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Medicinal/nutraceutical properties of ginger- A Review

Malavika Devi, K. (2008) Medicinal/nutraceutical properties of ginger- A Review. [Student Project Report]

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Additional Information: Currently, there is a renewed interest in ginger, and several scientific investigations aimed at isolation and identification of active constituents of ginger, scientific verification of its pharmacological actions and of its constituents, and verification of the basis of the use of ginger in some of several diseases and conditions. The present review sought to document and comment on the publications that have appeared on ginger and its constituents in the last 10 years or so. Further trials in humans are required to determine the efficacy of ginger (or one or more of its constituents) and to establish what, if any, adverse effects are observed. Food based approaches for enhancing the intake of spices and phytochemicals can offer an avenue to greatly impact the onset and progression of chronic diseases, oxidant stress and ageing.. Spices such as ginger have a wide variety of bio functions and their additive or synergistic actions are likely to protect the human body against a variety of insults. Traditionally spices, as part of the diets, have holistic effects on human health. The phytochemicals in spice crops like ginger holds promise for preventing or ameliorating various health disorders. India, the land of spices can exploit the fast growing nutraceutical sector with her high intrinsic quality spices. Proven therapeutic use of ginger in traditional systems of medicines and the safety of consumption without side effects are the basic strengths in this field. Numerous in vitro evaluation studies, in vivo studies in animal models and clinical validation studies are the stepping stones to exploit ginger in the nutraceutical and health food industry.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ginger medicinal properties nutraceutical properties
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 30 Spices/Condiments
Divisions: Plantation Products Spices and Flavour Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2009 06:02
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2009 06:02
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/8906

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