Minggu, 03 Januari 2010

Ginger helps ease nausea in chemo patients

Ginger, long used as a folk remedy for soothing tummyaches, helped tame one of the most dreaded side effects of cancer treatment — nausea from chemotherapy, the first large study to test the herb for this has found.

People who started taking ginger capsules several days before a chemo infusion had fewer and less severe bouts of nausea afterward than others who were given dummy capsules, the federally funded study found.

see how much it helped, said study leader Julie Ryan of the University of Rochester in New York.

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