ISSN: 0971-9032

Current Pediatric Research

International Journal of Pediatrics


The effect of ginger herbal drink on reducing the degrees of hyperemesis gravid arum in pregnant women.

Background: Nausea and vomiting are common early pregnancy complaints. Nausea and vomiting that are not properly managed can result in hyperemesis gravidarum, which can have a negative effect on both the mother and the fetus in the womb. Ginger contains flying oil (essential oil), which is refreshing and inhibits the vomiting reflex, which can help pregnant women with nausea and vomiting. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that giving ginger herbal drinks can help pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum degree I. Method: The Pre Test Post Test Control Group Design was used in this study as a quasi-experimental design. The population for this study was pregnant women in the village of Kedungpring Balongpanggang Gresik who had experienced hyperemesis gravidarum. The sample size was 32 respondents using a simple random sampling technique. It consists of 16 people divided into two groups: those given a ginger herbal drink and those given water and sugar. Treat it with a herbal tea made with white/small yellow ginger/ginger extracted from up to 2.5 grams of slices and brewed with 250 ml of hot water and 1 tablespoon of sugar (10 grams) twice daily for four days. A questionnaire was used to collect data on the frequency with which hyperemesis gravidarum was felt within 24 hours. The Paired t-Test was used to analyze the data. Result: The frequency of hyperemesis gravidarum decreased by -56.971 in the treatment group that received ginger herbal drinks. Conclusion: In pregnant women, giving ginger herbal drinks significantly increases the risk of hyperemesis gravidarum degree I. Ginger herbal drinks can be used safely and effectively to alleviate nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.

Author(s): Siska Knur Abidah, Eretria WI Anggraini, Yusriadi Yusriadi

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