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A ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome. One of the world’s oldest botanical remedies, ginger remains popular for its apparent digestive, antinausea, anti-inflammatory, and other healthful benefits. Despite its widespread usage, practitioners need to remain cognizant of ginger being included in the notorious “4 Gs” grouping (ginkgo, ginseng, ginger and garlic) - four plants with anticoagulant/antiplatelet effects that could complicate surgical procedures via unanticipated or excess bleeding.
Courtesy of Dr. Narda Robinson.