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Black Ginger

PCT is pending.

Black Ginger (Kaempferia parviflora) is a member of the ginger family Zingiberaceae. It is grown mainly in South East Asia, particularly in Thailand and Laos where it originated. People there have used it, prepared as a tea, as a traditional health product from ancient times. It is used as a tonic for increasing energy, reducing blood sugar, wound healing and enhancing the body’s circulatory and digestive systems. The important bioactive components in Black Ginger are the flavonoids which have been shown to provide anti-oxidant, anti-allergenic and vasodilatory effects.

The range of beneficial health functions claimed for Black Ginger have been demonstrated in laboratory and clinical studies, some of which are abstracted in the references below. For example, experimental results for the effectiveness of extracted fractions of Black Ginger in the activation of the longevity gene showed that the product had a significantly greater anti-aging effect than Resveratrol.

In another experiment the effectiveness of Black Ginger in inhibiting glycolisation, the age related development of disfiguring brown pigments in the skin, was clearly demonstrated providing additional evidence for an anti-aging benefit.

For type 2 diabetics and people suffering obesity, experimental results showing inhibition of fat accumulation and reduction in insulin resistance with Black Ginger extracts will be encouraging.

Standard pharmaceutical level tests have shown that Black Ginger is safe for human consumption. It can be consumed as a beverage, in hard or soft capsules or in tablet form.

References
  1. Horikawa T; Shimada T; Okabe Y; Kinoshita K; Koyama K; Miyamoto K; Ichinose K; Takahashi K; Aburada M. Polymethoxyflavonoids from Kaempferia parviflora induce adipogenesis on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes by regulating transcription factors at an early stage of differentiation. Biol Pharm Bull. 2012;35(5):686-92.
  2. Akase T; Shimada T; Terabayashi S; Ikeya Y; Sanada H; Aburada M. Antiobesity effects of Kaempferia parviflora in spontaneously obese type II diabetic mice. J Nat Med. 2011 Jan;65(1):73-80. doi: 10.1007/s11418-010-0461-2.
  3. Shimada T; Horikawa T; Ikeya Y; Matsuo H; Kinoshita K; Taguchi T; Ichinose K; Takahashi K; Aburada M. Preventive effect of Kaempferia parviflora ethyl acetate extract and its major components polymethoxyflavonoid on metabolic diseases. Fitoterapia. 2011 Dec;82(8):1272-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2011.08.018.
  4. Malakul W; Ingkaninan K; Sawasdee P; Woodman OL. The ethanolic extract of Kaempferia parviflora reduces ischaemic injury in rat isolated hearts. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Sep 1;137 (1):184-91.
  5. Jintanaporn Wattanathorn; Supaporn Muchimapura; Terdthai Tong-Un; Narisara Saenghong; Wipawee Thukhum-Mee; Bungorn Sripanidkulchai. Positive Modulation Effect of 8-Week Consumption of Kaempferia parviflora on Health-Related Physical Fitness and Oxidative Status in Healthy Elderly Volunteers. 5. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (2012), 732816:7
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