Zingiber officinale

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A deciduous plant rich in volatile oil, with borneol, camphene, cineol, citral, gingerols, shogaols, zingerones (phenylalkylketones) and phelandrene.
Alternative nutrition
Ginger has a long tradition as a health food, and its various uses include: as a digestive aid; to prevent nausea due to motion sickness, morning sickness or chemotherapy; for cardiovascular disease, as ginger reduces cholesterol; and it may be useful in preventing cancer.
Chinese medicine
Ginger is a fixture in Chinese herbal medicine: the rhizomes are antiemetic, cardiotonic, carminative, rubifacient and stimulate secretion, and it is used to treat abdominal pain, burns, colds, hangovers, hypercholesterolaemia, motion sickness, pancreatitis, Raynaud phenomenon, nausea, seafood intoxication and vomiting.

Herbal medicine
Ginger has been used in Western herbal medicine for arthritic pain, earache, gout, headache, kidney conditions, menstrual cramping, motion sickness, sinusitis and vertigo.

Zingiber officinale,

n See ginger.
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Pancreatic lipase inhibitory and antioxidant activities of Zingiber officinale extracts.
The MPBP, rehmanniae radix preparata, angelica gigas nakai, zingiber officinale roscoe, paeoniae radix etc.
Inhibitory effects of Zingiber officinale roscoe derived components on aldose reductase activity in vitro and in vivo.
Control of yam tuber rot with leaf extracts of Xylopia aethiopia and Zingiber officinale.
Zingiber officinale extract solution stained the muscle fibers and cytoplasm yellow and the nuclei deep green within 4 min when it was used as a counterstain for hematoxylin.
Fruits and seeds of Myristica fragrans, seeds of Nigella sativa, fruits and seeds of Piper longum, leaves of Vitex negundo, and rhizomes of Zingiber officinale were collected from local herbal stores in Savar, Dhaka or from the medicinal plant garden at Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh.
Pills made from crushed leaves of Polygonum hydropiper and fruits of Zingiber officinale are taken orally with water.
Ginger, known scientifically as Zingiber officinale, is native to many Asian countries.
With the numerous variety of herbal treatment that could possibly relieve dysmenorrheal pain, this study aimed to identify an economically and readily available source of pain relief which as Zingiber officinale or, ginger.
Most of us realise that ginger is a root - it comes from the plant Zingiber officinale and in the sub tropics it makes for a really beautiful ornamental plant.
Antiplatelet effect of gingerol isolated from Zingiber officinale.