September 1996 Issue

Ginger and Chemo May Not Mix

Ginger can do wonders for upset stomachs and nausea. (See EN, May 1996.) But if you're experiencing nausea and vomiting as a side effect of cancer chemotherapy and your platelet count has plummeted, reaching for the herb may harm more than it helps. Ginger is known for its nausea-fighting property. Less well-known is ginger's ability to inhibit blood clotting. While this may theoretically be of benefit to people at risk for heart attack

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