Ginger treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum
Does ginger reduce symptoms of hyperemesis in pregnancy
Yes, strong positive result.
What amount and what forms are effective? In the study they used powdered root.
Insights, lessons learnt:
Ginger should help with hyperemesis in pregnancy for many women, combined with a placebo effect it might help significantly. For my wife, it did not seem to help, but mostly because she found it unpalatable.
study size: 30(!)
“When specifically asked which treatment period they preferred 19 women (70.4%) mentioned the period in which, as was later disclosed, they received ginger. Four women (14.8%) preferred the placebo treatment period while four (14.8%) were unable to state any preference.”
“Considering the differences in relief scores for all patients after the ginger treatment period and after the placebo treatment period, respectively, a significantly greater relief on the hyperemesis symptoms was demonstrated after ginger compared to placebo (P = 0.035). Analyses of the single items of the relief scores (nausea, vomiting, weight change, individual opinion) indicated that the difference obtained especially was by a reduced number of attacks of vomiting and of decreased nausea. “