Presentation Title

Relative Anti-inflammatory Properties of Ginger

Faculty Mentor

Ralph Isovitsch

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:30 AM

Location

200

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

interdisciplinary

Abstract

Zingiber Officinale, known as ginger, is a medical herb that’s been used for centuries since Ancient China for its medical and culinary uses. According to the American Chemical Society, ginger has shown to reduce the risk of cancer as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. However, to prove that herbs like ginger are more beneficial than over the counter drugs, further research is needed. Therefore, the purpose of this experiment is to compare the anti-inflammatory strengths of ginger to that of aspirin. In order to conduct the comparisons, thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy instruments were used as well as an egg denaturation assay. The significant finding deduced from the experiment suggests that ginger has better anti-inflammatory properties than aspirin. The egg denaturation assay revealed that ginger has a higher percent inhibition than that of aspirin; therefore, ginger is more effective in decreasing inflammation. Although the egg denaturation test indicated that ginger has better anti-inflammatory properties, a way that the experiment can be improved is by conducting the tests in solutions or environments that closely mimic the human body to have a greater understanding of how ginger would react when digested. This finding allows for further research to be made in medicinal alternatives for ailments and to improve community health in general. Future research should be focused on other medicinal herbs to investigate how they compare against aspirin’s ability to decrease inflammation.

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Relative Anti-inflammatory Properties of Ginger

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Zingiber Officinale, known as ginger, is a medical herb that’s been used for centuries since Ancient China for its medical and culinary uses. According to the American Chemical Society, ginger has shown to reduce the risk of cancer as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. However, to prove that herbs like ginger are more beneficial than over the counter drugs, further research is needed. Therefore, the purpose of this experiment is to compare the anti-inflammatory strengths of ginger to that of aspirin. In order to conduct the comparisons, thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy instruments were used as well as an egg denaturation assay. The significant finding deduced from the experiment suggests that ginger has better anti-inflammatory properties than aspirin. The egg denaturation assay revealed that ginger has a higher percent inhibition than that of aspirin; therefore, ginger is more effective in decreasing inflammation. Although the egg denaturation test indicated that ginger has better anti-inflammatory properties, a way that the experiment can be improved is by conducting the tests in solutions or environments that closely mimic the human body to have a greater understanding of how ginger would react when digested. This finding allows for further research to be made in medicinal alternatives for ailments and to improve community health in general. Future research should be focused on other medicinal herbs to investigate how they compare against aspirin’s ability to decrease inflammation.