Best For: Soothing nausea.
Whether your queasy stomach is caused by PMS , pregnancyrelated morning sickness or an upcoming visit from the in-laws, ginger can most likely help. A review of clinical trials published in the journal "Obstetrics & Gynecology" concluded that the root is an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Studies have also shown ginger’s great success combating nausea from chemotherapy.
Dosage: “Stick with taking 250 milligrams, four times a day,” Low Dog says. Dried ginger yields the best effects (boil 1 ounce in a cup of water to create a tea), but cooking with the herb may also help.
Heads Up: Few side effects are linked to normal ginger consumption, but powdered ginger may produce bloating or indigestion. It may also exacerbate heartburn in pregnant women.