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Published on:10th sep 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(15):41-44
ORIGINAL ARTICLE | doi:Nill

Comparative antibacterial activities of extracts of dried ginger and processed ginger


Authors and affiliation (s):

Demin Gao1*, Yingying Zhang2

1School of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 250355 Jinan, China,

2School of Basic Medical Science, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 250355 Jinan, China

Abstract:

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is a well-known spice and herbal medicine to treat such symptoms as fever, cough, etc, especially its antibacterial activity, which made it widely used in clinic or as preservatives in food industry. The paper compared the antibacterial activities in solvents of dried ginger and processed ginger. The results showed that each organic solvent had antibacterial activity against gram-positive bacteria (two strains) and gram-negative bacteria (four strains). However, no significant differences appeared between dried ginger and processed ginger and among of ginger organic extracts.

Key words: Dried ginger, Processed ginger, Ginger extract, Antibacterial activity.

 

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