Morning sickness refers to the common problems of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Though these can be treated medically, it is always advised to try non-medical ways and use of ginger is one of them. These signs are common during pregnancy and there is no need to seek immediate medical attention. But if the mother is suffering from dehydration, then it is best to go for a medical check-up.
The root of the ginger has anti-emetic properties and it is for this reason alone ginger has been used to give relief from nausea in many countries. The pregnancy conditions differ from one woman to another. So the steps taken to relieve a woman from nausea may not work for another woman. From ancient times ginger along with lemon and black salt has been used to treat nausea and vomiting.
The ginger can be taken in any form such as ginger ale, candied ginger, tablets and tea. Ginger ale should be used sparingly as it contains a high level of ginger. The ginger should not have any artificial substance or chemical. You can also use a type of ginger ale known as ginger beer which is non – alcoholic and spicy. Ginger beer is available in most of the health stores across United States and can be used for successful treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
The United States FDA has labeled ginger as safe. It is sold across US as unregulated dietary supplement. In order to control morning sickness you can have a glass of water with 2 tsp of powdered ginger. Since crystallized ginger is sweeter than other forms of ginger then you can use it as an alternative to ginger tea and ginger tablets.
Morning sickness is a not a complex disorder but still it is necessary to consult a doctor before you start using ginger as a treatment for morning sickness. The doctor can suggest an appropriate dosage for you according to your height and weight.
There is one school of thought who believes that ginger actually hampers blood flow to the fetus and causes blood clotting. To support their claim it can be said that there is no medical evidence to prove the efficacy of ginger in treating morning sickness and vomiting. But there no known side – effects either. So consult your doctor before taking a final decision.