Zingiber officinale: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Critical review of Ayurvedic Varṇya herbs

Zingiber officinale (Sanskrit: śuṇṭhi, commonly called ‘ginger’) is the name of a medicinal plant used in Ayurveda to promote skin care and enhance the beauty of the skin (varṇya).—Zingiber officinale is commonly used and posseses many health benefits. 6-Gingerol has been found to be an active component of ginger whose effects on mushroom tyrosinase and melanin content were determined spectrophotometrically and the expression of tyrosinase and related proteins in B16F10 murine melanoma cells was evaluated by Western blotting. A Study had reported that 6-gingerol (25-100 µM) effectively suppresses murine tyrosinase activity and decreases the amount of melanin as well as intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level in a dose-dependent manner acting as a good whitening agent for skin.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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