Common forms of ginger include fresh root, dried root, tablets, capsules, liquid extract, tincture, and tea. Many publications note that the maximum recommended daily dose of ginger is 4 grams. It is believed that the mild stomach upset sometimes caused by ginger may be reduced by taking ginger capsules rather than powder.
Many experts and publications suggest that ginger powder, tablets, or capsules or freshly cut ginger may be used in doses of 1 to 4 grams daily, by mouth, divided into smaller doses. For dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), 250 milligrams four times daily for three days from the start of the menstrual period. For exercise recovery, 2 grams of ginger 30 minutes prior to moderate intensity cycling. For nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, 50-1,950 milligrams for up to three weeks. For motion sickness or seasickness, 1-2 grams of ginger daily. For nausea and vomiting after surgery, 0.5-1 grams of ginger one hour before surgery. For rheumatoid arthritis, 1-2 grams daily of powdered ginger.
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