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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (172) Last page : (176)
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A Overview on the Therapeutic Properties of Ginger

Rahul Negi, Prateek Gururani, Mahipal Singh Tomar*, Nitika Rathi and Ruby Khan

Department of Food Technology, Uttaranchal College of Applied and Life Science, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, 248007, Uttarakhand, India
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Received: 16.04.2019 | Revised: 22.05.2019 | Accepted: 26.05.2019  



Zingiber officinale commonly called ginger is a very common used herb and is a flavouring agent too in the food industry. It belongs to Zingiberaceae family which comprises of about 1200 of species in the 53 genera. Historically, ginger is mainly domesticated in Southeast Asia and is harvested in several countries which also include India. Ginger is a very common condiment for different types of beverages and foods. The most common use of the ginger is that it is a well proved cough remedy. It is basically popular for its several medicinal properties and its use in the traditional medicinal field which helps in treating different type of illness such as vomiting, asthma, nausea, cough, inflammation, palpitation, dyspepsia, and constipation, loss of appetite, pain and indigestion. In the last few years, ginger is substantial studied for its medicinal properties with the help of various advanced and scientific techniques. For a wide variety of the bioactive compounds that has been remoted from the various parts of the Zingiber officinale and were pharmacologically analysed. The nutritional and medicinal properties of ginger plant make it a beneficial and are rich in many medicinal compounds. Hence ginger is announced for its antimicrobial activity, anti-diabetic activity, analgesic activity, anti-inflammatory activity, hypolipidaemic activity and many more.

Key words: Ginger, Antimicrobial activity, Anti-diabetic activity, Analgesic activity, Anti-inflammatory activity.

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Cite this article: Negi, R., Gururani, P., Tomar, M.S., Rathi, N. and Khan, R., A Overview on the Therapeutic Properties of Ginger, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 172-176 (2019). doi: