The medicinal value of ginger has been known since thousands of years, especially against colds, athritis and migranes. Latest research however reveal ginger could be of good use against nausea in various situations – morning sickness, travel or motion sickness, chemotherapy patients. Research done by University of Exeter in the United Kingdom in 2000 and in a laboratory study at the Pharmacy Institute at the Free University of Berlin, Germany 2011 reveal ways in which ginger works in the gastrointestinal track against nausea.
How to take ginger medicinally
Ginger comes in many forms. You can make a tea by steeping 1 teaspoon (5 milligrams) of grated fresh ginger in boiling water; then train and sweeten.
Alternately, you can take ginger as a supplement in the form of capsules of dried ginger. Follow dosage directions; experts suggest 250 milligrams 4 times daily to quell nausea.
Another option is to chew candied ginger; a 1-inch (2.5-centimetre) piece is equivalent to about 500 to 1000 milligrams of dried ginger.