Found to reduce the severity and duration of menstrual pain and to improve PMS symptoms like headache, gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, and aches and pains.
Used in Cramp Support.
We found more than 2,551 studies on Ginger — here's what matters:
- A double-blind, placebo controlled trial found that, when administered for two days prior to the period, and three days during, ginger reduced both the severity and the duration of menstrual pain.
- The pain reduction wasn’t just superior to placebo. Subsequent studies found that pain relief from ginger was equivalent to both ibuprofen and mefenamic acid. Because ginger produced no adverse effects, the researchers concluded that it be used as an alternative treatment to pharmaceutical interventions.
- PMS: Researchers found that ginger was effective for relieving a number of different PMS symptoms including: abdominal and low back pain, headache, gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, and joint and muscle pain.
- Blood Volume: Ginger doesn’t only reduce menstrual cramping, but the amount of menstrual bleeding as well. In a study with 93 young women, overall bleeding volume decreased significantly with the use of ginger. The researchers concluded, “ginger can be known as a highly effective treatment for menstrual blood loss and the promotion of the quality of life of young women. It is cheap, easy to use, and has fewer side-effects than other chemical and invasive approaches.”