Ginger: Antioxidant Properties, Functions and Medicinal Benefits

Janine L. Perry (Editor)

Series: Food and Beverage Consumption and Health
BISAC: TEC012000

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Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger) has been used in popular medicine since ancient times, being explored for its effects anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, anti-microbial and several other properties by both common folk and scientific community. Apart from its well-known folklore uses, there are several more studies that can be found in scientific research which describe many other capabilities of this plant.

Also, several investigations have associated ginger with medicinal benefits, as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, antiemetic, anti-diarrheal, anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, anti-cholinesterasic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitary and preventing intoxications. This book discusses all of the properties, as well as its functions and the medicinal benefits of ginger.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Zingiber officinale Roscoe, a Plant of Multiple Uses: A Review of Past and Recent Research (pp. 1-32)
Gustavo Henrique Oliveira da Rocha, Simone Aparecida Galerani Mossini and Miguel Machinski Junior (Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Basic Health Sciences, State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil)

Chapter 2 - Pharmacological Properties and Potential Alternative Uses for Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe 1807) (pp. 33-54)
Karina Zanotti and Franceli da Silva (Nutritionist and PhD in Agricultural Biochemistry. Teacher at the Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia, Campus Santo Antônio de Jesus, Rua do Cajueiro, Santo Antônio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3 - Antioxidant Activity of Ginger (pp. 55-66)
Tzi Bun Ng and Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng (School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong, China, and others)

Chapter 4 - Medicinal Effects of Ginger (pp. 67-76)
Tzi Bun Ng and Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng (School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong, China, and others)

Chapter 5 - 6-Gingerol: Biosynthesis, Chemistry and Potential Cardiovascular Health Benefits of a Ginger Bioactive (pp. 77-98)
K. D. P. P. Gunathilake and H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe (Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura, Gonawila, Sri Lanka, and others)

Chapter 6 - Hydrodistillation: Headspace Solvent Microextraction and Chemical Composition of Korean Ginger by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (pp. 99-110)
Dinesh C. Bilehal and Yong H. Kim (Department of Chemistry, Reva Institute of Technology and Management, Yalhanka, Bangalore India, and others)

Chapter 7 - The Antimicrobial Activity of Some Medicinal Plants Against Multidrug Resistance Bacteria Which Causes Mastitis (pp. 111-142)
Shaza Anwar Al Laham and Frdoos Mohammad Al Fadel (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria)

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