2009-05-14 Ginger May Root Out Nausea - Ginger May Relieve Chemotherapy-Associated Nausea in People With Cancer


Moms who give their kids ginger ale to soothe upset tummies may find this as no surprise: Ginger may help relieve the nausea of cancer chemotherapy.

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)

2009-05-15 Ginger Root Eased Nausea in Study of Chemotherapy Patients


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)