Effect of Ginger Tea on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting among Patients Attending the Oncology Teaching Hospital, Baghdad 2020

Authors

  • Remal Adel Kadhim
  • Besmah Mohammed Ali
  • Maysaa Adel Kadhim
  • Samer Jassim Mohammed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15511

Keywords:

Chemotherapy -nausea -vomiting -ginger-cancer.

Abstract

Background: Ginger has been widely used to relieve nausea and vomiting in several settings, one of
them, patients receiving chemotherapy. This study was done to assess the effect of ginger in controlling the
chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) among patients. Methods: An interventional (pre-post)
study design was conducted in oncology teaching hospital in Baghdad for three months. Sixty participants
were randomly assigned into intervention group (30 participants received ginger tea (1.5 g/d) with routine
antiemetic regimen for the first 5 days of the chemotherapy cycle) and control group (30 participants received
only routine antiemetic regimen). MASCC Antiemesis Tool (MAT) was used for assessment of CINV in
cancer patients before and after the use of ginger tea.
Results: No significant difference was observed between the intervention and control groups in the acute
and delayed phases of CINV after intervention with ginger tea(p >0.05), but difference between the study
groups was found statistically significant (p <0.05)regarding the severity of nausea postchemotherapy.
Conclusions: The addition of ginger tea to routine antiemetic regimen in patients receiving chemotherapy
effectively reduced the severity of nausea. However, there is no additional role for ginger in reducing the
acute and delayed phases of CINV.

Author Biographies

Remal Adel Kadhim

 Family Medicine Specialist, Clinical Nutrition Fellowship/ Arab Board, Ministry of Health/Environment, Iraq

Besmah Mohammed Ali

Consultant Community Medicine, Head of Scientific Council of Nutrition Fellowship/Arab Board, Ghazy
Al- Hariri Hospital For Surgical Specialties/Medical City Directorate, Baghdad

Maysaa Adel Kadhim

Family Medicine Specialist, Baghdad Al-Rusafa Health Directorate

Samer Jassim Mohammed

Community Medicine Specialist, Al- Baladiat Health Sector/Baghdad Al- Rusafa Health Directorate

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Kadhim, R. A. ., Ali, B. M. ., Kadhim, M. A. ., & Mohammed, S. J. . (2021). Effect of Ginger Tea on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting among Patients Attending the Oncology Teaching Hospital, Baghdad 2020. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 1463-1470. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15511