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Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1999 Jul;37(7):341-6.

Effects of ginger on gastroduodenal motility.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Klinikum, Wuppertal, Germany.


The effect of a ginger rhizome extract (2 x 100 mg) was studied on fasting and postprandial gastroduodenal motility with stationary manometry in 12 healthy volunteers. The results showed that: the interdigestive antral motility was significantly increased by ginger during phase III of the migrating motor complex; the volunteers also had a significantly increased motor response to a test meal in the corpus; a trend to an increased motor response during ginger treatment was seen in all other regions of interest. Oral ginger improves gastroduodenal motility in the fasting state and after a standard test meal.

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