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Aardraka (Ginger)-Shunthee (Zingiber officinale) Part 2

Aardraka (Ginger)-Shunthee ( Zingiber officinale ) Part 2 Gingerol is a pungent pharmacologically active phytochemical found in Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ) Gingerol Molecular formula: C 17 H 26 O 4 Structural formula: Gingerol, properly as [6]-gingerol, chemically a relative of capsaicin and piperine is found in fresh Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ), black pepper ( Piper nigrum ) and chilli peppers ( Capsicum annuum ). Normally it is found as pungent yellow oil but also can form low-melting crystalline solid. Cooking transforms it into zingerone which is less pungent and has a spicy-sweet aroma. When Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ) is dried (Shunthee) gingerol undergoes dehydration reaction forming shogaol which is twice as pungent as gingerol. [37] Pharmacology of Gingerol Pharmacokinetics of Gingerol A study on human volunteers showed that after oral administration of a single dose from 100 mg to 1.0 gram of 6-, 8- and 10- gingerol, 6-gingerol su