Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Good old, Ginger

The recent Pediatric Blood cancer made for happy reading when I saw the very interesting piece of work from AIIMS on the use of GINGER in the control of nausea and vomiting in children with cancer (Pillai et al, PBC, 2011). It is encouraging to see that this root, which is so essential to Indian cooking, has been harnessed for therapeutic use. Dr Bakshi and his team should be congratulated on a simple well-designed trial with a clear message. I look forward to use of ginger and its effect in other settings, other centres, and other chemothrapy regimens.