A study conducted by the University of Rochester in New York has found that people who started taking ginger a few days before their chemotherapy had fewer and less severe bouts of nausea. The role of ginger as a medicine has been known traditionally amongst all the cultures and societies.It has been used by mothers and grandmothers all over the world for gastric problems and as a digestive.
Homeopathy has used ginger for the past hundred years or so.
As a homeopath, I would use it in potentized form for the vomiting of old drunkards and for diarrhea from drinking bad or impure water. It is also known to cure colic and diarrhea caused by eating melons, particularly cantaloupes.
It has been suggested in the past that ginger is not the right food to be given to persons with kidney disorders. In homeopathy, it is used to treat patients who have had a complete cessation of the function of the kidneys. (This is an example of the underlying law of nature- let likes be cured by likes).
In the Homeopathic Treatment of Bronchial Asthma, the patient who requires Ginger as a homeopathic medicine may have a severe attack and must sit up in the bed to breathe, but is surprisingly free from any anxiety about the disease. Such peculiarities and deviations from the expected are picked up by the homeopath to make his prescriptions.
Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by good and qualified homeopathic specialists is necessary to treat the complaints that appear during any disease. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease. The above-mentioned drugs are just a few of the remedies and are mentioned solely to create awareness about the efficacy of homeopathic medicines.