Ginger

Zingiber officinale Settles the stomach

If you're feeling queasy, reach for ginger first. Several clinical trials support its traditional reputation as an effective treatment and preventative for nausea from a variety of sources, including morning sickness, motion sickness and post-operative vomiting and nausea. For more information on ginger and morning sickness, see Pregnancy, page 236

0 IX)S Mill Add 20 to 30 drops ginger tincture to water, or infuse yh teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 to 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root in boiling water; take 3 times per day. For children over the age of 4, add 10 to 15 drops of ginger tincture to lemonade or ginger beer.

To prevent seasickness and travel sickness, take 1 g dried ginger 30 minutes before the trip starts and every few hours during the journey. The same dose can be taken before surgery to reduce postoperative nausea (but discuss this with your surgeon first - see Cautions).

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