Pharmacology of Ginger

Ginger extract has dose dependent antimicrobial activities against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans

Antimicrobial Activity

Pseudomonas aeruginosaGinger extract (10 mg/kg) intraperitoneally had a dose-dependent antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans (Jagetia et al., 2003).  

Yin and Cheng (1998) showed that ginger had no significant action against some fungi (Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus).

References:

  • Jagetia G, Baliga M, Venkatesh P and Ulloor J. (2003). Influence of ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) on survival, glutathione and lipid peroxidation in mice after whole-body exposure to gamma radiation. Radiat. Res. 160, 584–592.
  • Yin M and Cheng W. (1998). Inhibition of Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus by some herbs and spices. J. Food Protect. 61,123–125.