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Table 4 Important potential benefits of using ginger for the management of NVP to be addressed during the clinical consultation

From: Which potential harms and benefits of using ginger in the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy should be addressed? a consensual study among pregnant women and gynecologists

   Physicians Women
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Item # Potential benefits M IQR M IQR M IQR M IQR
1 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger can be beneficial for pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting 8.0 1.75 NA NA 7.5 1.8 NA NA
2 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger can be beneficial for nausea and vomiting in motion sickness 8.0 1.75 NA NA 8.0 1.0 NA NA
3 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial for relieve of cough 7.0 1.75 NA NA 7.0 2.8 7.0 0.5
4 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial for relieve of flu 7.0 3 7.0 2 7.0 2.8 7.0 0.5
5 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial for relieve of chronic pulmonary diseases 7.0 3 7.0 2 7.0 2.0 NA NA
6 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may enhance their natural milk production 7.0 2 NA NA 7.0 3.0 7.0 1.0
7 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial for reducing chronic joint pain 7.0 2 NA NA 7.0 3.0 7.0 0.5
8 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial for their skin health 7.0 2 NA NA 7.0 3.0 7.0 1.0
9 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial in decreasing appetite in case of eating disorders 7.0 2 NA NA 7.0 2.8 7.0 2.0
10 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may promote weight loss 7.0 1.75 NA NA 7.0 2.8 7.0 2.0
11 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may decrease cholesterol levels 7.0 2.75 7.0 0.5 7.0 1.0 NA NA
12 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may help enhance diuresis 7.0 2 NA NA 7.0 2.5 7.0 1.0
13 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may be beneficial in functional dyspepsia 7.0 2 NA NA 7.0 3.0 7.0 0.3
  1. IQR interquartile range; M median; NA not applicable