Ginger’s properties has long been known to relieve nausea during traveling . The root extract is transformed into a candy so it’s easy to be consumed on the trip, sugar will balance the spicy taste of ginger. However, what happens if ginger is used to help cancer patients who need chemotherapy but did not have the appetite? To take daily intake was difficult, how to eat ginger, this study explains the success of ginger solve patient’s appetite.
Chemotherapy patients at the initiation of chemotherapy will generally experience digestive disorders with nausea and vomiting. If the number of times it happens, the patient will lose their appetite and the resulting shortage of dietary intake. It is feared cancer medicine practitioner, as bad for the patient’s condition.
Recent study in Malaysia (Salihah et al., 2016) tried to solve this problem, by using the active ingredient of ginger that can restore the patient’s appetite. Ginger essential oil is extracted and filled into a pendant necklace, so it is very practical to carry everywhere.
60 cancer patients (stage I and II) were willing to follow this research, the average age of patients are 47 years. These patients undergoing chemotherapy (a combination of anthracycline and cyclophosphamide; 86.7%).
It turned out that the results of these studies indicate significant that the essential oil of ginger is more effective than the perfume of ginger in improving patient’s appetite. Patients who used essential oils proven pendant necklace spent dietary intake.
The aroma of essential oils that released by pendulum are also unobtrusive and well received by patients.This result can be a reference for medical practitioners to restore the patient’s appetite. This is an important breakthrough for the sake of saving the cost of patient treatment, and the first step to support the development of a natural extract or cure cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.
This is a case that essential oil can be considered as a powerful thing, and Phytexence provides ginger essential oil for supporting health and aromatherapy industry.
Read more about Ginger (Zingiber officinale).
Side effects of radiotherapy & chemotherapy (cancergrace.org)
[:in]Jahe telah lama dikenal khasiatnya untuk meredakan rasa mual pada saat mabuk kendaraaan. Bahan tersebut diubah menjadi sebuah permen sehingga mudah untuk dikonsumsi di perjalanan, rasa pedasnya akan seimbang dengan manis dari gula. Namun, apa jadinya apabila jahe digunakan untuk menolong pasien kanker yang harus kemoterapi namun tidak punya nafsu makan? Untuk makan nasi saja susah, bagaimana harus mengonsumsi jahe, penelitian ini menjelaskan keberhasilan dari jahe.
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 Salihah, N., Mazlan, N. and Lua, P. L. (2016), The effectiveness of inhaled ginger essential oil in improving dietary intake in breast-cancer patients experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Focus Altern Complement Ther, 21: 8–16. doi:10.1111/fct.12236