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Pregnancy, for many of us, is characterized by a constant nausea, more or less prolonged over the months, and more or less intense, with or without vomiting. Bad things, in short, that risk giving a negative shadow to these months so beautiful and important.
Ginger, it is known, has been used for centuries as the main remedy against nausea, so we would have the perfect solution: it is not a drug, it has a good taste (if pregnancy allows you), and it works against nausea.
Unfortunately, there is one but: the first studies carried out on the use of gingerle in pregnancy confirmed the decrease of nausea, but a molecule contained in it, the 6-gingerol taken in massive doses, showed, in other studies, a mutagenic effect, or induced genetic modifications in foetuses.
Subsequent studies have not confirmed this effect on newborn babies while they have demonstrated the efficacy of ginger in reducing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Therefore, the use of ginger in pregnancy cannot be considered completely harmless and the Ministry of Health and AIFA (Italian Medicines Agency) do not recommend its use in pregnancy.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask your gynaecologist for advice.
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