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Ginger for Morning Sickness
- Ground ginger in a 250 mg capsule, taken 4 times a day. Look for improvement in symptoms after 4 to 7 days.1 Buy ginger capsules that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not mixed with other substances that may harm your baby.
- Grated fresh ginger in hot water, used as a tea.
- Ginger in a sugar syrup base, available at health food stores.
- Eating crystallized ginger, which reportedly works for some women.
There is no known fetal risk linked to using ginger during pregnancy. Some women have reported heartburn or reflux.1
Talk to your doctor about using ginger for morning sickness.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||July 23, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 23, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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