Ginger—Mechanism of action in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A review

@article{Marx2017GingerMechanismOA,
  title={Ginger—Mechanism of action in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A review},
  author={Wolfgang Marx and Karin Ried and Alexandra L. McCarthy and L. Vitetta and Avni Sali and Daniel Mckavanagh and Liz Isenring},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2017},
  volume={57},
  pages={141 - 146}
}
ABSTRACT Despite advances in antiemetic therapy, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) still poses a significant burden to patients undergoing chemotherapy. Nausea, in particular, is still highly prevalent in this population. Ginger has been traditionally used as a folk remedy for gastrointestinal complaints and has been suggested as a viable adjuvant treatment for nausea and vomiting in the cancer context. Substantial research has revealed ginger to possess properties that could… 
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