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People who suffer from migraines could benefit from a regular helping of ginger, new research suggests.

Nearly six million Britons suffer from migraines, the majority of whom are women, and the problem is estimated to cost the nation around £1 billion each year.

A new study by the charity Migraine Action suggests that ginger could help many of these, tackling the symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Sixty-three per cent of study participants who took ginger extract reported a positive outcome, and 39 per cent reported either good or excellent results.

Women's health expert Dr Sam Christie commented: "Migraines are debilitating headaches that can have a negative impact on one's quality of life.

"Our research showed that a particular extract of ginger, high in compounds called gingerols, can have a very positive effect."

Lee Tompkins, director of Migraine Action, added: "We recommend ginger to help migraineurs who are looking for natural products as part of their migraine management plan."ADNFCR-858-ID-18757208-ADNFCR

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