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Are there any reasons to avoid using ginger?

The following cautions should be considered before using ginger:

Situations in which use of ginger is not advised:
  • Do not use ginger supplements if you have gallstones.
  • Because the safety of using ginger supplements during pregnancy has not been established, do not use ginger supplements if you are pregnant. 

Side effects:
There are no known side effects of ginger supplements.

Drug interactions:
Do not use ginger supplements with Coumadin or other blood-thinning drugs except under medical supervision. Ginger has a mild, but dose-dependent, blood-thinning effect.

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