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Ginger for Morning Sickness

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 | Morning Sickness Remedies Category | | Print This Article
 

Morning sickness is a fact of life for most pregnant women, especially in their first trimester. Most of the medications others can take for nausea aren’t safe during pregnancy. Because of this, most women seek natural remedies for morning sickness.

Ginger root is one of the oldest, most trusted natural remedies for nausea and morning sickness. Its use as a nausea remedy dates back over 2,000 years in Asia. Ginger continues to be used as a home remedy for morning sickness for one simple reason – it works.

Ginger is believed to be completely safe for you and your baby. You can buy ginger root at most grocery stores. Ginger can be pealed and eaten as is. In fact, that’s the quickest way to get plenty of ginger into your system.

Ginger has a very distinct flavor and this may not be for everyone. If you’re not up for eating ginger straight, there are several other ways you can get some ginger into your system to fight the nausea that comes with morning sickness.  Some of the most popular include:

  • Ginger ale. Chances are, your mother probably gave you ginger ale when you had an upset tummy as a kid. Drinking ginger ale is one of the quickest and most effective ways of reducing the nausea caused by morning sickness. In addition to the soothing effects of ginger, the carbonation can also help settle your stomach.
  • Ginger candies. Ginger candies come in lozenge or crystallized form. Whichever you use, sucking on ginger candies throughout the day can help ward off morning sickness before it strikes.
  • Ginger snaps. Ginger snaps are small cookies made with ginger. You can find them at most grocery stores.
  • Gingerbread. Gingerbread is another type of cookie made with ginger. Nibbling on either type of cookie can help soothe a nauseous stomach.
  • Ginger tea. You can buy ginger tea or make your own by boiling ginger root in water. Sweeten your ginger tea with honey to taste and sip to relive morning sickness.
  • Ice cubes/ popsicles. You can make ginger ice cubes or popsicles by freezing ginger ale or ginger tea.

 

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