Some rules I adapted that make a difference to a 76 yr old. Never heat olive oil, heating destroys/converts it to unsafe nutrition. Use coconut oil for any heated cooking, it is not changed by heat much. Ingest olive oil daily, teaspoon or less, it is a pure energy provider and pinch your skin and see the resilience compared to when you didn’t use it. Teaspoon of coconut oil daily for energy, brain clarity and it seems to overt infections and inflammation issues. These oils are direct food for your cells and don’t convert to fat. Liberal use of honey ingested and topically applied for wounds and bruises. Honey is direct food for your cells, it doesn’t have to glucose convert. It is a healer like none other, fast and usually no scares. NO SUGAR… That’s no pop, cookies, candy.. I am mostly ketogenic It is the alexer to many full active 16 hr days. Just read a lot and look for basis and thanks Dr. G.

          1. John, do you have any published studies that show benefits from ingesting honey or coconut oil? Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is quite vocal about “NO OIL!” in the diet, and I recall Jeff Novick reviewing the singularly poor nutrition of oils, and Dr. Greger in one video finding honey not as good as, say, date sugar, which isn’t a sugar extracted from dates but dried powdered dates.
            Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat, right? Yes, I’ve read about MCFs, but much of that is hype, and I seem to recall some videos here covering that notion.

  7. The problem I see with the study it had too few participants and it should have lasted for at least 2 years. Migraine is very individual and each attack may not always be just like the previous ones. Some treatments work for awhile but don’t continue over time. Then there is the situation that many people with migraine are not helped by sumatriptan. That is my situation. I did try ginger more than once but it only made me more nauseous. It is worth trying though.

    1. Agreed. It may not work for all migraines or even every migraine the same person gets as they can have multiple triggers. Mine are more allergy based and so the ginger doesn’t work. But as no drug comes clean (there’s always a trade off) it’s worth a try if can help even some of us to reduce our reliance on a drug. For me, saline rinses and warm mist humidifiers help reduce my allergy related migraines and if I’m fast enough can stop it or at least keep at a lower level.

  8. I just tried two home remedies I found on this site for a common cold accompanied by fever and headaches. One was nutritional yeast and the other was this ginger for headache.

    That has been between two to six hours prior to this writing and I have to say that I already feel much better.
    I must say that I have been on a plant based diet for the last five years and that these colds have been few and far between during that time.
    If you are not on a plant based diet, your body, which is self healing, given the proper care, has to fight against more dietary damage, than only the temporary condition at hand, be it a cold or a headache.
    Give your body it’s proper nutrition, which is a WFPB diet and most of the time it will take care of itself.

  9. I do not suffer from migraine headaches, but I am a big fan of ginger tea. I find that it is a great expectorant and decongestant, and I use it to treat upper respiratory and sinus infections, although, lately, I’ve been drinking it every day. I find it very soothing.

    I crush 15-20 grams of fresh ginger with a pestle and mortar, put it in a 16 ounce thermos mug with 2 green tea bags, pour hot water in the mug. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes and enjoy. It’s been a while since I’ve fired up my espresso maker. I’ve had two of these today.

  10. I had chronic migraine for years and was on topiramate preventively and sumatriptan for break thru migraines.
    I started using a chunk (top of thumb) size of fresh ginger in my healthy smoothie daily along with Riboflavin time release and they went away! I got off the topiramate. Now I use it every other day.
    I had tried Migraease several years ago as it has ginger and Riboflavin but it didn’t work. It seems the fresher the better. I’m wondering where to get the powder to try it.

  11. I’ve tried the ginger remedy previously and haven’t had any luck with it for my migraines. I’ve suffered with very frequent migraines since childhood and I’ve take a huge amount of sumatriptan as an adult (I’d have no life without it). That said, I’d rather take something like ginger if it worked for me. I need a fairly high does of sumatriptan (100 mg) so maybe a larger dose of ginger might work? What’s the maximum amount of ginger you might suggest for a dose? I’m willing to try and see if it might help and reduce my dependence on imitrex.

    1. Lori, I do not have headaches of any kind… that said, maybe it would be worth the effort to eat a chunk of dark chocolate and take a drink of beet root juice throughout the day as a preventative?

      The reason I suggest that is because either of those open up your blood vessels and it seems I remember hearing that a migraine is related to vessel constriction?

      As a last resort, you could maybe follow the Dr Greger video treatment of spraying cayenne pepper in the nose to desensitize your pain receptors.
      That was suggested for Cluster Headaches but maybe it works for migraines too.

      1. It just occurred to me… I eat ginger (powdered form) every day as I add it to chocolate drinks and peanut butter concoctions, oatmeal, whatever. Maybe that’s why I don’t have much in the way of pain.

        1. Lonie,

          This made me laugh as I did the same. I wanted to build up my ginger tolerance just based on it being good for you in general. Then started taking very low dose dried ginger caps for nausea (which worked great BTW) and noticed after a few weeks my back pain and reflux was a bit better. I’ve wondered if it’s from the almost daily ginger. LOL

  12. Would this dose of ginger work for other types of pain? I have severe chronic low back and leg pain. I quit taking prescription pain meds due to ineffectiveness and side effects, but would like to find something that could offer some relief.b

    1. I can empathize. I’ve been on my own back pain journey for almost 20 yrs and while Im so glad it’s not other things, it can wear you down for sure and at times bring you to your knees (or bed).

      I found Magnesium gel directly on any tight or contracted muscles can help. Bottle will say to dilute but just use a dime sized amount and rub in. It may sting and you’ll find paper cuts you didn’t know about ; ). It takes 20 min to absorb. A heat pad helps. I use every night and in morning before showering. Its been amazing for calming painfully muscle spasms – just rub it in and lay down, and breath. Comfrey salve has worked as well. A really good RMT, well traditional trained medical accupuncturist and GENTLE yoga poses can help as well. I do still need pain meds and medical treatment but all the above have helped get me through and avoid needing to increase my pain meds. And I know it’s not funny but distraction with laughter and or good music work too. Good luck.

  13. Would this ginger perhaps help with other types of pain? I suffer from severe low pain and leg pain. I no longer take prescription pain meds due to ineffectiveness and side effects, however I am always alert to anything that might offer some relief from the pain.

    1. There are some natural things that work on my minor pains but I’m not sure about something chronic like you describe.

      The things I take that give me relief is Corydalis, White Willow Bark Extract (natural form of aspirin without any side effects) and DGL (Licorice Root Extract.)

      The good news is even if they don’t completely stop your pain, they fight inflammation and should make you more healthy because of it.

      Anyway, these work for me and now that you’ve brought it up, I can’t remember the last time I had leg pain.

      1. It just occurred to me… I eat ginger (powdered form) every day as I add it to chocolate drinks and peanut butter concoctions, oatmeal, whatever. Maybe that’s why I don’t have much in the way of pain.

  14. I’ve heard that ginger can can counteract nitric oxide production. Is this true? And if so, does it reduce the nitric oxide production I’m trying to gain with beet green and arugula to benefit my endothelium? Thanks

  15. Omg, this has already been a game changer for me!!! This has cured all 3 of my bad headaches in the past couple weeks!!! Instead of taking Motrin, I tried 1/4 tsp ginger (first in water-yuck didn’t like the taste, then in applesauce-much better, and in flavored seltzer water-not too bad). All 3 headaches disappeared!!! It took a couple hours but that’s ok, that’s how long Motrin usually takes. I’m so excited and I’ve now placed ginger in my medicine cabinet (next to the Motrin so I won’t forget lol)!

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