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May 17, 2009

Ginger Prevents Nausea after Chemotherapy and Anesthesia
“Unless one is aware of a research methodology’s potential weaknesses, scientific activity can become a mechanical ritual.”
—Ted J. KaptchukTherapeutic Grade Essential oil of GINGER & ANESTHESIA by James Geiger MD

I have been using essential oil of ginger in the operating room to prevent nausea since 2005. It works great, it is cheap, it is easy  and my patients and the nurses really support my efforts to promote my use of it. I have gifted my GingerMD product to many patients, hospital employees who have needs like nausea associated with pregnancy or they themselves are undergoing chemotherapy. They are so grateful because it makes the treatment and condition so much more bearable. To quote a nurse “Ginger Rocks.”

Apparently others researchers are now convinced and it is published in Lancet and sent around the World Wide Web as scene in these hyperlinks. I have a wonderful product, GingerMD.

Smell is a learned process shaped by genetics (Buck et al., 1992), experiences such as language (Stevenson and Boakes, 2003), music, and other five senses-mediated cues. The medical science of nausea is complexly interwoven with coexisting disease states. Safe practical choices in essential oil therapy can be extrapolated from evidenced-based clinical references  that may be integrated into the medical management of various conditions.

Specifically, the transdermal application and nasal inhalation of vapors of 10% CO2 extracted essential oil of ginger Zingiber officinale can be a safe and effective addition to the medical management for the prevention and treatment of complications of nausea and vomiting associated with general anesthesia. This clinical and scientifically oriented chapter is based on my article published in the International Journal of Aromatherapy.

James Geiger MD

GingerMd Prevents Nausea

GingerMd Prevents Nausea


The Aromatic Office offers wonderful scents for clients to enjoy while receiving services.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2009 4:17 am

    Now a company is taking the steps to turn the root of ginger into a pill.

    Dr Geiger

  2. August 21, 2011 5:52 pm

    I just started using a mix of lavender & peppermint oils in jojobo oil in the PACU, although I have to credit my wife ( for pointing me in the right direction. –Niko, CRNA

  3. August 24, 2011 9:53 am

    Nice work.
    I use ginger in preop,O.R. and recovery.
    My patients show a 33% improved in my PONV stats
    Check out my GingerMD product at
    James Geiger MD

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