A Mini-Review on the Therapeutic Potential of Zingiber officinale (ginger)Author(s): Mehmand Khan, Naimat Ullah, Muhammad Azhar, Warda Komal and Wali Muhammad
Different cultures and civilizations throughout the history of the world have acknowledged the possible usage of ginger for the treatment and prevention of various diseases. Different studies associated with ginger and its extract support the potential effect in a wide range of applications. It has been thought that different essential medicinal compounds present in ginger would reduce the risk of various diseases like cardiovascular, anti-tumor, anti-diabetic and also show beneficial results against gastric problems. The ingredients available in ginger and their long term effect and exact mechanism are still unknown. So, for this purpose more extensive studies are recommended to elucidate their mechanism of action as well as their safety in the treatment of numerous diseases.