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Please check out " 22 benefits of ginger". There's also some other articles on Japanese scientists just confirmef that Properties in ginger Makes cancer cells Turn on each other and destroy them. This works for leukemia, So the article says. Also Ginger tea (which is simply ginger root, boilling water, honey and lemon. Which tastes wonderful) Is a immune system booster....just shareing new info I found..I am drinking 1/2 gal per day. On the second day I noticed I have a lot more energy.

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I'm really pleased it's working for you goneblonder and I know a lot of people swear by its qualities during chemo when they can't tolerate anything else. I love ginger and hope it does have a beneficial effect on leukaemia cells but as with all things, too much of a good thing can be bad. Certain people may need to be aware that large amounts can cause gastric problems too.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has listed ginger as 'generally recognized as safe' food product. The safety limit for ginger intake is 2 gm for every kg of body mass, anything more than that is overdose. I'm not sure what your 1/2 gal a day equates to.

In addition;

'Ginger may increase the risk of bleeding so if you have a bleeding disorder, you should avoid eating large amounts of it or taking supplements, according to MedlinePlus. Ginger may also lower your blood sugar, which could cause problems if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia. Eating large amounts of ginger, or taking high dose supplements, might make some heart conditions worse so avoid ginger if you have heart disease. As well, if you take warfarin or other blood thinners, you should limit the ginger you eat since high consumption could interfere with your medication.'

I think the important thing is not to exceed recommended amounts and consult your physician if you have additional platelet/bleeding problems and heart conditions etc.

I'm certainly going to try the ginger root in hot water with honey and lemon though.



I too make ginger tea but am cautious about how much I drink for all the reasons Newdawn has stated and the advice from my doctor. Right now I'm enjoying the huge lemons from my tree which makes it exceptionally good. Enjoy. Sally


Yes I am drinking 4 / 8 oz glasses but I am watching for signs of too fast detoxing. I put lemon and honey in it sooo good. I have not had any hot flashes and my engery is up... I have only been taking it a week.


Ginger interacts with 75 drugs... know what you are doing and talk to your doctor prior to self medicating... or whatever

When I was put on Xarelto for afib... my cardiologist specifically warned about ginger...


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