Relieving Nausea with Ginger

College of DuPage Nursing Student Mary Budner researched that Ginger is a type of root that can be found through various means in several products. Ways to take ginger include; fresh, dried, powdered, candied, pickled, as a type of tea or juice, and – you can even put ginger jam on your morning toast.

Ginger has been studied for the relief of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. A study published in July of 2012 by the National Institutes of Health investigated how ginger may help to avoid nausea in patients who were receiving chemotherapy.

Of the 576 study participants with an average age of 53 years, any amount of ginger significantly reduced the severity of short-term nausea. Slightly more ginger helped prevent nausea even more; using a daily dose of 0.5g to 1.0g of ginger was enough to significantly reduce the effects of short-term nausea in these adults.

Approximately one-sixteenth of an inch of fresh ginger root is about 2.5g and ginger can treat many causes of nausea, with minimal side effects. So next time you feel nauseous for whatever reason, give it ginger a try – see if it works!

References

Ryan, J. L., Heckler, C. E., Roscoe, J. A., Dakhil, S. R., Kirshner, J., Flynn, P. J., Morrow, G. R. (2012, July). Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces acute chemotherapy-induced nausea: A URCC CCOP study of 576 patients. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21818642?dopt=Abstract

 

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