In the largest study to date evaluating the benefits of ginger for patients undergoing chemotherapy, as little as one-quarter of a teaspoon of ginger cut symptoms of nausea by 40%.
Despite the use of traditional anti-nausea drugs, about 70% of people who undergo chemotherapy experience nausea and vomiting, according to researcher Julie Ryan, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology and radiation oncology at the University of Rochester.(Read entire article)
Ginger, long used as a folk remedy for nausea, reduced by 40 percent the sick feeling experienced by cancer patients taking chemotherapy, a study found.
Patients who took ginger, as well as an anti-nausea drug, reported improvement in symptoms on the first day after chemotherapy, compared with patients who got the drug and a placebo, according to data released yesterday ahead of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. (Read entire article)