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I’m Dr. Heather Paulson and I’m here to talk to you about chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Why would I pick this beautiful garden to talk to you about nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy?

Well, I have sitting around me ginger.

Why Ginger for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting?

Ginger can be a great antiemetic, antinausea, and really help your tummy calm down and feel better while you’re undergoing chemotherapy. There have been some studies done on ginger that show using one gram of ginger three times a day can help reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Even nausea that’s been resistant to other types of interventions like medication responds well to this ginger treatment. If you’re having nausea and even your medication isn’t helping, giving ginger a try might be beneficial.

Many Forms of Ginger and How to Use It

There are so many different ways that you can use the ginger plant. You use the root for medicine and you can use it as a tea, you can use it as a ginger chew candy, you can use ginger mints, you can drink ginger ale. There’s so many different ways to use ginger in your food.

Check with Your Doctor First

Before using any of these recommendations, make sure you talk it over with your doctor, because ginger can reduce platelet function and have some potential bleeding effect. You want to make sure that using ginger is safe for you so, please talk to your doctor.