From Epilepsy Naturapedia
Jump to: navigation, search

"Ginger" is an ambiguous, non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties, only sometimes referring to Zingiber officinale. Please view the page for Zingiber officinale for additional information.


Other Names:

When historical neurologists referred to plant by the name of "ginger" they may have been referring to Zingiber officinale.

Historical Use of Ginger

Ginger in Traditional Chinese Medicine


"Ginger" sometimes refers to Zingiber officinale. Please check the wiki page for Zingiber officinale to see if there is more information on the use of Zingiber officinale in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Historical Use of Ginger in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "The inhalation of fumes from a mixture of myrrh, ginger, pepper, ammonium salts and black cumin was recommended, as an additional way of administering anti-epileptic substances analogous to the way Avicenna said the ancient Greeks treated the disorder by inhalation of the fumes of the peony flower."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 177
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 177.
Primary Source:


Synonymns for Ginger

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Ginger

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Ginger in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Alexandra Simon, András Darcsi, Ágnes Kéry, Eszter Riethmüller
Blood-brain barrier permeability study of ginger constituents.
J Pharm Biomed Anal: 2020, 177;112820
[PubMed:31476432] [] [DOI] (I p)

Ameneh Poorrostami, Farah Farokhi, Reza Heidari
Effect of hydroalcoholic extract of ginger on the liver of epileptic female rats treated with lamotrigine.
Avicenna J Phytomed: 2014, 4(4);276-86
[PubMed:25068142] [] (P p)

Abdolkarim Hosseini, Naser Mirazi
Acute administration of ginger (Zingiber officinale rhizomes) extract on timed intravenous pentylenetetrazol infusion seizure model in mice.
Epilepsy Res.: 2014, 108(3);411-9
[PubMed:24529324] [] [DOI] (I p)



Side Effect and Warnings

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Adverse Effects