Navigating Migraine Nausea: Ginger People to the Rescue

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Ginger is a natural remedy that some people find helpful in managing migraine. While research on its effectiveness is limited, some studies suggest that ginger may have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.  Ginger for nausea is often used. Remember that individual responses to natural remedies can vary, and ginger may not work for everyone. It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before trying new treatments, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medications. If your migraine attack is severe or persistent, seek medical advice for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a versatile spice that has been used for centuries for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It contains bioactive compounds with potential health benefits. Here are some of the notable benefits of ginger:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
    • Ginger contains gingerol, a bioactive compound known for its anti-inflammatory effects. It may help reduce inflammation in the body, which could be beneficial for conditions like osteoarthritis and other inflammatory disorders.
  2. Nausea Relief:
    • Ginger has been traditionally used to alleviate nausea, including morning sickness during pregnancy and nausea induced by chemotherapy or surgery. It is also helpful for motion sickness.
  3. Digestive Health:
    • Ginger may promote digestion by helping to alleviate indigestion and bloating. It stimulates the production of digestive juices and improves the absorption of nutrients.
  4. Pain Relief:
    • The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger may contribute to pain relief. It is sometimes used to manage muscle pain, menstrual pain, and migraines.
  5. Antioxidant Properties:
    • Ginger contains antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals, which can contribute to aging and various diseases. Antioxidants play a role in protecting cells from oxidative stress.
  6. Lowering Blood Sugar Levels:
    • Some studies suggest that ginger may help lower blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity. This could be beneficial for people with diabetes or those at risk of developing diabetes.
  7. Heart Health:
    • Ginger may have cardiovascular benefits, including improving heart health by reducing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol levels.
  8. Anti-Cancer Potential:
    • While more research is needed, some studies suggest that ginger may have anti-cancer properties. It may help inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells.
  9. Immune System Support:
    • Ginger has immune-boosting properties that may help the body defend against infections. It contains compounds that have antimicrobial and antiviral effects.
  10. Weight Management:
    • Some research suggests that ginger may help with weight management by promoting a feeling of fullness and increasing thermogenesis (the body’s ability to burn calories).
  11. Respiratory Health:
    • Ginger has been used traditionally to alleviate respiratory issues. It may help with symptoms of colds and flu, such as cough and congestion.

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Best Ginger for Migraine

I often get asked, “Can ginger help migraine nausea?” After finding Ginger People, I have used ginger to ease my migraine symptoms like stomachaches, nausea, headaches, pain, and more. I was first introduced to Ginger People at Retreat Migraine and have had their ginger chews in my purse ever since.

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Recently, I was given several of their products, and my whole family has enjoyed the many ways of incorporating ginger into our diets. Questions like, “How much ginger should I take for migraine?” should be discussed with your doctor. I am not a medical doctor and only tell about my experiences. Yours may be different. I was gifted these products and gave my honest opinion.

Ginger People

Ginger People chews are the best ginger for nausea and dizziness relief because they are made of 10% fresh ginger. I travel with the ginger chews everywhere I go. My kids love them because they are candy. I love them because they are sweetened with cane sugar and nothing artificial. Fun fact, the ginger is locally grown near the candy factory; how fresh is that?! Flavors include original, spicy apple, peanut, spicy turmeric, double strength, super strength, and sweet ginger.

Ginger Rescue Chewable Tablets (kid-friendly)

I now rarely go anywhere without ginger chews in with me. After packing the chews in my purse, I pack chewable ginger tablets too. These were new to me, and I’ll always have them in my migraine tool kit! I rely on a lot of natural products so that I can travel with migraine.

During our last trip, I gave my daughter ginger tablets both on the plane and in the car. On our last trip, she got carsick, and this time we were prepared. When we arrived home, she told her grandma first, “The trip was awesome; I didn’t even get car sick!”

I, however, was not lucky enough to go through the trip without vomiting and diarrhea. While traveling, I never escape migraine attacks, and most of the time throw up and experience severe nausea. On my last vacation, I forgot my prescription medication for nausea and took the tablets to relieve my stomach. It was a lifesaver or trip saver since I could stop throwing up and recover later that day!

Organic Ginger Juice

The organic ginger juice surprised me with its strength. It is 99% ginger juice, not concentrate, with no sugar or water added. I mostly take a juice shot for gut health or workout recovery. I have added it to smoothies, ginger tea, and cocktails for added health benefits and flavor. A little goes a long way with this juice. It has a variety of benefits and uses.

Fiji Ginger Syrup

Yum! What a delicious substitute for our regular maple syrup. The Fiji ginger syrup is very subtle and gives a different flavor to our regular morning pancakes. It is a simple switch to get a bit extra ginger into our morning.

Ginger Soother

The soothers didn’t last long in my house. I received the Tumeric gingerade and lemon and honey gingerade. The week I got my Ginger People package, my daughter got the flu. I’ll admit I never tried it because she drank it so fast! The small bottle provided her with enough to make two warm glasses of the soother with turmeric, and she loved it. I did, however, try the Tumeric gingerade, and ‘soothing’ is the perfect word for it. I plan to keep these in my kitchen during cold and flu season.

Turmeric Latte Mix

I’ve read about Golden Milk’s benefits and was excited to try Ginger People’s Tumeric latte mix. I use the mix with milk and sometimes a bit of black pepper to boost bioavailability. Tumeric and ginger are good for migraines because they are anti-inflammatory, increase immune function, and detoxify the liver. I love to drink a glass before bed because it is caffeine-free and a relaxed, healthy way to end my evening and avoid migraine nausea.

Ginger Sauce

The ginger sauces surprised me the most in the best way. The flavors I tried were ginger peanut sauce, spicy ginger teriyaki sauce, and sweet ginger chili sauce. I thought they would be too hot for my family, but the flavors had a perfect balance of spicy and flavor. To remind you, my children are 9 and 11. One night, we did a taste test with all three sauces marinated on chicken. 

I was sure the peanut sauce would be a winner, but there was a clear split between them. Because I heard comments like, “Wow, they all are good!” and “I can’t decide; I like them for different reasons.” I recommend buying a variety and doing your competition. I even had them dipping their veggies in the sauces, and it was a fun night of cooking together and tasting it all.

How I Use Ginger for Migraine

Ginger is a natural remedy that some people find helpful in managing migraine. While research on its effectiveness is limited, some studies suggest that ginger may have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Here are a few ways you can use ginger for migraine:

  1. How to Make Ginger Tea for Migraine:
    • Peel and grate a small piece of fresh ginger (about 1-2 teaspoons).
    • Boil a cup of water and add the grated ginger.
    • Allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
    • Strain the tea and add honey or lemon to taste.
    • Drink this ginger tea 1-2 times a day.
  2. Ginger Capsules or Supplements:
    • Ginger supplements are available in capsule form.
    • Follow the recommended dosage on the product label.
    • It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplements, especially if you are on medication or have underlying health conditions.
  3. Ginger Compress:
    • Make a ginger compress by grating fresh ginger and placing it in a cloth.
    • Apply the cloth to the affected area, such as the forehead or temples.
    • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
    • Reapply as needed.
  4. Ginger and Lemon Mix:
    • Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice.
    • Consume this mixture at the onset of a migraine.
    • You can dilute it with water or add honey for taste.
  5. Include Ginger in Your Diet:
    • Incorporate fresh ginger into your meals and recipes.
    • Use it in stir-fries, soups, or as a spice in various dishes.
  6. Ginger Essential Oil:
    • Use ginger essential oil in aromatherapy by inhaling the scent or adding a few drops to a diffuser.
    • Dilute ginger essential oil with a carrier oil apply it to your temples and massage gently.

Does Ginger Help with Migraine Nausea?

Yes, ginger is often considered a natural remedy that may help alleviate nausea associated with migraine. While research on this specific aspect is limited, ginger has a long history of use for managing various types of nausea, including motion sickness, morning sickness during pregnancy, and nausea related to migraine. Ginger may help soothe the stomach, reduce inflammation, and inhibit signals in the brain that trigger nausea.

Remember that individual responses to natural remedies can vary, and ginger may not work for everyone. It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before trying new treatments, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medications. If your migraine attacks are severe or persistent, seek medical advice for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Ginger Migraine Trigger

While I have been using an integrative approach, I also went to a functional medicine doctor who did allergy and intolerance testing on me. Guess what? I am highly intolerant to ginger. While I have been using it for nausea, motion sickness, and migraine symptom relief, I found out ginger is a migraine trigger for me. Update…ginger is a migraine trigger and I miss ginger!

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Sarah tells stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. Her kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate her to make a difference in the Migraine World.

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