Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)

  • Ginger rootGinger in almost any form is excellent for nausea and vomiting, whether the nausea stems from something as simple as motion sickness or as a side effect of medications.
  • Fresh ginger root, available in the produce section of grocery stores and markets, can be prepared as a liquid decoction. It can also be taken in other forms:
  1. Cover a 1-inch slice in water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Ginger is also available in health food stores as a liquid; a drop or two can be added to tea or other beverages.
  3. Crystallized ginger, available as a cooking spice, is another option. A small piece can be nibbled at the first sign of queasiness, offering an easy and convenient dose form.
  4. Zingerone, a compound found in ginger root, seemed to have a protective effect on dopamine-containing neurons in a study done in Japan using a mouse model of PD (Kabuto H 2005).

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