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Ginger components were shown to mediate various factors that are implicated in inflammation (cytokines: tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β). Results from work by Park et al, suggest that Ginger has significant anti-inflammatory action.
Potential Anti-Cancer activity:
6-Gingerol, a major phenolic compound derived from ginger, has been known to possess anticarcinogenic activities. Studies by Yanget al suggest that cathepsin D may be a positive mediator of 6-gingerol induced apoptosis and the apoptosis may be associated with oxidative stress.