By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes
Ginger root contains compounds that may help relieve or prevent nausea and vomiting which can help while you are undergoing chemotherapy. These substances can increase the flow of saliva and digestive juices and may also help calm the stomach and intestine. Scientists are still unsure exactly how ginger exerts these effects. According to Sloan Kettering's website studies have shown that eating fresh ginger (but not dried ginger) in high doses can “thin” the blood by preventing the platelets from sticking together and some laboratory studies suggest that ginger can protect brain cells from the plaques that cause Alzheimer’s disease, but this effect has not been studied in humans. Please consult your doctor before you start any new diet.