Cardioprotective effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Authors : Mahesh Shivananjappa, Mahesh Shivananjappa

DOI : 10.18231/j.sajhp.2021.001

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Year : 2021

Page No : 1-5

Ginger is the rhizome of the plant In ayurveda, it is referred as “vishwabheshaja” which means the universal medicine, can be given to anyone living in this world and it would be suited to all. In addition to its culinary use ginger also possess medicinal property by bioactive components present in them. Ginger can be used in its fresh, dried, powdered, oil and syrup forms. Ginger is an herbal remedy and reported to possess strong anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and other activities. The present review is conducted to evaluate cardioprotective effect of ginger. Ginger was found effective in combating cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, obesity, atherosclerosis by changing lipid profile.

Keywords: Ginger, zingiber officinale, CVD, hypotensive effect, obesity, atherosclerosis

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