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Ginger: history and use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10178636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ginger is well known in the form of ginger sticks or ginger ale. If these are consumed during travel, the traveler imbibes, albeit subconsciously, a healing plant for motion sickness. The efficacy of ginger rhizome for the prevention of nausea, dizziness, and vomiting as symptoms of motion sickness (kinetosis), as well as for postoperative vomiting and vomiting of pregnancy, has been well documented and proved beyond doubt in numerous high-quality clinical studies. The use of this ancient medicine for gastrointestinal problems (stimulation of digestion) has been given scientific approval. Today, medicinal ginger is used mainly for prevention of the symptoms of travel sickness.
E Langner; S Greifenberg; J Gruenwald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in therapy     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0741-238X     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Ther     Publication Date:    1998 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-22     Completed Date:  1998-05-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611864     Medline TA:  Adv Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-44     Citation Subset:  T    
Phytopharm Consulting, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Motion Sickness / therapy
Nausea / therapy
Plants, Medicinal / chemistry,  physiology,  therapeutic use*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy
Rheumatic Diseases / therapy
Zingiberales / chemistry,  physiology,  therapeutic use*

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