zingiber officinale


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Works faster at preventing motion sickness or nausea than dramamine. Flower petals and tender young shoots may be eaten raw or cooked. Both fresh and dried ginger root have therapeutic properties for promoting the secretion of digestive juices, hypertension, headaches, morning sickness, colic, relieving and expelling gas, heartburn, digestive and intestinal cramps, dyspepsia and even chemotherapyinduced nausea. Ginger is the world's greatest herbal inhibitor of 5-LO enzymes, a chemical cousin of COX-2, the food source for prostate cancer cells. Without this food source, prostate cancer cells die within hours. Excellent for nausea, motion sickness (good for keeping food moving in a downward direction) arrests vomiting, alleviates pain, stops inflammation, eliminates swelling, induces sweat and inhibits pathogenic bacteria. It controls the quantity of free radicals in the body, thus limiting damage and aging.
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Gingerols of Zingiber officinale has been shown to enhance glucose uptake by increasing cell surface GLUT4 in cultured L6 myotubes, which can be beneficial in diabetes (Li et al.
Analgesic, antiinflammatory and hypoglycaemic effects of ethanol extract of Zingiber officinale (Roscoe) rhizomes (Zingiberaceae) in mice and rats.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the rhizome extract of Zingiber officinale.
Zingiber officinale, ginger, is a commonly used culinary and medicinal spice that contains active phenolic compounds with antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic properties.
100ppm avenanthramides; (-)alpha-Bisabolol is a 100% natural antiirritant derived from sustainable sources; SymRelief (INCI: Bisabolol, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract), is a 100% natural, cost-effective anti-irritant mixture of sustainable Bisabolol and organic ginger; Neo Actipone Soap Nut Shell (INCI: Sapindos mukorossi peel extract) is a 100% natural detergent; and Dracorin CE (INCI: Glyceryl stearate citrate), a vegetable-based emulsifier for creams and Dracorin GOC (INCI: Glyceryl oleate citrate, caprylic/capric triglyceride) is a vegetable-based emulsifier for lotions (cold and hot emulsification).
There is the dried bark of the Cinnamomun tree, and the stem of Zingiber officinale, and the dried fruit of Piper nigrum.
Medical research studies into the medicinal properties of various plants in the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family have isolated the Zingiber cassumunar and Zingiber officinale species for their anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and pain relieving properties.
Dunal (Indian Ginseng) vigor, endurance, strength and nurtures the time elements of the body; Increases vital fluids, muscle fat, blood, lymph, semen and cell production; Counteracts chronic fatigue, weakness, bone weakness, loose teeth; Helps to invigorate the body by rejuvenating the reproductive organs Zingiber officinale Ginger Enhances absorption and Rose prevents gastrointestinal side effects; Improves digestion and to prevent nausea; Anti-inflammatory; Anticancer Source: Adapted and modified from Pandey et al.
1 g Taraxacum officinale root 500 mg Citrus reticulata fruit peel 500 mg Gentiana lutea root 100 mg Zingiber officinale rhizome 100 mg Citrus reticulata essential oil 12.
Few were prepared from underground (modified) plant parts such as the bulbs of Allium sativum and the rhizomes of Zingiber officinale and Curcuma longa.