Therapeutic properties of Zingiber officinale roscoe: a review.

@article{Pour2014TherapeuticPO,
  title={Therapeutic properties of Zingiber officinale roscoe: a review.},
  author={Hossein Asgar Pour and Reza Norouzzade and Mohammad Reza Heidari and Serdal Ogut and Hilmi Yaman and Serap Gokce},
  journal={European journal of medicinal plants},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={1431-1446}
}
Aims: Ginger, a rhizome of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Fam. Zingiberaceae), has been widely used as a spice to enhance the flavor of food and beverages and for medical purposes in various diseases. Methodology: The review covers the databases and articles published between 20022013 via Medline and published papers on the Internet from Scientific Information Database, MagIran and Irandoc. Literature searches were performed to identify all the researches on ginger for treatment properties… 

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