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Aardraka (Ginger)-(Zingiber officinale) Part 3

Aardraka (Ginger)-( Zingiber officinale ) Part 3 Aardraka ( Zingiber officinale ) contains many bioactive phytochemicals. Here I describe in detail the pharmacology of Shogaol. Shogaol Molecular formula: C 17 H 24 O 3 Structural formula: Shogaols are pungent constituents of Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ). The chemical structure of [6]-shogaol is similar to that of [6]-gingerol. On heating or drying Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ), [6]-gingerol is converted into [6]-shogaol. Applying heat over time or cooking Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ), shogaols and gingerols are converted into other compounds which is why Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ) loses its spiciness and pungent taste. The name shogaol is derived from the Japanese name Shoga for Ginger ( Zingiber officinale ). In 1912, Wilbur Scoville created Scoville Scale for the measurement of pungency (spiciness or “heat”) of chilies, peppers and other spicy foods. The Scoville Scale measures the amount ca