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Not really: Fennel contains organic substances that confer bothestrogenic and anticoagulant properties, neither of which would be considered safe to consume in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. For better and more specific advice, check with your OB, but by all means, don't take any chances ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Peppermint candy: can help to ease digestion. Peppermint candies are often offered after a meal for this reason. Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?
It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more
Yes- many benefits!: Ginger has many health benefits- it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, soothes the stomach, treats nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness, helps menstrual cramps, can help heartburn, is anti-microbial, may prevent colon, ovarian & other cancers and may be effective in treating certain cancers. See www.Huffingtonpost.Com/leo-galland-md/how-to-fight-inflammation_b_849387.Html. ...Read more
Hi I'm 23 weeks and I've been getting conflicting information about drinking rooibos tea that contains cinnamon, rooibos, ginger root and clove. ?
Yes, its ok.: Rooibos or brush tea is from Southern Africa and has benefits to help with nervousness, digestive problems and allergies. There have been no studies on pregnant women using this tea but in moderation this tea is acceptable in pregnancy. It can be consumed in pregnancy. Ginger root helps with nausea so this is OK to consume when pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Carbonated drinks like sprite or ginger ale don't necessarily help per say. Basically sprite or ginger ale would the same thing, since they are essentially made the same way. The only difference between them is the flavoring. For a better effect you could try TUMS, (calcium carbonate) Pepto Bismal or any other over the counter anti acid to help random heartburn. ...Read more
Yes: Gummy bears without fiber can cause an upset stomach & cause pain, gas and diarrhea if you eat more than a few. The type of sugar in it is the reason. The sugar in them, as well as sorbitol and sucralose do it. Increasing your fiber too fast when you are not used to it can also cause gas, bloating & cramps. Try some simethicone (gas-X). Then try fiber from foods & increase gradually. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fresh is best: Well - the fresher the garlic the better. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?
Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Does ginger interact with any medication? Is drinking lots of ginger tea (wz grated ginger in it, 3 x day) bad if you take lots of medications?
Ginger: Ginger may effect blood clotting -so consult your dr about use if you take anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. naproxen, ibuprofen) or blood thinners (aspirin, warfarin). Diabetics on meds should also d/w dr because it may v blood sugar & ^ actions of insulin & other medications. Please consult with your physician if you have ulcers -as high dose ginger is usually not recommended in this situation. ...Read more
I have not heard of : That as a remedy. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; motion sickeness is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more
Ginger tea, not ale: Ginger is an old folk remedy for heartburn. Many report it helps though i'm not aware of formal research on this. It may not help everyone but has many proven health benefits. However, i would not recommend ginger ale, which is usually loaded with toxic high-fructose corn syrup; use ginger tea instead. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/can-ginger-beat-out-multi-billion-dollar-acid-blockers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer