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1. Cancer preventive properties of ginger: a brief review.
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Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinalis, one of the most widely used species of the ginger family, is a common condiment for various foods and beverages. Ginger has a long history of medicinal use dating back 2500 years. Ginger has been traditionally used from time immemorial for varied human ailments in different parts of the globe, to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhoea, and nausea. Some pungent constituents present in ginger and other zingiberaceous plants have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, and some of them exhibit cancer preventive activity in ... Read More »
» Published in Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 May;45(5):683-90. Epub 2006 Nov 12.

2. Effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Zingiber officinalis rhizomes on LPS-induced rat airway hyperreactivity and lung inflammation.
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Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinalis Roscoe (Zingiberaceae), is a common constituent of diets around the world and its extracts have been reported to exhibit several pharmacological activities. We investigated the effect of crude hydroalcoholic extract of ginger on the rat trachea hyperreactivity (RTHR) and lung inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Our results demonstrate that ginger extract and celecoxib attenuated RTHR 90 min and 48 h after LPS. Ginger and celecoxib reduced the serum level of prostaglandin (PGE2) and thromboxane (TXA2) 90 min after LPS. Celecoxib and ... Read More »
» Published in Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2007 Oct-Nov;77(3-4):129-38. Epub 2007 Oct 17.

3. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces muscle pain caused by eccentric exercise.
Match Strength: 9.567

Ginger has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in rodents, but its effect on human muscle pain is uncertain. Heat treatment of ginger has been suggested to enhance its hypoalgesic effects. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 11 days of raw (study 1) and heat-treated (study 2) ginger supplementation on muscle pain. Study 1 and 2 were identical double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized experiments with 34 and 40 volunteers, respectively. Participants consumed 2 grams of either raw (study 1) or heated (study 2) ginger or placebo for 11 consecutive days. ... Read More »
» Published in J Pain. 2010 Sep;11(9):894-903. Epub 2010 Apr 24.

4. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors in ginger (Zingiber officinale).
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Ginger roots have been used to treat inflammation and have been reported to inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX). Ultrafiltration liquid chromatography mass spectrometry was used to screen a chloroform partition of a methanol extract of ginger roots for COX-2 ligands, and 10-gingerol, 12-gingerol, 8-shogaol, 10-shogaol, 6-gingerdione, 8-gingerdione, 10-gingerdione, 6-dehydro-10-gingerol, 6-paradol, and 8-paradol bound to the enzyme active site. Purified 10-gingerol, 8-shogaol and 10-shogaol inhibited COX-2 with IC(50) values of 32 µM, 17.5 µM and 7.5 µM, respectively. No inhibition of COX-1 was ... Read More »
» Published in Fitoterapia. 2011 Jan;82(1):38-43. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

5. Ginger: an ancient remedy and modern miracle drug.
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Ginger has been used safely for thousands of years in cooking, and medicinally in folk and home remedies. Advanced technology enables the validation of these traditional experiences. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has evaluated the results of the available studies, rating the reports from "suggestive" (for short-term use of Ginger for safe relief from pregnancy related nausea and vomiting), to "mixed" (when used for nausea caused by motion sickness, chemotherapy, or surgery), and to "unclear" for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint ... Read More »
» Published in Hawaii Med J. 2007 Dec;66(12):326-7.

6. Ginger--an herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions.
Match Strength: 9.262

The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger have been known and valued for centuries. During the past 25 years, many laboratories have provided scientific support for the long-held belief that ginger contains constituents with antiinflammatory properties. The original discovery of ginger's inhibitory effects on prostaglandin biosynthesis in the early 1970s has been repeatedly confirmed. This discovery identified ginger as an herbal medicinal product that shares pharmacological properties with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ginger suppresses prostaglandin synthesis through inhibition of ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Food. 2005 Summer;8(2):125-32.

7. Ginger prevents Th2-mediated immune responses in a mouse model of airway inflammation.
Match Strength: 9.016

It is well documented that compounds from rhizomes of Zingiber officinale, commonly called ginger, have anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we show that ginger can exert such functions in vivo, namely in a mouse model of Th2-mediated pulmonary inflammation. The preparation of ginger aqueous extract (Zo.Aq) was characterized by mass spectrometry as an enriched fraction of n-gingerols. Intraperitoneal injections of this extract before airway challenge of ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized mice resulted in a marked decrease in the recruitment of eosinophils to the lungs as attested by cell counts in ... Read More »
» Published in Int Immunopharmacol. 2008 Dec 10;8(12):1626-32. Epub 2008 Aug 8.

8. Ginger extract inhibits LPS induced macrophage activation and function.
Match Strength: 8.509

BACKGROUND: Macrophages play a dual role in host defence. They act as the first line of defence by mounting an inflammatory response to antigen exposure and also act as antigen presenting cells and initiate the adaptive immune response. They are also the primary infiltrating cells at the site of inflammation. Inhibition of macrophage activation is one of the possible approaches towards modulating inflammation. Both conventional and alternative approaches are being studied in this regard. Ginger, an herbal product with broad anti inflammatory actions, is used as an alternative medicine in a ... Read More »
» Published in BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008 Jan 3;8:1.

9. Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidant Properties of Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Versus Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Rhizomes in Rat Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis.
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Turmeric (rich in curcuminoids) and ginger (rich in gingerols and shogaols) rhizomes have been widely used as dietary spices and to treat different diseases in Ayurveda/Chinese medicine since antiquity. Here, we compared the anti-inflammatory/anti-oxidant activity of these two plants in rat adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA). Both plants (at dose 200 mg/kg body weight) significantly suppressed (but with different degrees) the incidence and severity of arthritis by increasing/decreasing the production of anti-inflammatory/pro-inflammatory cytokines, respectively, and activating the anti-oxidant ... Read More »
» Published in Inflammation. 2010 Dec 1.

10. Comparative effects of two gingerol-containing Zingiber officinale extracts on experimental rheumatoid arthritis.
Match Strength: 8.272

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplements are being promoted for arthritis treatment in western societies on the basis of ginger's traditional use as an anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. However, scientific evidence of ginger's antiarthritic effects is sparse, and its bioactive joint-protective components have not been identified. Therefore, the ability of a well-characterized crude ginger extract to inhibit joint swelling in an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis, streptococcal cell wall-induced arthritis, was compared to that of a fraction containing only gingerols and ... Read More »
» Published in J Nat Prod. 2009 Mar 27;72(3):403-7.

11. Effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) on DNA damage and development of urothelial tumors in a mouse bladder carcinogenesis model.
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Extracts of the spice ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) are rich in gingerols and shogaols, which exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimycobacterial, and anticarcinogenic proprieties. The present study evaluated the chemoprotective effects of a ginger extract on the DNA damage and the development of bladder cancer induced by N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxibutyl) nitrosamine (BBN)/N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) in male Swiss mice. Groups G1-G3 were given 0.05% BBN in drinking water for 18 weeks and four i.p. injections of 30 mg/kg body weight MNU at 1, 3, 10, and 18 weeks. Group G4 and ... Read More »
» Published in Environ Mol Mutagen. 2006 Oct;47(8):624-30.

12. Commercially processed dry ginger (Zingiber officinale): composition and effects on LPS-stimulated PGE2 production.
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Using techniques previously employed to identify ginger constituents in fresh organically grown Hawaiian white and yellow ginger varieties, partially purified fractions derived from the silica gel column chromatography and HPLC of a methylene chloride extract of commercially processed dry ginger, Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Zingiberaceae, which demonstrated remarkable anti-inflammatory activity, were investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. In all, 115 compounds were identified, 88 with retention times (R(t)) >21 min and 27 with <21 min. Of those 88 compounds, 45 were previously ... Read More »
» Published in Phytochemistry. 2005 Jul;66(13):1614-35.

13. Ginger extract and polaprezinc exert gastroprotective actions by anti-oxidant and growth factor modulating effects in rats.
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BACKGROUND AND AIM: Contemporary medications used in the treatment of gastric ulcers involve the use of novel mucosal protective drugs. The present study aimed to investigate the gastroprotective effect of ginger extract and polaprezinc in a rat model of acetic acid-induced gastric ulcer. METHODS: 'Kissing' ulcers were induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by using 60% acetic acid. Rhizoma Zingiber officinale (ginger) extract (1.5-5 g/kg) or polaprezinc (30 and 60 mg/kg) was orally given to the animals once daily for three consecutive days after ulcer induction. All animals were killed on day 5 ... Read More »
» Published in J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Dec;25(12):1861-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2010.06347.x.

14. Prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after thyroidectomy: combined antiemetic treatment with dexamethasone and ginger versus dexamethasone alone.
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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the prophylactic effects of dexamethasone plus ginger and dexamethasone alone on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing thyroidectomy. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients undergoing general anaesthesia for thyroidectomy were enrolled in this randomised, double-blind study. Patients received oral diazepam 10mg with either oral placebo (group I) or 0.5g of ginger (group II) as premedication 1 hour prior to surgery. Standard general anaesthetic techniques and postoperative analgesia were employed. Both group I and ... Read More »
» Published in Clin Drug Investig. 2006;26(4):209-14.

15. The effect of extracts from ginger rhizome on inflammatory mediator production.
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Compounds from rhizomes of Zingiber officinale, commonly called ginger, have been purported to have anti-inflammatory actions. We have used an in vitro test system to test the anti-inflammatory activity of compounds isolated from ginger rhizome. U937 cells were differentiated and exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Escherichia coli (1 microg/ml) in the presence or absence of organic extracts or standard compounds found in ginger (6-, 8-, 10-gingerol or 6-shogaol) for 24 h. Supernatants were collected and analyzed for the production of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) and tumor necrosis factor ... Read More »
» Published in Phytomedicine. 2007 Feb;14(2-3):123-8. Epub 2006 May 18.

16. Suppressive effects of mioga ginger and ginger constituents on reactive oxygen and nitrogen species generation, and the expression of inducible pro-inflammatory genes in macrophages.
Match Strength: 6.979

We previously conducted screening tests of the chloroform extracts from a total of 89 species of Japanese plant food items for their suppressive effects on superoxide (O(2) ()) generation through both NADPH oxidase and xanthine oxidase, and reported that mioga ginger (Zingiber mioga Roscoe) indicated the strongest suppressive activities. In this study, the suppressive effects of mioga ginger constituents, aframodial, and galanal B, together with [6]-gingerol and galanolactone occurring in ginger, on free radical generation and inducible proinflammatory gene expressions were investigated. Of ... Read More »
» Published in Antioxid Redox Signal. 2005 Nov-Dec;7(11-12):1621-9.

17. Anti-inflammatory properties of red ginger (Zingiber officinale var. Rubra) extract and suppression of nitric oxide production by its constituents.
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Red ginger (Zingiber officinale var. Rubra) has been prescribed as an analgesic for arthritis pain in Indonesian traditional medicine. The surface color of the rhizome is purple because of the anthocyanidins in its peel. We prepared 40% ethanolic extract from dried red ginger (red ginger extract [RGE]) and evaluated its anti-inflammatory activity using acute and chronic inflammation models. In an acetic acid-induced mouse writhing model, RGE (10-100 mg/kg) suppressed both the frequency of writhing and the increase in permeability of abdominal capillaries. On the other hand, continuous ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Food. 2010 Feb;13(1):156-62.

18. Biosynthesis of curcuminoids and gingerols in turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale): identification of curcuminoid synthase and hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA thioesterases.
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Members of the Zingiberaceae such as turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) accumulate at high levels in their rhizomes important pharmacologically active metabolites that appear to be derived from the phenylpropanoid pathway. In ginger, these compounds are the gingerols; in turmeric these are the curcuminoids. Despite their importance, little is known about the biosynthesis of these compounds. This investigation describes the identification of enzymes in the biosynthetic pathway leading to the production of these bioactive natural products. Assays for enzymes in ... Read More »
» Published in Phytochemistry. 2006 Sep;67(18):2017-29. Epub 2006 Aug 7.

19. Inhibition of gastric H+, K+-ATPase and Helicobacter pylori growth by phenolic antioxidants of Zingiber officinale.
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Ulcer is a common global problem characterized by acute gastric irritability, bleeding, etc. due to either increased gastric cell proton potassium ATPase activity (PPA) or perturbation of mucosal defence. Helicobacter pylori has been identified as a major ulcerogen in addition to oxidative stress and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In this paper, we report ginger-free phenolic (GRFP) and ginger hydrolysed phenolic (GRHP) fractions of ginger (Zingiber officinale) as potent inhibitors of PPA and H. pylori growth. GRFP and GRHP inhibited PPA at an IC(50) of 2.9 +/- 0.18 and 1.5 +/- 0.12 ... Read More »
» Published in Mol Nutr Food Res. 2007 Mar;51(3):324-32.

20. Enhanced anti-inflammatory activities of Monascus pilosus fermented products by addition of ginger to the medium.
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Hypercholesterolemia initiates the atherogenic process; however, chronic inflammation promotes atherogenesis. Monascus spp. fermented products are recognized for their anti-hypercholesterolemic effect, but their anti-inflammatory activity is not as significant as that of many plant-derived foods. To enhance the anti-inflammatory function of Monascus pilosus fermented products, ginger was added to the PDB medium at a ratio of 20% (v/v). The mycelia and broth were collected, freeze-dried, and extracted by ethanol for assays. Macrophage RAW264.7 was challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Nov 24;58(22):12006-13. Epub 2010 Oct 19.

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