Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Zingiber Officinale in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Sepide Mahluji, Alireza Ostadrahimi, Majid Mobasseri, Vahide Ebrahimzade Attari & Laleh Payahoo
Purpose: Low-grade inflammation, a common feature in type 2 diabetes (DM2), causes some chronic complications in these patients. The present study was aimed to evaluate the effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and TNF-α) and the acute phase protein hs-CRP in DM2 patients as a randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial. Methods: A total of 64 DM2 patients randomly were assigned to ginger or placebo groups and received 2 tablets/day of each for...