Ginger has been used as a spice and herbal remedy since time immemorial. It has been mentioned in the most ancient documents of recorded history in Sanskrit, Arabic, Chinese, Greek and Roman literature.
What is ginger?
Ginger is the root of the Zingiber officinalis plant. It is widely used spice/herb in Indian and Chinese cooking, has been used to treat a range of ailments like cold and cough, nausea, stomach disorders, and digestionissues too. Recent studies and researches show that it may turn out to be a pregnant woman’s dream comes true when it comes to treating morning sickness. The use of ginger during pregnancy was being debated, but now it has been given the thumbs up as a safe and natural remedy.
Ginger and morning sickness
Morning sickness can be debilitating and extremely exhausting. Even as the body is getting used to its new state, nausea and retching can cause many problems including not being able to keep any food down. This can lead to weakness and lack of proper nutrition for the developing baby. Ginger has proven very effective in tackling this side effect of pregnancy. Clinical research has shown that not only is it very effective but also has no adverse effects that may harm the growing fetus. The intake of ginger when pregnant reduces the incidence of nausea and vomiting drastically. Ginger may be used in the dry powder form or in the syrup form. Either way it helps keep nausea at bay. Earlier doubts had been raised about the use of ginger. It was said that ginger may lead to preterm labor, but the research has put all concerns regarding ginger aside.
Using ginger to get over a common pregnancy side effect ensures that the mother to be has an easier start to her pregnancy. This natural herbal remedy is also completely safe for the unborn baby.