GInger helps Chemotherapy
Ginger's value for treating nausea has been well-known for centuries. When I first had chemotherapy in 1993, an Indian friend told me of an old remedy in her culture: equal parts of grated fresh ginger and lemon peel, mixed with sugar or honey to taste. This could either be stirred into tea or water or eaten straight. It helped me a lot, and I have shared this with others ever since. Many women are also helped by ginger candy, candied ginger from the spice section, or chewing gum.
At last, here is a study that supports what we already knew:
Ginger Helps Ease Chemotherapy-related Nausea
Taken along with standard anti-nausea medication, ginger can significantly reduce chemotherapy-related nausea, according to the results of a Phase II/III study conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, NY, at oncology practices affiliated with its Community Clinical Oncology Program. The results were presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Two-thirds of study participants were women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, suggesting that ginger may be an important tool for alleviating nausea in this group.
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