Morpheme Ginger Caps
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Ginger as a herb has a number of health benefits. As per ancient science of Ayurveda, ginger has lots of properties which can be used for various ailments.
How to use
The recommended dosage of Morpheme Ginger supplements for adults is 1-2 capsules 2 times a day. The capsules have to be taken with water.
How Ginger Is Useful?
Ginger is botanically known as Zingiber officinale Roscoe, an herbal plant that is used both as a spice and medicine. Historically, the herb was known for managing high blood pressure, migraines, and colds.
In a study, the rats were subjected to right MCAO (Middle-Cerebral-Artery-Occlusion) and Ginger was administered in the range of 100 mg, 200 mg and 300 mg/Kg, it was noted that the herb in all range of doses were able to enhance the rate of spatial-memory after occlusion by seven days and showed improvement up to twenty one days. Piracetam was used as an active-control in the study at 250mg/Kg. This substance returned spatial memory quickly after occlusion and no drug could influence the retention time. Piracetam along with two lower dosages of the herb ginger were quite effective in enhancing the neuronal density of hippocampal after 21 days.
Effect on Glucose Metabolism
Ginger can influence the release of insulin from the cells INS-1 (research cell-line for pancreatic-beta-cells) through its serotonin receptor antagonist actions. Generally, the insulin release is suppressed in these cells by Serotonin and antagonizing the 5 HT (3) receptor could ease this suppression and reduce blood glucose. Studies in rats have showed that the reduction is almost 35%. Ginger root, when taken orally (1 gram) by healthy humans is not effective in reducing blood glucose significantly. However, it can ease some of the consequences of high glucose levels like decreased gastric motility.
Research on Obesity & Fat Mass
One of the studies has indicated that, when 2 g of ginger is taken along with a carbohydrate meal, it increases the expenditure of calories for the next six hours after the meal. An average 43 +/- 21 Kilo calories increase was associated with the metabolic rate in the study conducted on a group of 10 men.
Usage of Ginger in Pregnancy
One of the studies has proved that the dosage of ginger (1950 mg) is more effective than Vitamin B6 (75 mg). However, ginger is as efficient as metoclopramide and when it is compared with dimenhydrinate it has a delayed time of efficacy (dimenhydrinate is comparatively effective than ginger in the first 2 days, but then the dissimilarities are inconsequential) while it does not cause the drowsiness as dimenhydrinate.
Can Morpheme Ginger supplements be taken along with other medications?
Due to ginger’s anticoagulant effect, it is not advisable to pair it with any prescription drugs that have similar effect as Warfarin and NSAIDs like Aspirin.
Are there any side effects of Morpheme Ginger?
Morpheme ginger contains pure extract of the herb and there are no known side-effects of the product. You need to consult a doctor before including ginger supplements in the diet, particularly if you are on medications for blood-thinning and aspirin.
Does the supplement interact with the foods?
There are no known evidences to prove the interaction of the product with the food.
Serving size: 1 Vegi caps
Servings per container: 60
Each 500 mg capsule contains: Ginger
Each Bottle Contains: 60 Vegi Caps
Suggested Usage: 1 Capsule twice daily after meals.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule||
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|Sunthi (Ginger) Extract (Zingiber officinale rosc.) (rhizome) Gingerols>5%||500mg.||**|
|** Daily value not established|
Other Ingredients: Capsule(Vegetarian Capsule), 100% Vegetarian. No Fillers, binders or common Allergens.
Morpheme Ginger is 100% organic and an ethically sourced product that contains pure extract of the herb. It is suitable for vegans.
Functions as digestive stimulant
Ginger is known as a digestive stimulant. It helps to manage appetite by stimulating secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes and bile. (Platel K, Rao A, Saraswathi G, Srinivasan K. “Digestive stimulant action of three Indian spice mixes in experimental rats.” Nahrung. 2002 Dec;46(6);394-8).
Research to reduce dyspepsia
Dyspepsia or difficulty in digesting foods, commonly known as indigestion, could be healed by consuming ginger. Clinical trials suggest that ginger helps to manage dyspepsia by acting on hormones that influence gastric motility. (Hu ML, Rayner CK, Wu KL, Chuah SK, Tai WC, Chou YP, Chiu YC, Chiu KW, Hu TH. “Effect of ginger on gastric motility and symptoms of functional dyspepsia.” World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan 7, 17(1):105-10).
Research to increase saliva secretion
The digestion process starts the moment you start chewing the food. The saliva contains enzymes that help to break down carbohydrates and starch. In addition, saliva also acts as a natural disinfectant. Hence, to ensure proper digestion, the salivary glands should produce sufficient saliva. Experimental studies suggest than Zingiber officinale improves saliva secretion. (Chamani G, Zarei MR, Mehrabani M, Taghiabadi Y. “Evaluation of Effects of Zingiber officinale on Salivation in Rats.” Acta Med Iran. 2011Jun;49(6):336-40).
Research to reduce nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Although antiemetic medications help to suppress these unpleasant side effects, use of these medications is not free from side effects. Studies claim that ginger is the most effective side effect free natural antiemetic that can manage nausea and vomiting following chemotherapy and radiotherapy in cancer patients. (Hanaidka R, Popouri S, Palatty PL, Arora R, Balinga MS. “Medicinal Plants as Antiemetics in the Treatment of Cancer: A Review.” Integr Cancer Ther. 2011 Aug 5).
Almost 90% women experience nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy. Ginger is widely used to manage this unpleasant condition during pregnancy. Clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of the herbal remedy in managing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It is more effective than vitamin B6 supplement in reducing the number and intensity of nausea and vomiting episodes. (Ensiyeh J, Sakineh MA. “Comparing ginger and vitamin B6 for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.” Midwifery. 2009 Dec;25(6):649-53).
Postoperative nausea and vomiting could be managed by consuming ginger. (Chaiyakunapruk N, Kitikannakorn N, Nathisuwan S, Leeprakobboon K, Leelasethagool C. “The efficacy of ginger for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a meta-analysis.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006;194:95-9).
Acts as a natural antidiarrheal
Ginger might benefit people suffering from diarrhea. Experimental studies suggest that bacterial infections of the stomach that cause diarrhea might be healed with ginger. (Chen JC, Huang LJ, Wu SL, Kuo SC, Ho TY, Hsiang CY. “Ginger and its bioactive component inhibit enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli heat-liable enterotoxin-induced diarrhea in mice.” J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Oct 17;55(21):8390-7). However, bacterial infections are not the only cause of diarrhea. Diarrhea might even develop owing to excess serotonin secretion. Studies suggest that ginger could even inhibit diarrhea induced by serotonin. (Huang Q, Matsuda H, Sakai K, Yamahara J, Tamai Y. “The effect of ginger on serotonin induced hypothermia and diarrhea.” Yakugaku Zasshi. 1990 Dec;110(12):936-42).
Research to improve liver function
Liver produces bile, which aids digestion of fats. A diseased liver impairs the digestion process. Ginger is considered beneficial for managing the health and function of the liver. Studies indicate that it can be used for managing the risk of and assisting recovery from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Sahebkar A. “Potential efficacy of ginger as a natural supplement for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.” World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan 14;17(2):271-2). It could also suppress inflammatory and carcinogenic activities in the liver tissues. (Habib SH, Makpol s, Abdul Hamid NA, Das S, Ngah WZ, Yosof YA. “Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale) has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects on ethionine-induced hepatoma rats.” Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2008 Dec; 63(6):807-13).
Research in managing risk of gastric ulcer
Studies have reported the effectiveness of Zinger officinale in managing the risk of gastric ulcer and improving the symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorder. Ginger rhizome inhibits growth of Helicobacter pylori bacteria. It speeds up recovery of the gastric mucin. Studies have revealed that the anti-ulcer activities of ginger are primarily concentrated in cinnamic acid and gallic acids. (Nanjundaiah SM, Annaiah HN, M Dharmesh S. “Gastroprotective Effect of Ginger Rhizome (Zinger officinale) Extract: Role of Gallic Acid and Cinnamic Acid in H+, K+ ATPase/H. pylori Inhibition and Anti-oxidative Mechanism.” Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Jul 1). Studies have further revealed that ginger could reduce the risk of developing gastric ulcers from prolonged intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin. (Khushtar M, Kumar V, Javed K, Bhandari U. “Protective Effect of Ginger oil on Aspirin and Pylorus Ligation-Induced Gastric Ulcer model in Rats.” Indian J Pharm Sci. 2009 Sep;71(5):554-8).
Manages risk of gastric cancer
Gingerol, paradol, shogaols and zingerone, the active phytochemicals in ginger, could inhibit growth of gastric cancer cells. (Ishiguro K, Ando T, Maeda O, Ohmiya N, Niwa Y, Kadamtsu K, Goto H. “Ginger ingredients reduce viability of gastric cancer cells by distinct mechanisms.” Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Oct 12;362(1):218-23).
To look at all the proof available, statisticians from Naresuan University in Phitsanulok, Thailand shared data from 5 clinical trials involving a total of 363 patients. The result revealed that as compared to placebo, ginger lower down the risk of nausea and vomiting in the 24 hr after surgery by 31%. This meant that a substantial percentage of patients in the ginger arm still had postoperative nausea and vomiting – 35 %. The only apparent side effect seen with ginger was ignorable and harmless abdominal discomfort. ( SOURCE: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, January 2006).
(Ginger for blood sugar and cholesterol management Anti-diabetic and hypolipidaemic properties of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats in Br J Nutr. 2006 Oct;96(4):660-6 at Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kuwait University, 13060-Safat, Kuwait.)
Morning sickness is one of the most troublesome symptoms woman faces while she is pregnant. In addition, during pregnancy almost all the drugs are contraindicated, which necessitates use of a safer and natural product to alleviate nausea. Ginger has been used as most effective anti-nauseant medicine since years in Ayurveda. It shows great effect inhibiting morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
(Effect of a ginger extract on pregnancy-induced nausea: a randomised controlled trial by Willetts KE at University of New South Wales, Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.)
Antioxidant : The ginger has great antioxidant property. This effect may play an important role in attenuation of development of atherosclerosis. Antioxidant property of ginger on hyperlipidemic rats have been studied and the changes of GSH-Px and LPO in their blood were observed carefully. Male adult Wistar rats were grouped into three categories viz., control, preventive and curative teams. The experimental teams were respectively fed on the test diet containing 2% & 5% ginger, in order to note the changes of plasma lipid peroxides (LPO) and glutathione (GSH-Px) after the experiment. The results showed that ginger had increased GSH-Px and had reduced LPO in the rats' blood.
(Effect of Zingiber Officinale Rosc ( ginger ) on lipid peroxidation in hyperlipidemia rats by Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2003 Jan;32(1):22-3 at School of Food Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China)