News

Copyright © 2018 Natural Medicines (www.naturalmedicines.com)
July 2018

Can ginger reduce nausea from chemo?

While ginger is a popular natural medicine for general nausea and vomiting, it's unclear if ginger helps reduce nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drugs. A new study shows that ginger doesn't help when used along with antiemetics. This new data conflicts with several earlier studies showing some benefit.

So why might studies evaluating ginger for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting show inconsistent results? Check out our recently updated monograph to learn more.

The information in this brief report is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions. Copyright © 2018 Natural Medicines Inc. Commercial distribution or reproduction prohibited. Natural Medicines is the leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based, clinically-relevant information on natural medicine, dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, functional foods, diets, complementary practices, CAM modalities, exercises and medical conditions. Monograph sections include interactions with herbs, drugs, foods and labs, contraindications, depletions, dosing, toxicology, adverse effects, pregnancy and lactation data, synonyms, safety and effectiveness.