Ginger Works!!

  1. Woke up yesterday - stinking headache right across the back of the head - typical stress headache but felling nauseated as well which, for me, is highly unusual. As usual did not go to the Doc's but munched on ginger. Boy it really works!!! Settles a roily tummy just fine!!!

    Today - all better - just in time to go on Night duty tonight!!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   night owl
    I read that about ginger and nausea... When My daughter was tiny and I mean riding in her little car seat, she would vomit everytime we went for a ride in the car, but only if she was awake. After while it guessed it to be motion sickness and fed her some fruit with some ginger sprinkled in it about a half an hour before we went anywhere and ya know something? She never vomited again. She finally grew out of it when she was around 8 years old.
  4. by   Shamrock
    hmmmm, don't get car sick or migraines, wonder if it'll work for
    hangover headaches? (Don't get them too often, but sometimes)
  5. by   Tweety
    I drink fresh ginger in green tea a lot. I initally tried it for my headaches and it doesn't work for me. Fortunately I don't get headaches that much.

    But I love the flavor.
  6. by   Ted
    I loooooooooove ginger!

    Especially the sliced pickled ginger with sushi!

    YUMMMMMMM!
  7. by   CashewLPN
    actually, for you budding homeopaths...

    Candied ginger is better absorbed, and faster working than:
    Reglan (metoclopromide)
    Dramimine
    Antivert
    (all for motion sickness)

    1 good sized piece before travel (30 mins or so prior to getting int the boat, train, plane or car) is good, and....probably healthier than all the drugs... (in moderation, of course....oh... and, no drowsy side effects!)

    Plus, it leaves your breath smelling nice!
    --Barbara
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    I think it depends on what causes the nausea.

    I've tried it when I've been vomiting and had diarrhea . .you know- the illness when you wished someone would just kill you and put you out of your misery. Did NOT work.

    Maybe for slight tummy upsets not caused by a virus or food poisoning. :-)

    steph
  9. by   gwenith
    Originally posted by efiebke
    I loooooooooove ginger!

    Especially the sliced pickled ginger with sushi!

    YUMMMMMMM!
    Oooooohhhh! Yeah! Ted I am darn near addicted to that stuff. I eat Sushi all the time - It has become our latest fast food craze.

    Yeti - there are actually Evidence Based Practice studies on Ginger and you are correct, One of our large Obstets hospitals over here recommends it for ante-natal nausea but appearently you cannot use too much and I don't know why - perhaps they are afraid the kid will come out red-headed.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    I love the taste of ginger in food . .. didn't know it caused redheaded children though

    I've been telling my kids that it was all the watermelon I ate while preggers that gave them red hair.

    steph
  11. by   rebel_red
    Originally posted by gwenith
    afraid the kid will come out red-headed.

    Afraid????Huh??? Hey!!!!!!!


    Ginger ice cream.....strong and yummmyyyyy


    Tres
  12. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by Yeti1313LPN
    actually, for you budding homeopaths...

    Candied ginger is better absorbed, and faster working than:
    Reglan (metoclopromide)
    Dramimine
    Antivert
    (all for motion sickness)

    1 good sized piece before travel (30 mins or so prior to getting int the boat, train, plane or car) is good, and....probably healthier than all the drugs... (in moderation, of course....oh... and, no drowsy side effects!)

    Plus, it leaves your breath smelling nice!
    --Barbara
    rock. do you have websites where we can get good information or do you know of any good books on homeopathy?
  13. by   Jellen
    working on the OB ward, some of us give "ginger" tea to our post c/s. Warm gingerale in the microwave to de-bubble it and steep in chamomile tea....settles the tummy and the warmth helps get those belly sounds moving!
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thank you all. I will offer it to my patients when appropriate. It would be OK on clear liquids too!

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