Can ginger really help with nausea?

Can ginger really help with nausea?

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Ginger is very effective for treating many causes of nausea. In fact, in studies looking at patients with motion sickness, ginger was as effective as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate), an over-the-counter medication that can prevent nausea and motion sickness. Cruise ships leave out dried ginger candy in bowls for this very reason.

 

Ginger has also been shown to decrease the nausea associated with chemotherapy and pregnancy. Since high doses of ginger can lead to uterine contractions, if you’re pregnant, limit yourself to one or two pieces of ginger candy or one to two cups of ginger tea per day. Pregnant women shouldn’t take ginger capsules at all, since these contain concentrated amounts of the herb. We have a medically approved wristband that uses acupressure for treating nausea available on 360-5.com.

 

For nausea related to chemotherapy, motion sickness or gastrointestinal illness, ginger capsules are safe. Take a 500 milligram capsule every eight hours.

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