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A Systematic Review of the effect and safety of Ginger in the treatment of pregnancy- associated nausea and vomiting

  title={A Systematic Review of the effect and safety of Ginger in the treatment of pregnancy- associated nausea and vomiting},
  author={Estelle Viljoen},
Background: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) is a common medical condition. Due to possible harmful side-effects that conventional medicine may pose to the fetus, many mothers choose not to use it, and are left helpless against NVP. There is a need for alternative treatment to relieve NVP symptoms. Objectives: This systematic review (SR) investigated current evidence regarding ginger for the treatment of NVP. The primary objective was to assess the effectiveness of ginger in treating… 
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