Turmeric and Ginger as Health Protective Food Sources - An Integrative Review
Most of the medicinal plants utilized in traditional medicine are spices. Majority of those spices are widely used for aroma, flavour and colour in cuisine though they behave as appetizers, digestives, preventives and aphrodisiacs. Their antimicrobial properties are in a broad spectrum that provides a considerable immunity development within the human body. This review summarizes the beneficial characteristics of major active constituents in turmeric and ginger and their presumed pharmacological potential to safeguard human health.
Keywords: Turmeric, Ginger, Curcumin, Human health, Active Ingredients, Nanotechnology