Fatty Alcohols

Publication Title: 
Journal of Natural Products

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplements are being promoted for arthritis treatment in western societies on the basis of ginger's traditional use as an anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. However, scientific evidence of ginger's antiarthritic effects is sparse, and its bioactive joint-protective components have not been identified.

Author(s): 
Funk, Janet L.
Frye, Jennifer B.
Oyarzo, Janice N.
Timmermann, Barbara N.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Chromatographic Science

A high-performance thin layer chromatographic method has been established for the identification and standardization of Stereospermum suaveolens extracts using two active biomarkers viz. triacontanol and p-coumaric acid in root samples collected from different geographical locations of India. These marker components have different therapeutic activities: p-coumaric acid is a good antioxidant and also has anti-diabetic properties; triacontanol has anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties.

Author(s): 
Srivastava, Neena
Khatoon, Sayadda
Rawat, A. K. S.
Rai, Vartika
Mehrotra, Shanta
Publication Title: 
Frontiers in Bioscience: A Journal and Virtual Library

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing rapidly in developed countries, which is already in use as traditional medicines in various Asian countries. The Indian system of medicine, named as Ayurveda has an edge in this field. Many plant products are in use as herbal medicine, as food supplement or as spices, in every day cooking. Some of them have been well studied in various experimental models of cancer, both in vivo and in vitro models. They have shown significant inhibition of cell proliferation.

Author(s): 
Tripathi, Yamini B.
Tripathi, Pratibha
Arjmandi, Behram H.
Publication Title: 
Frontiers in Bioscience: A Journal and Virtual Library

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing rapidly in developed countries, which is already in use as traditional medicines in various Asian countries. The Indian system of medicine, named as Ayurveda has an edge in this field. Many plant products are in use as herbal medicine, as food supplement or as spices, in every day cooking. Some of them have been well studied in various experimental models of cancer, both in vivo and in vitro models. They have shown significant inhibition of cell proliferation.

Author(s): 
Tripathi, Yamini B.
Tripathi, Pratibha
Arjmandi, Behram H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Natural Products

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplements are being promoted for arthritis treatment in western societies on the basis of ginger's traditional use as an anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. However, scientific evidence of ginger's antiarthritic effects is sparse, and its bioactive joint-protective components have not been identified.

Author(s): 
Funk, Janet L.
Frye, Jennifer B.
Oyarzo, Janice N.
Timmermann, Barbara N.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Zingiberaceae) has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic, Chinese and Tibb-Unani herbal medicines for the treatment of various illnesses that involve inflammation and which are caused by oxidative stress. Although gingerols and shogaols are the major bioactive compounds present in Zingiber officinale, their molecular mechanisms of actions and the relationship between their structural features and the activity have not been well studied.

Author(s): 
Dugasani, Swarnalatha
Pichika, Mallikarjuna Rao
Nadarajah, Vishna Devi
Balijepalli, Madhu Katyayani
Tandra, Satyanarayana
Korlakunta, Jayaveera Narsimha
Publication Title: 
Journal of Chromatographic Science

A high-performance thin layer chromatographic method has been established for the identification and standardization of Stereospermum suaveolens extracts using two active biomarkers viz. triacontanol and p-coumaric acid in root samples collected from different geographical locations of India. These marker components have different therapeutic activities: p-coumaric acid is a good antioxidant and also has anti-diabetic properties; triacontanol has anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties.

Author(s): 
Srivastava, Neena
Khatoon, Sayadda
Rawat, A. K. S.
Rai, Vartika
Mehrotra, Shanta
Publication Title: 
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

The rhizomes of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as ginger, is one of the most widely used spice and condiment.

Author(s): 
Baliga, Manjeshwar Shrinath
Haniadka, Raghavendra
Pereira, Manisha Maria
D'Souza, Jason Jerome
Pallaty, Princy Louis
Bhat, Harshith P.
Popuri, Sandhya
Publication Title: 
Anticancer Research

BACKGROUND: Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) has been used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments such as motion sickness, dyspepsia and hyperemesis gravidarum, and is also reported to have chemopreventative activity in animal models. The gingerols are a group of structurally related polyphenolic compounds isolated from ginger and known to be the active constituents.

Author(s): 
Mahady, Gail B.
Pendland, Susan L.
Yun, Gina S.
Lu, Zhi-Zhen
Stoia, Adina
Publication Title: 
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

Bioactivity-guided fractionation of Notopterygium forbesii has resulted in the isolation of one new coumarin glycoside and one new phenethyl vanillate, together with seventeen known compounds. The structures of these compounds were characterized by spectroscopic methods. These compounds were evaluated for their binding affinities to the opioid and dopamine receptors, and falcarindiol showed weak binding affinities to opioid receptors and moderate affinity for D1 receptor (K(i)=192+/-6 nM).

Author(s): 
Ma, Zhongze
Xu, Wei
Liu-Chen, Lee-Yuan
Lee, David Y. W.

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