ginger inhibits thromboxane synthesis...??

From: CYMM (
Date: Fri Jun 30 2000 - 14:39:21 MDT

Hi extropians,

I got this in the usual LEF email:

"...Ginger is a potent inhibitor of thromboxane synthesis, just like aspirin
is. Unlike aspirin, however, ginger also raises prostacylin, which inhibits
abnormal platelet aggregation. Thus, ginger inhibits abnormal platelet
aggregation by at least two mechanisms of action [Medical Hypothesis
(20:271, 1986)]..."

Anyone knows of solid references to this?

Is this irreversible inhibition of cyclooxygenase "just like aspirin" ...or

Please help.


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