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How safe is ginger?

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does regulate dietary supplements. But it treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them on the market.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: Ginger."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site: "Herbs at a Glance: Ginger."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Ginger."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 8, 2017

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: Ginger."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site: "Herbs at a Glance: Ginger."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Ginger."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 8, 2017

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