Gupta YK, Sharma M
Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, 2001
The effects of the acetone extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) was studied against pyrogallol-induced delay in gastric emptying in rats. Wistar rats of either sex, weighing between 200-250 g, were used. Pyrogallol, at a dose of 100 mg/kg i.p., significantly delayed the gastric emptying of a methyl cellulose meal. One-hour pretreatment with ginger acetone extracts (100, 250 and 500 mg/kg p.o.) reversed the pyrogallol-induced delay in gastric emptying. The effect was significant at doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg. When the low dose of ginger (100 mg/kg p.o.) was given with vitamin C and vitamin E (100 mg/kg p.o., each), the reversal of gastric emptying was more pronounced than when only two vitamins or ginger (100 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg) were given alone. The present study indicates the potential of ginger in improving symptoms such as abdominal discomfort and bloating, which may accompany several gastrointestinal illnesses.
Gupta YK, Sharma M. Reversal of pyrogallol-induced delay in gastric emptying in rats by ginger (Zingiber officinale). Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 2001;23(9):501-503.