A literature review of the effectiveness of ginger in alleviating mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting of pregnancy

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2005 Jan-Feb;50(1):e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.08.023.

Abstract

Mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting of pregnancy affects up to 80% of all pregnancies. Concern about antiemetic use and the time-limited nature of symptoms has restrained the development of effective treatment approaches, yet supportive, dietary, and lifestyle changes may be ineffective. This article reviews 4 recent well-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical studies that provide convincing evidence for the effectiveness of ginger in treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It also provides a dosage update for the various forms of ginger.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Antiemetics / administration & dosage
  • Antiemetics / therapeutic use*
  • Beverages
  • Dosage Forms
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Morning Sickness / drug therapy*
  • Morning Sickness / prevention & control
  • Pregnancy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Zingiber officinale*

Substances

  • Antiemetics
  • Dosage Forms