Ginger contains phytochemicals that significantly inhibit gastric lesions. - GreenMedInfo Summary
The anti-ulcer effect in rats of ginger constituents.
J Ethnopharmacol. 1988 Jul-Aug;23(2-3):299-304. PMID: 3193792
The effects of ginger, a pungent stomachic natural medicine, on HCl/ethanol-induced gastric lesions in rats, were examined. The orally administered acetone extract at 1000 mg/kg and zingiberene, the main terpenoid from acetone extract, at 100 mg/kg significantly inhibited gastric lesions by 97.5 and 53.6%, respectively. 6-Gingerol, the pungent principle, at 100 mg/kg significantly inhibited gastric lesions by 54.5%. These results suggest that zingiberene, the terpenoid and 6-gingerol are important constituents in stomachic medications containing ginger.