Ginger: Latest on Health Benefits from the Science World
A variety of Ginger components (gingerdione & shogaols) were studied by Li et al, for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
The antioxidant properties are manifested in these and furthermore, both 6-dehydroshogaol and 1-dehydro--gingerdione significantly suppressed the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) proteins in a concentration-dependent fashion.
The findings contribute to our theoretical understanding of the potential beneficial effects of consuming ginger as a food and/or dietary supplement.
Medicines like Hydroxychloroquine sulfate (HCQS) are used as anti-rheumatic drugs. Ayurveda doctors treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with herbal formulations. Chopra et al studied, head-to-head, Ayurvedic formulations and HCQS in the treatment of Arthritis. The Ayurvedic treatment contained herbs and spices like Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
In conclusion, this trial demonstrated a standardized Ayurvedic polyherb drug to be effective and safe in controlling active Rheumatoid Arthritis.