Ginger, a traditional herb with hot nature, its botanical introduction, uses and applications from ancient epoch till today, and stories.
- Botanical Information of Ginger,Zingiber officinale.
- Botanical Description of Zingiber officinale,Phytochemical Constituents.
- Origin and Brief History of of Ginger,Traditional and Current Uses.
- Medicinal Action,Uses and Applications of Ginger.
- Culture and Practice of Ginger Tea and Ginger Essence.
- Historical View,Pharmacology and Findings of Ginger.
Applications and Properties:
Expelling and Driving.
Cold induced disease/Motion Sickness/Respiratory conditions.
Yang depletion syndromes.
Pregnancy Related Nausea and Vomiting.
Liver-protective and cholagogic effects.
Enter into lung,spleen,stomach meridians.
Resolve the exterior and dissipate cold,
Warming middle energizer to arrest vomiting,
Preventing phlegm from forming and stopping coughing,
Resolves the toxin of fish and crabs.
Modern herbalists and scientist found various useful properties of the herb Ginger, some of them are known including Antiemetic effects, Anti-Inflammatory effects, Antilipid effects, Antimicrobial effects, Antimigraine effects, Antioxidant effects, Antithrombotic effects, Cardiotonic effects, Immune System effects, Motion Sickness effects, Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting effects, etc.
Common herbal classics noted the herb Fresh Ginger taste hot(pungent), warm in nature. Enter into the lung, stomach and spleen meridians. And noted the herb Dried Ginger taste hot(pungent), hot in nature. Enter into the spleen, stomach and lung meridians.
Safety and Toxicity:
Safety: The safety of using ginger to prevent nausea is somewhat unclear; while recommended amounts to prevent motion sickness appear to be harmless, some sources express concern that ginger could cause adverse reactions when used for postoperative nausea or for nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. Ginger appears to hinder platelet aggregation--a function crucial to blood clotting--by inhibiting thromboxane synthetase and its action as a prostacyclin agonist. This was observed in a study of seven women who took 5 grams of raw ginger by mouth and then had their blood tested. While this blood alteration is probably dose-related, it has generated considerable concern. Some reassurance can be derived from a randomized, double-blind study of eight healthy male volunteers in which no significant differences in various measures of platelet function were seen when the subjects took 2 grams of dried ginger as compared with a placebo. This does not rule out a hazardous effect with large doses, however. Other researchers worry that because ginger is a powerful thromboxane synthetase inhibitor, it may affect testosterone receptor binding in the fetus, possibly influencing sex steroid differentiation of the fetal brain. For these reasons, several sources advise pregnant women to avoid taking ginger in medicinal doses until more research can be done to confirm that this is safe. German health authorities, for example, warn that medicinal amounts of ginger should not be taken for morning sickness.No studies in humans or the laboratory suggest that pregnant women who use small amounts of ginger as a spice could harm their unborn child, however.
Toxicity: Acute Toxicity of Gingerol: LD50.Lethal dose,50 percent death.Mice.IV injection.25.5mg/kg;LD50.Lethal dose,50 percent death.Mice.Abdominal Injection.581mg/kg;LD50.Lethal dose,50 percent death.Mice.Gastric Perfusion.250mg/kg.
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