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A Review on Pharmacological and Phytochemical Properties of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae)

Author(s): Gaurav Kumar, L. Karthik, K. V. Bhaskara Rao*

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 2963;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Zingiber officinale | ethnobotany | pharmacology | phytochemistry

Zingiber officinale is one of the most widely used herbs and food flavouring agent and commonly known as ginger. Z. officinale is belonging to Zingiberaceaefamily which includes more than 1200 species in 53 genera. Z. officinale is known for various medicinal properties in traditional medicinal system and use tocure a variety of diseases. In last few decades, Z. officinale is extensively studied for its medicinal properties by advanced scientific techniques and a variety ofbioactive compounds have been isolated from the plant and were analysed pharmacologically. The medicinal properties of this plant represent it as a valuablesource of medicinal compound. This study is a collective information concerning the ethnobotany, pharmacology, phytochemistry and biological activities ofthe Z. officinale.
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