There are numerous articles and studies about the benefits ginger can offer to us. But, still, many people are unaware of the fact that ginger can be especially helpful in various health conditions.

Unfortunately, there are even some health conditions that can be worsened by the consumption of ginger. So, that’s why in this article, we’re going to discuss some of them.

Ginger possesses some very powerful bio-active nutrients and compounds which can worsen some health conditions. 

Here are some health conditions that don’t tolerate ginger. If you have some of them, you should avoid this ingredient!

Blood Circulation

Ginger is helpful in conditions like obesity, peripheral artery disease, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease because it helps to stimulate our blood circulation. But, people with a health problem like hemophilia have blood with a reduced ability to clot. Even a simple cut can be fatal for them, so they should avoid ginger. 

Certain Medications

Avoid ginger if you’re on high blood pressure or diabetes medications. When this ingredient comes into contact with anticoagulants, insulin or beta-blockers it can affect the blood thinning, while at the same time it’s lowering the blood pressure.


Ginger is abundant in fiber and it’s excellent for our metabolism because it accelerates it. It increases the pH levels in our stomach and helps in the production of digestive enzymes. This decreases cravings, so it wouldn’t be for you if you lack weight.

If you’re underweight and consume ginger, you can also have menstrual irregularities, hair loss, weight loss and poor muscle mass.


Ginger contains lots of stimulants that stimulate a proper muscle health and help our digestion. But, pregnant women should definitely avoid it because it can cause labor and even premature contractions. Doctors especially forbid it during the last trimester of pregnancy. Ginger is also known to hinder the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and dietary iron.

A Substitute for Ginger

If you are one of these patients, make sure you consult your doctor for any replacement. Ginger should be mostly replaced with red paprika, cayenne pepper and sweet peppers. You can add them in any food or smoothie!


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