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Quince syrup can help with nausea during pregnancy
Quince fruit syrup helps reduce pregnancy-induced nausea. The syrup works better than the standard vitamin B6. This is the result of a study from Iran.
In traditional Iranian medicine, the quince is a. Known as a stomach tonic to relieve nausea and vomiting and as an appetite suppressant. Iranian scientists now wanted to know whether the fruit juice can also help with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. To this end, they examined the effects of quince syrup in comparison with vitamin B6 in women suffering from nausea during pregnancy.
The study included 90 women in the gestational phase between the 6th to 14th week and a pregnancy-induced nausea of 3 to 12 points on the PUQE scale (PUQE = Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis) requiring and without vomiting.
The participants were randomly assigned to two groups. They received either a tablespoon of the quince syrup specially made for the study or a tablet containing 20 mg vitamin B6 per unit over a therapy phase of three weeks three times a day before meals. Additional medications were not allowed. During the therapy period and the seven-day follow-up period, the subjects documented the duration, frequency and intensity of their nausea and vomiting, as well as side effects, using a PUQE-24 questionnaire.
The quince syrup group showed a clinically significant improvement of around 4.3 points on the PUQE scale after 7 days compared to the vitamin B group. The difference in the vitamin B group was only 1.1 points. Source: Carstens Foundation