Nature’s Way Ginger Root, 550 mg, 100 Capsules

Ginger Root is a capsule with a guaranteed natural potency of 1.5% essential oil, mainly gingerol and shogaol. Ginger has been traditionally used to treat stomach/gastrointestinal discomfort, indigestion, abdominal cramping, menstrual pain, seasickness, food poisoning, and more. Ginger also improves circulation and relaxes the muscles around blood vessels, aiding in the blood flow throughout the body. It can help lower LDL cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.The beneficial part of ginger exsists in the root of the plant (otherwise known as rhizomes). Other forms of ginger include juice, candy, root, powder, etc. In China and India, ginger was used to cook with.

$ 3.83


  1. Heather L. Parisi "Robert and Heather Parisi" says
    60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Heather L. Parisi “Robert and Heather Parisi” (St. Augustine, FL USA) –



    As a tonic, Ginger Root does many things, but Motion sickness and Vertigo are the ailments that you would bring ginger capsules with you for. Morning sickness and nausea are reasons to keep ginger at home. The essential oils are what give ginger its potency. This “Nature’s Way” product is guaranteed to contain at least 1.5% essential oil, mostly “gingerol” and “shogaol”, which is why “Nature’s Way” has the edge over other brands.


    When my teenager gets dizzy at the amusement park, Ginger Capsules help her get over her nausea and stops her head from spinning. When I am on a ferry and get a little sea sick, Ginger capsules help me regain my balance. Usually I take them about a half hour prior to departing and I avoid the symptoms. My daughter also takes Ginger capsules when we go for a long trip and she has to sit in the back of our van to avoid car sickness. In all these applications the “Ginger Root Capsules” work and work well!

    Ordinarily, I make my own capsules from “Cerified Organic” ginger root powder. However, sometimes I just don’t have the time or I run out of the ginger root powder. These “NATURE’S WAY Ginger Root capsules” are less expensive and they work for these applications just as well as the home-made capsules.


    Glad you asked, here’s the list in descending order alphabetically according to “Healthnotes”;

    [MOST STRONGLY DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE] Motion sickness, Osteoarthritis.

    [DOCUMENTED] Epilepsy (in combination with bupleurum, peony root, pinellia root, cassia bark, jujube fruit, Asian ginseng root, Asian scullcap root, and licorice root), Indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome (Chinese herbal combination formula containing wormwood, ginger, bupleurum, schisandra, dan shen, and other extracts), Morning sickness,Nausea and vomiting following surgery, Nausea following chemotherapy, Pre- and post-surgery health, Vertigo.

    [ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE] Atherosclerosis,Hay fever (Sho-seiryu-to: contains licorice, cassia bark, schisandra, ma huang [ephedra], ginger, peony root, pinellia, and asiasarum root), HIV support (in combination with bupleurum, peony root, pinellia root, cassia bark, ginger root, jujube fruit, Asian ginseng root, Asian scullcap root, and licorice root), Low back pain, Migraine headaches, Rheumatoid arthritis.

    Anecdotal evidence means, people say they have used it and it works. Like I claim it helps my daughter and I against motion sickness. However, there is strong documentation from double-blind studies proving ginger root’s effectiveness against motion sickness which is why it is listed in the “most strongly documented” group by “Healthnotes”.

    We cook with ginger root and add it to literally everything, everyday. In “Traditional Chinese Medicine” it adds heat, but it also is a minister of other herbs and assists the liver in utilizing the nutritional factors that one consumes in a typical meal. Ginger also makes marinated beef tender and aids in digesting proteins in your body in much the same way.


    For price and value its hard to beat the “Swanson” brand. “Nature’s Way” would usually be my first choice with the “Now” brand second when I don’t have the opportunity to use my own certified organic powder. The “Nature’s Way” product offered here is guaranteed to contain at least 1.5% essential oil, mostly “gingerol” and “shogaol”, which is why it has the edge over other brands. Unlike most premium brands it is available heavily discounted.


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  2. 21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Works amazingly well, February 23, 2011
    No Name (Colorado) –

    This review is from: Nature’s Way Ginger Root, 550 mg, 100 Capsules (Health and Beauty)

    I have a pretty finicky stomach and get nauseous a lot (as do most emetophobics). A family member bought these for me since I really can’t stand the taste of ginger tea or most of the other things to nibble on that help your stomach. I was also pretty skeptical of how well ginger works so I never really used these. Just the other day I woke up in the middle of the night feeling horrible and it just wouldn’t go away with anything, peppermint tea, pepto bismol, anything I tried. I took two of these and within minutes, the nausea was almost gone. I’m so glad I found something that’s not only less expensive than a prescription, but also seems less harmful. The reason I took off one star is that these are very strong, and it gives me heartburn when I take them. But I’d gladly take that over nausea. Plus it makes your breath smell like ginger.

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  3. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good product overall- beware some drug interactions though., March 11, 2012

    Medicinal Uses and Indications:

    Today, health care professionals may recommend ginger to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. It is also used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset, to reduce pain of osteoarthritis, and may even be used in heart disease or cancer.

    Motion Sickness

    Several studies — but not all — suggest that ginger may work better than placebo in reducing some symptoms of motion sickness. In one trial of 80 new sailors who were prone to motion sickness, those who took powdered ginger had less vomiting and cold sweating compared to those who took placebo. Ginger did not reduce nausea, however. Similar results were found in a study with healthy volunteers.

    However, other studies have found that ginger does not work as well as medications in reducing symptoms of motion sickness. In one small study, participants were given either fresh root or powdered ginger, scopolamine, a medication commonly prescribed for motion sickness, or placebo. Those who took scopolamine had fewer symptoms than those who took ginger. Conventional prescription and over-the-counter medicines that decrease nausea may also have side effects, such as dry mouth and drowsiness.

    Pregnancy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

    Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness.

    In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more than 1g per day.

    Chemotherapy nausea

    A few studies suggest that ginger reduces the severity and duration of nausea — but not vomiting — during chemotherapy. However, one of the studies used ginger in combination with another anti-nausea drug, so it’ s hard to say whether ginger had any effect. More studies are needed.

    Nausea and vomiting after surgery

    Research is mixed as to whether ginger can help reduce nausea and vomiting following surgery. Two studies found that 1g of ginger root before surgery reduced nausea as well as a leading medication. In one of these studies, women who received ginger also needed fewer medications for nausea after surgery. But other studies have found that ginger didn’ t help reduce nausea. In fact, one study found that ginger may actually increase vomiting following surgery. More research is needed.


    Ginger extract has long been used in traditional medical practices to reduce inflammation. And there is some evidence that ginger may help reduce pain from osteoarthritis (OA). In a study of 261 people with OA of the knee, those who took a ginger extract twice daily had less pain and needed fewer pain-killing medications than those who received placebo. But another study found that ginger was no better than ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or placebo in reducing symptoms of OA. It may take several weeks to see any effect.

    Other uses
    *A few preliminary studies suggest that ginger may lower cholesterol and help prevent blood from clotting. That can be helpful in treating heart disease, where blood vessels can become blocked and lead to heart attack or stroke. But more studies are needed to know whether ginger is safe or effective for heart disease.
    *Laboratory studies have also found that some substances in ginger may kill cancer cells in test tubes. More research is needed to know if ginger would have the same effect in humans.


    Ginger may alter the effects of some prescription and non-prescription medications. If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use ginger without first talking to your health care provider.

    Blood-thinning medications — Although ginger may interfere with blood clotting, there have been no scientific or case reports of interactions between ginger and blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin and warfarin. However, people taking medications that thin the blood should use ginger only under the supervision of a health care provider.

    Drug Interactions:
    Blood-thinning MedicationsCyclophosphamide

    Alternative Names:

    Ginger; Zingiber officinale

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