Many thanks to the OP for sharing! I just wanted to share my experience, and also give this thread a bump.
I have had UC for 18 years. Mesalazine works pretty well for me, but I decided to try out ginger instead after reading this thread since I want to avoid the side effects of the former. I read this thread a couple of years ago, but it was only recently that I bought a centrifuge juicer and stopped using Mesalazine.
I don't see the point of drinking hot drinks with ginger for this purpose, if the heat might reduce its effectiveness.
Every Thursday and Sunday I drink 10 cl ginger juice together with about
30 cl fruit juice, usually from apples, carrots or oranges, just to make it easier to drink, still quite spicy though. This quite high concentration is an acquired taste of course, but I got used to it in a few weeks. I DO NOT drink it on an empty stomach, I usually drink it after dinner.
Ginger works better for me than Mesalazine, the latter was slowly starting to have less effect on me so I had to increase the dose. It costs me less than a third; even though I never have to pay more than 240 USD/year for drugs in my country, ginger will only cost me about
I avoid the side effects of Mesalazine, and as a bonus I get much more vitamins etc than I ever did before.
It feels good not having to take any drugs after all these years.
The big question is how long it will last. I've only been using ginger for 5 weeks. I will report back in the future, no matter what happens.
Post Edited (SL2) : 3/27/2019 11:22:50 PM (GMT-6)