New analysis: Ginger won't ease morning sickness

April 25, 2011 2:42:02 PM PDT
Pregnant women who deal with nausea -- or morning sickness -- get no apparent benefit from one of nature's best stomach relaxants, ginger.

A new analysis of cases compiled last year shows ginger pills and even fresh ginger root, which have long histories as cures for upset stomach, proved "limited and inconsistent" as a remedy for morning sickness.

Researchers are not sure why ginger is so effective at controlling nausea caused by other conditions but doesn't seem to work for morning sickness.

The analysis is published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.