Ginger may relieve nausea and morning sickness after a few days of
treatment.1 There are several ways you can use ginger
to relieve your symptoms. Try:
Ground ginger in a
250 mg capsule, taken 4 times a day. Look for
improvement in symptoms after 4 to 7 days.1 Buy
ginger capsules that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and are not mixed with other substances that may harm your
Grated fresh ginger in hot water, used as a tea.
Ginger in a sugar syrup base, available at health food stores.
Eating crystallized ginger, which reportedly
works for some women.
There is no known fetal risk linked to using ginger during pregnancy.
Some women have reported heartburn or reflux.1
Talk to your doctor about using ginger for morning sickness.
Festin M (2009). Nausea and vomiting in
early pregnancy, search date May 2008. BMJ Clinical Evidence. Available online: http://www.clinicalevidence.com.
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