Ginger Oil is used in the treatment of pain.
How it works
Antiemetic effects: The components in ginger that are responsible for the antiemetic effect are thought to be the gingerols, shogaols, and galanolactone, a diterpenoid of ginger. Ginger extract possesses antiserotoninergic and 5-HT3 receptor antagonism effects, which play an important role in the etiology of post-operative nausea and vomiting. Anti-inflammatory effects: Ginger suppresses prostaglandin synthesis through the inhibition of cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2. It also has ability to suppress leukotriene biosynthesis by inhibiting 5-lipoxygenase. Therefore ginger shows dual inhibition property by inhibiting cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase, may have a better therapeutic profile.Antitussive effects: Ginger contains 6)-gingerol as an active constituents which exhibited antitussive effects.
Common side effects
Abdominal pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Burning sensation in mouth, Burning sensation in throat, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Altered heart rate, Heartburn