A 28-year-old female asked:
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can i drink reed's extra ginger brew (26mg fresh ginger) in 1st trimester? i have been for m/s, but read too much ginger can cause birth defects & m/c

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Safe in moderation: It is wise to be cautious re: the use of all herbs in the 1st trimester ; yes, too much ginger may be harmful. Research shows up to 1000 mg a day in divided doses is safe ; effective so the 26 mg in reed's ginger brew is quite safe. However, it has lots of sugar so consider making fresh ginger tea with honey to sweeten it. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400749/avoid-ginger-while-pregnant.Html.
Answered on Dec 22, 2016
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