Is Ginger Gravol safe?

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Registered: 07-21-2007
Is Ginger Gravol safe?
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 9:34pm


 So Iam  8 weeks along and only now have just started to get the qeasies.At work today, I was so nauseas I went the drugstore in search of something that was safe for me to take. I asked the pharmacist and she handed me ginger gravol. Its pure ginger and no where on the packet does it say do not take if pregnant. So I bought it,but before actually taking it I googled it, to see what would come up. Most of what I read was 50/50. Yes it's safe and no its not. I took one chewy tablet but that was it. It worked quite well, so I hope it is something I can continue to use. Anyone else have any knowledge of ginger gavol? If it's just pure ginger I can't see the harm in moderate doses of course. I do go to the Dr tomorrow for a head-toe, I plan to confirm with her. Just wanted others opinions.

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Registered: 01-21-2010
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 9:32am
I googled it and from what I read yes it is safe. I used Ginger Root capsules when I was pregnant for nausea and it is pretty much the same thing. I know that was safe and approved as long as I only took the recommended dose on the bottle. You should not take more than 4 g of ginger a day. So if you have the 500 mg pills don't take more than 8 a day. And make sure you take into account anything else you may be eating or drinking that has ginger. If you are getting ginger in places like tea or food then don't take as many pills that day.

The ginger root capsules worked wonders for me! Within 10 minutes of taking one I would feel 100% better. I had a week where I could barely keep anything down at all, just water and pretzels. Then my husband bought me the ginger and the difference was like night and day. Of course ask your doctor their opinion, but if it works for you I say keep using it! Our babies need nourishment and we can only provide that if we are able to eat and keep food down.
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Registered: 03-08-2011
Wed, 08-01-2012 - 6:27pm
B6 is also safe during pregnancy and can help with MS. I've been taking it since when we were TTC. Hope you feel better.


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Registered: 11-14-2010
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 10:17pm

I had a friend tell me this week that I shouldn't overdo the ginger (it's my favorite - even when not pg!).  She said when she was expecting, she overdid and actually caused contractions waaaaay too early in her pregnancy.  I don't think the recommended dose in tablets (or in my case candies) will hurt, but just be careful!