Ginger for Morning Sickness
What is Ginger?
Ginger is a warming, fragrant spice derived from the rhizome of a plant. Ginger is widely used as a spice and it has many uses in herbal medicine.
Where is it found?
Ginger can be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. India produces the largest quantity, followed by China and Indonesia.
What does it look like?
It has a brown exterior and a pale yellow inside. It looks like a gnarled tree root although it is a little softer in texture.
How can Ginger help?
The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation; stimulate saliva and bile production; and suppress gastric contractions as food and fluids move through the digestive tract. At the same time, ginger also appears to have beneficial effects on the enzymes trypsin and pancreatic lipase, which are a vital part of the digestive process. All in all, it adds up to quite a bit of help during Morning Sickness – so that’s why many expectant mums go for ginger! Go for it now – give it a go and see which product works best for you – ginger lozenges, capsules, sweets or tea.
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