Ginger Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
  • Alternative Names: Ginger Root
  • Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Alpha-zingiberene
  • Other Main Constituents: Beta-sesquiphellandrene
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Root (rhizome)

Chemical Composition, Cytotoxic, Apoptotic and Antioxidant Activities of Main Commercial Essential Oils in Palestine: A Comparative Study

A Al-Tamimi M, Rastall B, M Abu-Reidah I Medicines (Basel), 2016 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixtures of several components gifted with a wide array of biological activities. The present research was designed to evaluate whether commercial essential oils could be effective by examining their in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, and apoptotic properties of nine commercially available EOs… Read more »

Evaluation of the Health Benefits of a Multivitamin, Multimineral, Herbal, Essential Oil-Infused Supplement: A Pilot Trial

Han X, Eggett DL, Parker TL Journal of Dietary Supplements, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study was designed to quantitatively evaluate the health benefits of a multivitamin, multimineral, herbal, essential oil-infused supplement using serum biomarkers. We also qualitatively evaluated the health effects of this supplement using a survey. Sixteen participants were recruited to take the supplement as directed for two… Read more »

Prebiotic Potential and Chemical Composition of Seven Culinary Spice Extracts

Lu QY, Summanen PH, Lee RP, Huang J, Henning SM, Heber D, Finegold SM, Li Z Journal of Food Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to investigate prebiotic potential, chemical composition, and antioxidant capacity of spice extracts. Seven culinary spices including black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, Mediterranean oregano, rosemary, and turmeric were extracted with boiling water. Major chemical… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The effectiveness of nurse-delivered aromatherapy in an acute care setting

Johnson JR, Rivard RL, Griffin KH, Kolste AK, Joswiak D, Kinney ME, Dusek JA Complementary therapies in medicine, 2016 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To examine the use and effectiveness of essential oil therapeutic interventions on pain, nausea, and anxiety, when provided by nurses to patients in acute hospital settings across a large health system. This study expands… Read more »

Identification and analysis of miRNAs and their targets in ginger using bioinformatics approach

Singh N, Srivastava S, Sharma A Gene, 2015 ABSTRACT: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a large family of endogenous small RNAs derived from the non-protein coding genes. miRNA regulates the gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and plays an important role in plant development. Zingiber officinale is an important medicinal plant having numerous therapeutic properties. Its bioactive… Read more »

Zingiberene attenuates hydrogen peroxide-induced toxicity in neuronal cells

Togar B, Türkez H, Stefano AD, Tatar A, Cetin D Human & experimental toxicology, 2015 ABSTRACT: In this experimental design, we explored the neuroprotective potential of zingiberene (ZGB), a monocyclic sesquiterpene, in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced toxicity in newborn rat cerebral cortex cell cultures for the first time. The rats were exposed to H2O2 for 6… Read more »

Estimation of the binding modes with important human cytochrome P450 enzymes, drug interaction potential, pharmacokinetics, and hepatotoxicity of ginger components using molecular docking, computational, and pharmacokinetic modeling studies

Qiu JX, Zhou ZW, He ZX, Zhang X, Zhou SF, Zhu S Drug design, development and therapy, 2015 ABSTRACT: Ginger is one of the most commonly used herbal medicines for the treatment of numerous ailments and improvement of body functions. It may be used in combination with prescribed drugs. The coadministration of ginger with therapeutic… Read more »