Ginger and its Health Benefits


Isla Kermode (Editor)

Series: Natural Products and Therapeutics
BISAC: HEA017000

Ginger is a flowering plant originally from Southeast Asia that is commonly used as a spice and is well-known for its various health benefits. Several of these benefits are described in detail in the four chapters of this book. Chapter One provides knowledge about ginger’s beneficial effects in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Chapter Two highlights the composition and properties of ginger, oral application, and its future scope in dentistry. Chapter Three includes a case study of ginger extraction using microwave-assisted hydrodistillation to compare images from before and after the extraction process of ginger. Lastly, Chapter Four addresses the state of the art of research on the use of ginger in health promotion.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Health Benefits of Ginger in Gastrointestinal Disorders
(Hatice Gül Anlar – Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Potential Benefits of Ginger in Maintenance of Oral Health
(C. Pushpalatha, Kavita Kamondur and Arshiya Shakir – Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Science, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, India)

Chapter 3. Image Processing of Ginger Extract via Microwave-Assisted Hydrodistillation
(Siti Nuurul Huda Mohammad Azmin, and Mohd Shukri Mat Nor – Faculty of Agro-Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Jeli Campus, Jeli Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Effects of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe 1807) on Health Promotion
(Karina Zanoti Fonseca, Ferlando Lima Santos, and Franceli da Silva – Nutritionist, Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia, Center for Health Sciences, Santo Antônio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil, et al.)



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