Adding ginger capsules to standard treatment for chemotherapy nausea reduced nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.
Patients who got ginger (Zingiber Officinale) in capsules twice a day for three days before chemo and three days after reported significantly less nausea that those who were treated with placebo. All patients in the study also received standard anti-nausea therapy on the day of chemo.
Almost 650 patients, mostly women, were randomly assigned to ginger supplements or a placebo in a blinded trial that will be reported at the 2009 ASCO annual meeting. Read the rest of this entry »