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March 11, 2012

Anti-inflammatory properties:

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.

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