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Ginger have been claimed to decrease the pain from arthritis, 
though studies have been inconsistent. It may also have blood 
thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that may make it 
useful for treating heart disease.[7]
Preliminary research also indicates that nine compounds found in 
ginger may bind to human serotonin receptors, possibly helping to 
affect anxiety.[8]
Advanced glycation end-products are possibly associated in the 
development of several pathophysiologies, including diabetic 
cataract for which ginger was effective in preliminary studies, 
apparently by acting through antiglycating mechanisms.[9][10][11]
Ginger compounds are active against a form of diarrhea which is the 
leading cause of infant death in developing countries. Zingerone is 
likely to be the active constituent against enterotoxigenic 
Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin-induced diarrhea.[12][13]
Ginger has been found effective in multiple studies for treating 
nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy
[14][15] though ginger was not found superior over a placebo for 
pre-emptively treating post-operative nausea. Ginger is a safe 
remedy for nausea relief during pregnancy.[16] Ginger as a remedy 
for motion sickness is still a debated issue. The television 
program Mythbusters performed an experiment using one of their 
staff who suffered from severe motion sickness. The staff member 
was placed in a moving device which, without treatment, produced 
severe nausea. Multiple treatments were administered. None, with 
the exception of the ginger and the two most common drugs, were 
successful. The staff member preferred the ginger due to lack of 
side effects. Several studies over the last 20 years were 
inconclusive with some studies in favor of the herb and some not.
[17][18] A common thread in these studies is the lack of sufficient 
participants to yield statistical significance. Another issue is 
the lack of a known chemical pathway for the supposed relief.



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