April 05, 2008

medicinal uses of ginger

Ginger is not only an ingredient in many dishes but also classified as a stimulant and carminative and used frequently for dyspepsia and colic. It is frequently employed to disguise the taste of medicines. It may also decrease joint pain from arthritis, though studies on this have been inconsistent, and may have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease.

Ginger compounds are active against a form of diarrhea which is the leading cause of infant death in developing countries. Zingerone is likely to be the active constituent against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin-induced diarrhea. Ginger has also been found effective by treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness & chemotheraphy.

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