The Power of Ginger Root?

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superhenderson13
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   Posted 11/10/2017 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

I know there have been many posts about ginger so i wont go on and on.

Pretty much I started drinking ginger tea in addition to Entyvio. I noticed a trivial difference so I started eating raw ginger root with my tea.

Def saw an improvement, but not completely there. that lasted probably 10 days. I was curious if me feeling better was the Entyvio (i just had an infusion) or the ginger. I stopped taking the ginger root on Monday.

Sure enough, my # of BMs went back up (mostly of just blood, not really a real BM) and urgency picked up a little bit. Overall, dont feel great compared to the last 2 weeks.

I am still only 4 infusions in on my Entyvio so I think there's still a small kick i'm waiting to feel from it that I'm hoping bridges the gap. I will be restarting the ginger root tonight.

My question:
1) Is relief from the ginger immediate? I guess my question is should I expect to feel progressively better while on the ginger root or is how i feel within the first few days as good as it will get?
2) Has anyone taken ginger capsules? Places like Walgreens sells them but not sure if anyone has used them before.

Thanks!

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   Posted 11/10/2017 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great for you. I definitely eat more ginger than 99% of people. I love sushi and all asian food. I cook with ginger, I eat it raw, blanched, in cooked food, smoothies... It has never done anything for my UC unfortunately.
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simplys
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   Posted 11/11/2017 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My thread is here:

https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3876779

My results were apparent within a couple weeks, and I have been asymptomatic for the first time in 5 years, no medication, just ginger juice, going strong for over 8 months now.

A lot of people are DIY'ing how they consume ginger, but there is a specific way to free the 6-gingerols and lipids from the root, while eliminating the abundance of fiber, and not destroying the compounds with heat. In short: blend it, filter the fibers out, mix with warm water or milk, sweeten, consume. Real easy. Read the thread and please talk with your doc first because ginger can complicate other medical conditions.

To answer your question, capsules are a no-go. They contain dried ginger, and the drying process destroys the 6-gingerols and also does not reduce the excess fiber or free the lipids like blending/juicing.

Connor77
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   Posted 11/11/2017 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
My understanding from talking to professional herbalists is that you have to drink the fresh, concentrated juice to get the best effects. Little pieces of whole ginger won't cut it, nor will the dried. You basically have to juice half a big root every day, which you can dilute with water or take straight. I haven't done this personally, so I don't know. I find that ginger root or anything warming increases my bleeding so I tend to avoid picant things.

superhenderson13
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   Posted 11/13/2017 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
very interesting, thanks guys.

any guidance on the amount of ginger to utilize per day? also, could i make a larger amount of the juice and utilize it throughout the week as opposed to making it daily?

FlowersGal
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   Posted 11/13/2017 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Did you do a search on the forum for ginger? There was a post not long ago. I forget who, maybe MarjieKay? I copied what she wrote:

GINGER: I dice up peeled root (not necessary to peel I recently found out) and add about 2 inches of root for 2 quarts of water. I simmer this for 20-25 minutes and then put the lid on the pan and allow it to steep and cool a bit.
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gizmo
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   Posted 11/13/2017 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been using ginger root tea for several years now....for arthritic pain. I have no proof...maybe it's all in my mind, but if I stop drinking my tea, pain returns in a few days. After resuming, few days later and pain is greatly reduced. I don't know about my UC; I'm in remission, but ginger root tea is definitely an anti-inflamatory beverage that I now enjoy on a daily basis. For me...it works!

WorriedUCer
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   Posted 11/14/2017 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Had ginger kombucha the other day, didn't do anything for my UC but tasted nice smile

brucen36
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   Posted 11/14/2017 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
simplys said...
My thread is here:

https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3876779

My results were apparent within a couple weeks, and I have been asymptomatic for the first time in 5 years, no medication, just ginger juice, going strong for over 8 months now.

A lot of people are DIY'ing how they consume ginger, but there is a specific way to free the 6-gingerols and lipids from the root, while eliminating the abundance of fiber, and not destroying the compounds with heat. In short: blend it, filter the fibers out, mix with warm water or milk, sweeten, consume. Real easy. Read the thread and please talk with your doc first because ginger can complicate other medical conditions.

To answer your question, capsules are a no-go. They contain dried ginger, and the drying process destroys the 6-gingerols and also does not reduce the excess fiber or free the lipids like blending/juicing.


What's the point in mixing the extract in warm water? Why not just cold water?
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