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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 3 (2024)

Comprehensive analysis and therapeutic potential of ginger essential oil

Author(s):

Parul Sharma and Ramandeep Kaur

Abstract:

Zingiber officinale Rosc., popularly known as ginger, is widely utilized in traditional medical systems such as Chinese, Indian, and Tibb-Unani medicine, both as a spice and medicinal herb. The chemical makeup and biological properties of the essential oil that was isolated from the rhizomes of ginger are the main topics of this review. Geography, extraction techniques, and the freshness of the rhizomes influence the oil content. Studies have demonstrated ginger essential oil's antimicrobial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, immunomodulatory, and calming effects. It is considered safe and can potentially treat respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. Ginger oil's principal ingredients are Zingiberene, curcumene, citral, β-bisabolene, geranial, and camphene. Its antibacterial effect is attributed to highly oxygenated molecules, as revealed by analysis utilizing methods such as GC and GC-MS. Ginger oil is made from dried and fresh rhizomes for commercial purposes; different cultivars have distinct commercial and medicinal uses. The vast therapeutic qualities and unique chemical makeup of ginger essential oil are still being discovered via ongoing studies, adding intrigue and engagement to this review. This review briefly summarizes what is currently known about its composition and possible uses as a medicine.

Pages: 420-425  |  142 Views  57 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Parul Sharma and Ramandeep Kaur. Comprehensive analysis and therapeutic potential of ginger essential oil. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(3):420-425. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i3e.14984

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