Phytopharmacological Review of a Food Supplement Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae)

Vasudev Pai, Chandrashekar Kodangala Subraya, Baby Sai Sri, Aswatha Ram Holavana Halli Nanjundaiah

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Zingiber officinale, a medicinal herb commonly used in Ayurveda belongs to family Zingiberaceae and is reported to have various therapeutic properties. Roots as well as rhizomes of this plant are commonly used in the treatment of digestive disorder. It has also been used as expectorant, spasmolytic, anti-tussive, anti-allergic, antihistaminic activity and inhibits coughing. The roots and rhizomes are rich sources of essential oil, which may be one of the reasons for medicinal properties. Required data on this plant were obtained from electronic sources (google scholar, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science), several classical textbooks on Ayurveda, and eth-nopharmacology. This review article covers all the relevant information on its pharmacological and phytochemical aspects. In this study, we have critically reviewed recent advancements of Zingiber officinale in an attempt to authenticate its use as a multipurpose therapeutic ingredient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-751
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Nutrition and Food Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 10-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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