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What are the risks of taking ginger?

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Ginger may raise the risk of bleeding. If you have a bleeding disorder, it may not be safe. Always tell your doctor about herbal medicines you take, including ginger.

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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