A 24-year-old member asked:
Does ginger help reduce nausea?
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Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Does eating ginger help with nausea?
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Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Maybe: There are contradictory studies regarding the effect of ginger on nausea but there may be a mild benefit on nausea at best.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What causes nausea, and why can ginger help to stop it?
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Psychiatry 29 years experience
Multiple Causes: Nausea can be caused by irritation of the stomach or other parts of the GI tract. Our brain can also trigger nausea (we have a special part of our brain that detects the presence of potential toxins and can induce vomiting called the area postrema). Ginger has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea. Ginger stimulates saliva and can dilut stomach acid and can relax the muscles of the stomach.
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Last updated Mar 19, 2013
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