Acta Scientific Nutritional Health

EditorialVolume 1 Issue 3

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger): Panacea for Anticancer Drug-Induced Organ Toxicities

Thekkuttuparambil Ananthanarayanan Ajith*

Department of Biochemistry, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Ajith TA, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Received: June 14, 2017; Published: July 10, 2017

Citation: Ajith TA. “Zingiber Officinale (Ginger): Panacea for Anticancer Drug-Induced Organ Toxicities ”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 1.3 (2018).

  Understanding the physiological and genetic mechanisms by which diet and individual food components influence health and disease, science of nutrition has been progressed during the last several decades. Nutrition is essential to support life but can also be considered as a causation of many chronic diseases. Several natural antioxidants present in spices and herbs were evaluated for their beneficial effect in human. Some of the natural products described as dietary supplements or nutraceuticals [1].

  Zingiber officinale (Ginger) belongs to Zingiberaceae family. The part of the plant commonly used is rhizome which is an indispensable component of curry. Ayurveda, recommends ginger as diaphoretic, carminative, expectorant, antispasmodic, astringent, appetite stimulant and also as a diuretic agent. Studies reported several pharmacological effects including antimicrobial, anti-allergic, antineuroinflammatory, anti-oxidant and anticancer effects [2-4]. It is also considered as an essential ingredient in many preparations of traditional Chinese medicines.

Copyright: © 2018 Thekkuttuparambil Ananthanarayanan Ajith. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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