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Ginger and Heart Health

March 17, 2013

Ginger and Heart Health


[6]-Gingerol derived from Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) was identified as a novel angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist.


Angiotensins are a group of pharmaceuticals which modulate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Their main uses are in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage due to diabetes) and congestive heart failure


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The results from research by Liu et al demonstrated that the major ingredient of ginger, [6]-gingerol, could inhibit angiotensin II type 1 receptor activation, which partially clarified the mechanism of ginger regulating blood pressure and strengthening heart tissue in the cardiovascular system.

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