#2 Ginger Is Effective in Treating Many Kinds of Nausea
Ginger is an excellent nausea remedy. It has a long been used as a sea sickness remedy. There is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication.
Ginger may also be used to treat nausea in patients after surgery, and to reduce nausea caused by chemotherapy.
According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea. However, ginger had no effect on vomiting episodes in this study. Of all the nausea studied, ginger worked best at reducing pregnancy nausea.
Ginger is considered safe, but if you are pregnant and planning to take large amounts, speak to your physician first. Some believe that large amounts can raise the risk of miscarriage. Currently there are no studies to support this.
Good to Know: 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea, such as sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness.