Ginger Root Powdered Extract
Ginger or Zingiber Officinal is one of world’s best known spices, used throughout history for its all-round health benefits. The dried ginger extract contains mono- and sesquiterpenes. Ginger is one the most well-researched herbs in the world. An ingredient of the traditional Indian and Chinese pharmacopoeia, Ginger and powdered Ginger monographs have been approved for inclusion in the National Formulary by the US pharmacopoeia. German and European monographs on ginger are also available.
Indication for use
Anti-inflamtory, Improves digestion ,Anti-emetic
Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber. It is consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. The cultivation of ginger began in South Asia. It is a major cash crop of Kerala, the southernmost state of India. The plant usually has white or pink flower buds which bloom to yellow flowers.
The main antioxidant principles are the gingerols and shogaols and related phenolic ketone derivatives. Ginger can clear superoxide anion and hydroxyl radicals. Gingerol has been shown to inhibit platelet function by blocking thromboxane formation. Ginger was also suggested to control the inflammation processes. Further, ginger acts as a hypolipidemic agent. Feeding rats with ginger significantly elevated the activity of hepatic cholesterol-7a-hydroxylase, the rate-limiting enzyme in bile acid biosynthesis. Resulting in the elimination of cholesterol from the body.
Main uses of Ginger are for:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Cold & cough