• Home
  • Pregnancy &
  • Bookshop
  • Contact us
  • Donate now
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read

The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Ginger root

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2001-01-08

I am seven weeks pregnant and suffering from moderate NVP. Is it safe to take ginger root (in tea or pill form). If so what is a safe amount and how long can you take it?

Ginger is a common spice, often used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. It can be consumed through beverages, teas, candies or tablet and is a part of the diet of many cultures. Although data on safety of ginger is lacking, the recommended dose is up to 1000 mg per day (not to exceed 1000 mg), based on a calculation that up to 1000 mg of ginger is taken through normal diet in some cultures.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional [Valid RSS]

* - "MOTHERISK - Treating the mother - Protecting the unborn" is an official mark of The Hospital for Sick Children. All rights reserved.

The information on this website is not intended as a substitute for the advice and care of your doctor or other health-care provider. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions about exposures during pregnancy and before you take any medications.

Copyright © 1999-2015 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). All rights reserved.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a health-care, teaching and research centre dedicated exclusively to children; affiliated with the University of Toronto. For general inquires please call: 416-813-1500.

  |  Contact SickKids  |  Terms of Use