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Review: ginger prevents 24 hour postoperative nausea and vomiting

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Q Is ginger (Zingiber officinale) better than placebo for preventing 24 hour postoperative nausea and vomiting?


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published and unpublished randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the antiemetic effects of ⩾1 g of ginger with placebo for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting and included sufficient data to calculate the incidence of …

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  • For correspondence: Dr N Chaiyakunapruk, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand. nui{at}

  • Source of funding: Thailand Research Fund.