Volume 28, Issue 2 (6-2004)                   Research in Medicine 2004, 28(2): 131-134 | Back to browse issues page

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Ginger for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Research in Medicine. 2004; 28 (2) :131-134
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-153-en.html
Abstract:   (12493 Views)

 Background: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is quite a common complaint with known side

 etTects. Prior investigators have reported the efficacy of ginger in this regard, thus, the present study

 was conducted to determine the effects of ginger in nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

 Materials and methods: For this clinical trial 67 consecutive parturients who had nausea and vomiting were selected. Cases were similar according to the age, gestational age, parity, occupational status, and educational level. Having matched them according to the complaint severity and gestational age, they were assigned randomly in 2 groups (32 as cases and 35 as controls). Cases received ginger 250mg/qid for 4 days, however, controls received placebo with the same regimen. Effects of ginger was evaluated twice a day for 4 days.

 Results: The mean age of the cases and controls was 24.1 ±4.8 and 23.3±5 years, respectively. The mean gestational age was 13±3 weeks, and the mean parity was 1.6±0.8. Cases have shown better response to the regimen (85% vs. 56%, p<0.01). Number of vomiting was much fewer in case subjects (50% vs. 9%, p<0.05).

 Conclusion: (linger could improve the severity of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

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