Active Ingredient :
Gingerols 5% Common Name :
Ginger Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical components are gingeole, zingerone, shogaol, zingiberene, cineol, borneol, phellandrene, citral, zingiberene, linalool, geraniol, chavicol, vanillyl alcohol, camphene and resin. Action :
Gingerols: 1. It causes suppression of spontaneous Ca2+ spikes and isometric contractions. 2. It inhibits human platelet activation and aggregation. 3. It inhibits the growth of H. pylori CagA+ strains in vitro and contributes to its chemopreventative effects. 4. It significantly inhibits prostaglandin biosynthesizing enzyme (PG synthetase).Curing Diseases :
1. It is used in dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, flatulence, vomiting and nausea.
2. It is used in cough, cold, asthma and pharyngopathy.
3. It is used in cholera, elephantiasis and inflammations.
4. It is also helpful in cardiac diseases.Research Information :
Extract of Zingiber officinale rhizome is a potent inhibitor of platelet activation and aggregation. (Ref. Koo, K.L. and et.al., Gingerols and related analogues inhibit arachidonic acid-induced human platelet serotonin release and aggregation, Thromb Res. 2001 Sep 1;103 (5):387-397)Possible Combinations :
Zingiber officinale + terminalia arjuna + terminalia chebula + asparagus racemosus + withania somnifera (for high blood pressure)