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Ginger is a well-known tropical herb whose root is used in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine. The fresh root may be used, or it may be prepared as a tincture, powder, tablet, or tea. In many cases, clinical effects with alcohol extracts are superior to results achieved with teas and powders.
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What is ginger?
Ginger is a well-known tropical herb whose root is used in both
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine.
The fresh root may be used, or it may be prepared as a tincture,
powder, tablet, or tea. In many cases, clinical effects with
alcohol extracts are superior to results achieved with teas and

Why recommend administration of ginger to my pet?
The most famous medical use of ginger is as an anti-emetic (prevention of nausea and
vomiting). Indeed, in Chinese medicine, ginger is consumed as a stomachic, to help support
digestion and normalize gastric function. Several placebo controlled randomized studies
have shown ginger to be safe and effective in the relief of nausea associated with
pregnancy. Alcohol extracts were shown effective in preventing vomiting in dogs receiving
cisplatin chemotherapy.

One challenging small animal disorder that ginger
probably has significant potential to relieve or
prevent is gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV or
bloat) in dogs. Despite its efficacy in preventing
vomiting, ginger has been shown to stimulate
stomach motility and accelerate stomach emptying
time in multiple studies.

Another interesting potential application of ginger is
in the treatment of canine heartworm disease. In a
1987 study, microfilarial loads were reduced
between 83 and 98 percent by 12 subcutaneous
There is potential for ginger to help in
injections of an alcohol extract. Side effects of
prevention of bloat in dogs.
treatment were minimal to absent.

Other milder effects of ginger are also utilized in practice. Some holistic practitioners
incorporate it into the therapy for pets with heart disease due to the cardiotonic and anti-
clotting effects which have been suggested in a limited number of laboratory animal studies.
Products for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs have been recently released utilizing
ginger extracts as their main component. Clinical trials in dogs have not been reported in the
literature. Effects of ginger in human osteoarthritis are mild to moderate and not clinically
significant when compared with drugs such as ibuprofen.

No studies on the effects of ginger in cats have been conducted.

How much experience is there with the use of ginger in pets?
Ginger has been used for many years in pets in the treatment of vomiting and cardiovascular
disorders. Dogs and cats are the species most often treated. Its use should be expanded to
the treatment of bloat (GDV) in dogs.

How safe is ginger?
Ginger has a long track record of safety, given its longstanding use as a foodstuff and herbal
medicine in humans. The chief adverse effect of ginger is mild gastrointestinal irritation. This
may be more readily seen in cats than dogs. Traditional herbal medicine never used ginger
alone, but always as a component of a wide variety of formulas. Cats tolerate ginger
extremely well when given as a small component of an appropriate herbal formula.

Where do I obtain ginger and do I need a prescription?
Your veterinarian may have preferred supplements that he or she will recommend. Pet
owners are cautioned against buying supplements without knowledge of the manufacturer,
as supplements are not highly regulated and some supplements may not contain the
labelled amount of ingredient. A prescription is not needed for ginger. Ginger may be better
tolerated and its effects synergistically enhanced when used as a component of a larger
herbal formula. Expert advice is often needed to select the formula most appropriate for a

This client information sheet is based on material written by Steve Marsden, DVM ND MSOM LAc DiplCH AHG,
Shawn Messonnier, DVM and Cheryl Yuill, DVM, MSc, CVH.

© Copyright 2004 Lifelearn Inc. Used with permission under license. April 2, 2007.




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