Ginger for Digestion


Feeling full after a few bites of food, along with a bloated abdomen, are the major symptoms of non-ulcer indigestion, called functional dyspepsia (FD). Doctors don’t know what causes it.

In this study, 50 people with FD took a placebo or 200 mg of ginger extract twice per day. After four weeks, 41 percent in the ginger group reported having felt better throughout the entire trial. Overall, doctors determined that 79 percent of those taking ginger had responded favorably compared to 21 percent for placebo.

Discussing the findings, doctors said that ginger extract is a safe and effective remedy for non-ulcer indigestion.


Reference: Journal of Dietary Supplements; 2020, 1856996, Published Online

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