Zingiber officinale acts as a nutraceutical agent against liver fibrosis

@inproceedings{Motawi2011ZingiberOA,
  title={Zingiber officinale acts as a nutraceutical agent against liver fibrosis},
  author={Tarek M. K. Motawi and M. A. Hamed and Manal H. Shabana and Reem M. Hashem and Asmaa F Aboul Naser},
  booktitle={Nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger) (Zingiberaceae) has been cultivated for thousands of years both as a spice and for medicinal purposes. Ginger rhizomes successive extracts (petroleum ether, chloroform and ethanol) were examined against liver fibrosis induced by carbon tetrachloride in rats. RESULTS The evaluation was done through measuring antioxidant parameters; glutathione (GSH), total superoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA). Liver marker enzymes… CONTINUE READING
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