Try This Herbal Treatment for Nausea.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that mint essential oils can be effective in treating nausea in post-chemotherapy patients.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/try-this-herbal-treatment-for-nausea) notes, a lot of remedies have been suggested over the years to combat nausea, including over-the-counter drugs and alternative medicines. The most well-known of the herbal cures is likely ginger, but here’s another one that hasn’t gotten as much press—mint essential oil.
As the article “Try This Herbal Treatment for Nausea” reports, a team of researchers from Iran tested both spearmint and peppermint essential oils in cancer patients, all of whom were suffering from nausea and vomiting as a result of their chemotherapy. The research team divided the patients into three groups: group one received spearmint essential oil treatment; group two received peppermint essential oil treatment; and group three acted as a control by continuing with their usual treatment.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the researchers had everyone record the number of times they vomited and the severity of their nausea over a 20-hour period when they underwent chemo treatments. The patients were also asked to record any negative side effects. The research team discovered that both the spearmint and peppermint triggered a significant drop in the intensity of the patients’ nausea post-chemo, as well as reduced episodes of vomiting.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by noting that for those spending a lot of money on anti-nausea medication, mint essential oil could be an effective and cost-saving alternative.
(SOURCE: Nasiri, R., et al., “Antiemetic activity of volatile oil from Mentha spicata and Mentha × piperita in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting,” ecancermedicalscience 2013; 7: 290.)
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