Clinical research shows that ginger can reduce painful menstrual periods in women with dysmenorrhea. An analysis of studies shows that taking ginger powder 750-2000 mg during the first 3-4 days of a menstrual cycle decreases pain by up to 85% compared to placebo in women with this condition.
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