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Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)

Learn how fresh ginger can help you

Ginger 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).