65 responses

  1. Jenna
    October 3, 2012

    Wow! I’ll have to do that! I actually do like the taste of ginger normally, but I think it’s because I usually eat it on top of sushi or in cookie form. :) I think it’d be gross raw.

    • DaNelle
      October 3, 2012

      I will assume you are not Satan because we used to be neighbors;) I guess I have to admit I do like the “flavor” of ginger in asian dishes. But raw is pretty dang bad!

  2. jules
    October 3, 2012

    Thank you, Danelle!!!!!!!!

  3. Ellie
    October 3, 2012

    does ginger have the same anti-inflammatory effect if it is cooked (sauteed in olive oil)?

    • DaNelle
      October 4, 2012

      From what I understand, raw is always better. Cooked would still carry some benefits, but they heat from cooking does destroy some enzymes & nutrients.

  4. Haley Bartlett
    October 4, 2012

    WOW I needed this and am off to the market tomorrow. I have had sciatica and a pinched nerve in my elbow for a week and was starting to get quite down about it. I have been rubbing essential oils of rosemary, cinnamon and camphor on my elbow which has been helping a little.

    I wonder if making a tea out of it would work the same or if it needs to be raw.

    • DaNelle
      October 4, 2012

      Dang, isn’t sciatica THE worst?! Hopefully this helps! It can’t hurt:)

    • be71e38c-af94-11e2-a220-000bcdcb5194
      April 27, 2013

      Terrible – been suffering off and on with sciatica for 20 years. I’m done with drugs and rely on ice packs and prayer! Will try Ginger. I work part time and need to walk…..thanks for this info!

  5. Becky Wolford
    October 4, 2012

    Mmmm… I love the taste of ginger! mwahahaha But a little bit does go a long way, flavor-wise!

  6. Gwen
    October 4, 2012

    I’ll be damned!!! Thanks for the tip!!!!

    Had no clue you could buy those empty capsules OR that ginger was a natural anti-inflamm. So is fish oil, I hear… :)

    • DaNelle
      October 4, 2012

      That’s right! I forgot about fish oil!

  7. vcfuller
    October 8, 2012

    Turmeric is a natural anti-inflam also. Works great!

  8. vcfuller
    October 8, 2012

    Turmeric is a natural anti-inflam also. Works great!

  9. vcfuller
    October 8, 2012

    Turmeric is a natural anti-inflam also. Works great!

  10. vcfuller
    October 8, 2012

    Turmeric is a natural anti-inflam also. Works great!

  11. Barb @ A Life in Balance
    October 8, 2012

    Wow! I love ginger, and I know it works well for soothing upset tummies. Where did you find the capsules? Is it something I can order through Amazon?

    I would love for you to share this post at Motivation Monday: http://alifeinbalance.net/motivation-monday-co-host/

  12. DaNelle
    October 8, 2012

    Thanks Barb! I just posted the link on your site!

  13. Steph
    October 8, 2012

    I’m totally amazed. I didn’t even KNOW you could buy empty capsules! this is awesome – thank you!

  14. The Frugal Exerciser
    October 10, 2012

    I love eating ginger slices with my sushi. It’s not Satan or hell, it is heaven.

    • DaNelle
      October 11, 2012

      Haha, Okay I’ll admit I do like ginger in Asian dishes but raw is torture!

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2012

      I love the ginger slices that comes with sushi, but they’re pickled. That changes the flavor.

  15. Kat Biggie
    October 19, 2012

    This is AWESOME news and info! I was diagnosed with Lupus two years ago, adn I can’t wait to try the ginger and see how it helps me!!! THANK YOU!!!

  16. Jessica Brown
    October 25, 2012

    I love ginger! Yum – in everything, on everything, in every form. Glad to know it’s good for me!

  17. Kathy @ Granny’s Vital Vittles
    November 6, 2012

    I’ll definitely give this a try … I’m having some inflammation that’s aggravating my asthma right now. I’ve not been able to handle the taste of raw ginger either … so simple it’s brilliant! I’ve shared this on facebook too :-).

  18. Sara Grambusch
    November 6, 2012

    Glad that worked for you! I love ginger but not right into my mouth ;)

  19. tstanley2
    November 7, 2012

    Have you ever tried culturing ginger? I take a jar and do that, it’s better for you. I am thinking you could take the slices and chop them small to get them in the capsule, but it seems like a lot of work to me. Maybe ginger, honey, swallow quickly!

    • DaNelle
      November 7, 2012

      What a great idea!

  20. kcarolf
    November 7, 2012

    I love ginger especially in Asian & Indian cooking. When a sinus infection gets me, I add ginger and honey to my green tea to soothe it. The clear capsule idea was genious though. I will use that for some other things that I would like to add to my diet.

  21. DarlAnderson
    November 12, 2012

    How do you know how mych to consume & how iften?

    • DaNelle
      November 12, 2012

      Since Ginger is a whole food, it is safe even in large amounts. With that said, about a tsp. Of grated ginger is how much I do in a single dose and on a bad day I’ll do 3 or 4 of those.

  22. DarlAnderson
    November 12, 2012

    How do you know how mych to consume & how iften?

  23. Eve
    December 7, 2012

    I wonder what would happen if you dehydrated the grated ginger, and then put them in the capsules? Could you then make a larger batch and have it keep longer?

    • DaNelle
      December 9, 2012

      I think that would work, but I’m not sure about the efficacy of ginger dehydrated. I believe raw would live enzymes for digestion, but I’m not an expert so I say give it a try!

  24. Love Ginger
    December 21, 2012

    This method looks much easier than making ginger bug, I am curious on how does it affect on stomach flu symptoms, will it start reducing them immediately, and how often capsules should be taken?

    • DaNelle
      December 23, 2012

      I would just try it out and see how it works. Ginger is an anti-nausea also, so it should help! But if you’re already queasy I would start with small doses.

  25. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    So glad I came across this post. My mom – who suffers from Lupus – has also been diagnosed with temporal arteritis. Her sed rate is way high and they have her on huge prednisone doses-not good for her heart. Will be picking up some ginger today!

  26. Audrey
    February 19, 2013

    Thank you!!! Cannot wait to try it when my gut is inflamed. And…I just so happen to have empty vegetarian capsules sitting in my herb cabinet! Cool beans!

  27. Deborah
    February 20, 2013

    Thanks for posting, ginger can be strong in flavor but the extra heat reminds me that it is working. Love making fresh ginger tea- water and freshly chopped ginger simmered, then adding honey to sweeten and lend it’s bacterial benefits. Just feels good going down, especially with a sore throat or respiratory inflamation. I will definitely try this as I already have empty capsules. My challenge this year is to try growing my own fresh ginger in my herb beds.

  28. tntpoms
    February 21, 2013

    Question: Do you have to make them every day or can you make enough to last a few days and just keep them in the fridge?

    • DaNelle
      February 25, 2013

      I grate it every day I need it. I find the efficacy is stronger when I use as fresh as possible.

  29. Angela Yap
    February 23, 2013

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  30. Angela Yap
    February 23, 2013

    I second the above question :) I’m going to try this for my arthritis, and headaches :)

  31. Fay Klingler
    February 23, 2013

    So you don’t peel it? Where do you get the capsules?

    • DaNelle
      February 25, 2013

      That’s right I don’t peel it:)

  32. Kimberly Bonham
    February 28, 2013

    Ahhh I wish I would have known about this before I bought some Ginger Root Supplements today over lunch! What is your opinion on Nature’s Bounty Ginger Root Supplements?

    • DaNelle
      March 1, 2013

      My body always responds best to fresh raw ginger. I wish powdered ginger worked, it’d be easier!

  33. Anonymous
    March 4, 2013

    Wow i did try this, today and after making 3 pills i can feel something.. (like relaxing feeling) has this happened to any of you? I had this after a cinnamon tea.

  34. Mandi Carringer
    May 13, 2013

    Turmeric is also a strong anti-inflammatory, they sell it in capsules or you can make your own. I like to make a paste using turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and raw local honey and just swallow it quick! It has gotten me through some rough times :)

    • Kathy Cerwin
      July 2, 2013

      I have heard Turmeric is good. I tried the tablets but didnt notice a difference in my pain level. I have raw honey but I am almost out of it. Guess its time to check the bee hive.

  35. Kathy Cerwin
    July 2, 2013

    Great idea, I will have to try this. Need to look for some of those gel capsules. Where did you get yours?

  36. Kathy Cerwin
    July 2, 2013

    Thanks DaNelle for the info.

  37. Vikki Heyde
    July 16, 2013

    Where do you buy the empty capsules and does the ginger root have to be refrigerated? Do you only make enough for the dosage at the time? I have suffered with scoliosis, stenosis, arthritis and sciatica for years and I hate the after taste of fish oil. Will comment for sure if it works or at least helps some, thanks!

  38. Shelley
    July 21, 2013

    Have you tried Ginger Essential Oil in a capsule? Love.it. http://www.sparknaturals.com/?affiliates=26

  39. Unknown
    July 31, 2013

    Love the article. Does the ginger have to be grated to be effective? Couldn’t you just slice the ginger in “capsule” size chunks and swallow it with water? This would save the hassle of grating and filling the capsules or grating and taking a tsp full.

  40. laura
    September 27, 2013

    pumpkin is another great anti-inflammatory…plus helps with PMS… I can a oil called 3-6-9 every day, incorporate the seeds into my meals and who doesn’t like pumpkin muffins. Thank you for the tip on the ginger, I have been meaning to use more of it and now I have a excuse to. ;)

  41. t
    September 30, 2013

    Buy the nature’s way supplement (ginger) that is standardized for essential oil. Or buy the essential oil and drop one drop into the empty cap of your choice. They both work. No need to grate fresh ginger.

  42. Jeannie J
    October 26, 2013

    Wow! Really? I am going to try this…starting today!!!! I happen to like the taste of ginger, please don’t hate me, ☺️ But it seems I might be able to get more in me if I grate and capsulize it. I had hip replacement surgery 2 years ago and am just getting comfortable enough to walk for exercise. I tried ginger before having heard what a great anti-inflammatory it is but I tried the powdered kind and had no relief. I will thank you in advance for giving me hope that I won’t have to head down the surgery path for my back. I can’t wait to read more of your natural ways of dealing with this painful and debilitating disease.

  43. Rita T
    October 29, 2013

    DaNelle, is the pickled ginger that comes with sushi just as good as raw? I love to eat it too. Also, I have been using candied ginger for YEARS for motion sickness and it works BEAUTIFULLY! Throw out that dramamine! Can you use either picked ginger or candied ginger in place of raw?

  44. Simone
    November 7, 2013

    I use doterra’s ginger essential oil in a capsule and that works great….no need to grate fresh ginger!

  45. Scott
    December 3, 2013

    I just saw Simone’s comment above about using the essential oil. I have been thinking of trying that as well. Was wondering if anyone else has any experience using the essential oil versus the fresh ginger? How much oil would you need to take?

    By the way, DaNelle, I laughed so hard when I was reading your blog on this. Hillarious. Thanks for sharing.

    • DaNelle Wolford
      December 4, 2013

      Thanks Scott! I personally haven’t found Ginger essential oils to work as well. It seems like it would be more powerful, but raw ginger is always the best option for me when I’m dealing with pain or stiffness.

  46. Jo
    January 7, 2014

    What a brilliant site! I’ve done tonnes of research into gut healing and weight loss foods and came to the conclusion that raw goats milk and ginger are two of the absolute best foods for health. I also want a little farm now!!
    Love the idea of putting ginger in a capsule – I had just tried to eat some today and obviously – it was too awful – so I was drinking ginger tea – which I don’t think is that potent.
    Very pleased with that tip – thankyou :-)

    • DaNelle Wolford
      January 14, 2014


  47. Kyriakos
    February 1, 2014

    This is awesome solution but for me ginger tastes ao great.
    Have you tried to juice it with apples lemons and celery? it tastes like heaven.

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