Ginger in gastrointestinal disorders

Ginger possesses a carminative effect; it may decrease pressure on the lower oesophagal sphincter, reduce intestinal cramping, and prevent dyspepsia, flatulence, and bloating.

A clinical trial investigated the effects of ginger extract and showed a significant increase in gastrointestinal motility in the intervention group. Ginger has been shown to accelerate gastric emptying and stimulate antral contractions in healthy individuals; studies on patients with functional dyspepsia have shown the same results (Bodagh et al., 2018).

Ginger possesses carminative effect, decreases pressure on the lower oesophagal sphincter, reduces intestinal cramping, and prevents dyspepsia, flatulence, and bloating (Prasad, S., et al., 2015).


Bodagh, M., N., et al. (2018). Ginger in gastrointestinal disorders: A systematic review of clinical trials. Food and Science Nutrition, vol. 7, 96–108.

Prasad, S., et al. (2015). Ginger and its constituents: role in prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, vol. 2015.