Benefits and Use of Ginger as an Antibiotic in Treating Bacterial Infections


  • Raghad Adil Ridin Department of Quality Assurance &Academic Performance Presidency /University of Thi Qar, Iraq


It is usual for many people to suffer from bacterial infections, a common health issue in everyday
life. Various illnesses, like strep throat or E. coli food poisoning, come about due to the invasion
of bacteria into the human body.
This research aims to comprehensively evaluate the potential benefits of using ginger as an
antibiotic to treat bacterial infections. While antibiotics have revolutionized medicine, their
overprescription and misuse have led to increased drug resistance in bacteria.
Literature Review
Benefits and uses of ginger as an antibiotic in treating bacterial infections
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has long been traditionally used as a herbal medicine to treat various
diseases, and studies have increasingly demonstrated its antibacterial properties against both
Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, indicating its potential as an antibiotic [1, 2, 3].
whereby a literature review is done alongside an experimental analysis in the lab. The proposed
study is entitled Literature Presentation: A detailed literature survey will be performed using
popular biomedical databases such as PubMed, Science Direct, and Google Scholar.
A literature review revealed several key findings regarding ginger's antibacterial properties and
effectiveness. Several laboratory studies have demonstrated that various chemical compounds in
ginger, such as gingerol, shogaol, and bardol, possess potent antimicrobial activity against
diverse bacterial strains.
Based on previous studies, it can be said that ginger possesses antibacterial properties and can be
used as an adjuvant treatment for bacterial infections. Compounds in ginger appear to be able to
directly inhibit a range of harmful bacterial strains in the laboratory, including antibiotic-resistant


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