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Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014 Jul 12;6(2):125-36. eCollection 2014.

Active ingredients of ginger as potential candidates in the prevention and treatment of diseases via modulation of biological activities.

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1
Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University Saudi Arabia.
2
Department of Radiology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University Saudi Arabia.
3
Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University Saudi Arabia ; Department of Pathology, Faculty of Vet. Medicine, Suez Canal University Ismailia, Egypt.

Abstract

The current mode of treatment based on synthetic drugs is expensive and also causes genetic and metabolic alterations. However, safe and sound mode of treatment is needed to control the diseases development and progression. In this regards, medicinal plant and its constituents play an important role in diseases management via modulation of biological activities. Ginger, the rhizome of the Zingiber officinale, has shown therapeutic role in the health management since ancient time and considered as potential chemopreventive agent. Numerous studies based on clinical trials and animal model has shown that ginger and its constituents shows significant role in the prevention of diseases via modulation of genetic and metabolic activities. In this review, we focused on the therapeutics effects of ginger and its constituents in the diseases management, and its impact on genetic and metabolic activities.

KEYWORDS:

Ginger; anti-microbial activity; anti-tumour activity; neuro-protector effect

PMID:
25057339
PMCID:
PMC4106649

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