Ginger in the prevention of Atherosclerosis or other lipid-binding diseases
Atherosclerosis — hardening and narrowing of the arteries — is a progressive process that silently and slowly blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk.
Gingerol, a component of Ginger, is under investigation for a variety of therapeutic uses. The initiating step in atherosclerosis is proteoglycan synthesis leading to increased binding of low-density lipoproteins. TGF-β facilitates this process. Kamata et al evaluated the effects of (S)--gingerol on these TGF-β-mediated proteoglycan changes to explore its potential as an anti-atherosclerotic agent.
Ginger is a key herbal component in The Wise Herb Company handcrafted recipes.