ginger extract

Definition / meaning of ginger extract

An extract of the rhizome of the perennial plant Zingiber officinale with potential antineoplastic activity. Ginger extract contains a number of different phenolic compounds, some of which have displayed antineoplastic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities. This agent also exhibits antiemetic properties.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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