Ethnopharmacological review of ginger for anticancer activity

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Amit Gajanan Nerkar, Srushti Ghadge

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Zingiber officinale is a plant found locally in India that has been widely used as a flavouring agent in savoury dishes such as curries and sweets such as cakes and cookies, alcoholic beverages as well as in alcoholic beverages. like in tea. Ginger is a well-known herb, commonly used in traditional medicine all over the world. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and high blood pressure. The many pharmacological activities of ginger are antiemetic, antidiabetic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, anticoagulant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic and cardiovascular activities. Chemical irritants and an unsaturated phenolic ketone liquid C17H24O3 are responsible for the spicy taste of ginger. The main components of ginger are aromatic essential oils, antioxidants and pungent resins. These aromatic or pungent compounds have been identified as C6H5C(O)CH3, known as a chemical irritant, liquid unsaturated phenolic ketones C17H24O3 and Vanillylacetone.

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Ginger, Ethnopharmacology, Anticancer activity, Pharmacognosy, Zingiber Officinale
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