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BEST FOR: Nausea. Whether your queasy stomach is caused by PMS, pregnancy-related morning sickness, or an upcoming visit from the in-laws, ginger can most likely help. A review of six double-blind randomized controlled clinical trials published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that ginger was an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It may also treat nausea brought on by anesthesia, motion, and chemotherapy, but research is less conclusive, according to the NIH. HOW TO TAKE IT: Low Dog recommends taking dried ginger for the best effects. "Stick with 250 milligrams, four times a day." Cooking with the herb may also be helpful. SAFETY ISSUES: Few side effects are linked to normal ginger consumption, but powdered ginger may produce bloating or indigestion. Ginger may also exacerbate heartburn in pregnant women.