It’s unclear whether it is helpful for postsurgery nausea, motion sickness, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis.

Side Effects Of Ginger

When used as a spice, it is believed to be generally safe.

In some people, ginger can have mild side effects such as abdominal discomfort, heartburn, diarrhea, and gas.

Some experts recommend that people with gallstone disease use caution because it may increase the flow of bile.

Research has not definitely shown whether it interacts with medications, but concerns have been raised that it might interact with anticoagulants (blood thinners).

Although several studies have found no evidence of harm from taking ginger during pregnancy, it’s uncertain whether it is always safe for pregnant women. If you’re considering using it while you’re pregnant, consult your health care provider. 


Tell all your health care providers about any complementary or integrative health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.


All information on ginger has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.