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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Overview)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more than 1g per day.


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What diseases can ginger cure?

What diseases can ginger cure?

Digestive issues: Ginger is a wonderful herb that has been shown to be helpful with nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. It is can also be used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset. As an anti-inflammatory it may reduce pain of osteoarthritis when taken orally or applied externally. Studies are also evaluating its use to lower cholesterol and for cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
299 doctors shared insights

Ginger (Overview)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more than 1g per day.


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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Omega 3 fatty acids and ginger can have modest effect in keeping cholesterol under control. ...See more

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Has anyone prescribed ginger for relief of nausea?

Has anyone prescribed ginger for relief of nausea?

Many times: Ginger is a wonderful herb with many medicinal properties including relief of nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness. It is even strong enough to relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy! it can be taken as tea, as crystallized ginger, or in capsules. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/ginger/a/ginger_nausea.Htm & www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read more

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Can I use ginger instead of dimenhydrinate to relieve nausea from drinking large amounts of cough syrup?

Can I use ginger instead of dimenhydrinate to relieve nausea from drinking large amounts of cough syrup?

Neither: If you have potentially taken an overdose of a medication, you should not take any additional medications or herbs until you seek emergency health care. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Diet, exercise, lose weight ; try these herbs - garlic, red yeast rice, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, artichoke. ...See more

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Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Ginger: Ginger can be eaten. One of my sisters adored eating crystalized ginger. Ginger is an ancient chinese tonic used to calm the spirit and the stomach. ...Read more

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While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

Not all ginger ale: has ginger. A simple way to v nausea is w Ginger. You can drink nibble on crystallized ginger or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Peitigrain (Citrus reticulata), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read more

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