Ginger and Morning Sickness

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Is Ginger an Effective Morning Sickness Remedy?

When morning sickness hits, one of the main things on mom’s mind, is to find RELIEF. Ginger is definitely worth a try Ginger has long been a tried and true remedy for nausea and the studies show that it can help with morning sickness in mom-to-be.

Reviews of the scientific abstracts has shown the following studies:

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A randomized comparison of ginger and vitamin B6 in the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
J Med Assoc Thai. 2003 Sep;86(9):846-53.

TREATMENT: The subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to take either 500 mg of ginger orally or an identical 10 mg of vitamin B6 one capsule three times daily for three days.

CONCLUSION: The nausea score and the number of vomiting episodes were significantly reduced following ginger and vitamin B6 therapy. Comparing the efficacy, there was no significant difference between ginger and vitamin B6 for the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Ginger to Treat Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;103:639-645

TREATMENT: Women took 1.05 g of ginger or 75 mg of vitamin B6 daily for 3 weeks.

CONCLUSION: For women looking for relief from their nausea, dry retching, and vomiting, the use of ginger in early pregnancy will reduce their symptoms to an equivalent extent as vitamin B6.

Effect of a ginger extract on pregnancy-induced nausea: a randomised controlled trial.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2003 Apr;43(2):139-44.

TREATMENT: Random allocation of 125 mg ginger extract (EV.EXT35; equivalent to 1.5 g of dried ginger) or placebo given four times per day for 4 days.

CONCLUSION: Ginger can be considered as a useful treatment option for women suffering from morning sickness.

Ginger for Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;97:577-582

TREATMENT: During a 5-month period, 70 eligible women gave consent and were randomized in a double-masked design to receive either oral ginger 1 g per day or an identical placebo for 4 days.

CONCLUSION: Ginger is effective for relieving the severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

Ginger treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1991 Jan 4;38(1):19-24.

TREATMENT: Each woman swallowed capsules containing either 250 mg ginger or lactose (placebo) q.i.d. during the first 4 days of the treatment period.

CONCLUSION: Powdered root of ginger in daily doses of 1 g during 4 days was better than placebo in diminishing or eliminating the symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum.

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