Zingiber Zerumbet Extract
Botanical Source: Zingiber zerumbet (L. ) Smith
CAS No.: 471-05-6
Synonyms: Shampoo Ginger; Pinecone Ginger.
Speicification: Zerumbone 98%, 99% by HPLC
This variety of Ginger was carried by Polynesians throughout the islands of the Pacific, from Taiwan where it has always been used by the indigenous population, to Hawaii where it is known as "awapuhi". Zerumbet Ginger is used in cooking for flavour, in the treatment of swellings, strains and bruises as a poultice, as a decoction for settling upset stomachs, for toothache as an anaesthetic, for the treament of cuts and sores, and for tinea and ringworm. The clear liquid contents of the cones are used as a shampoo.
Suppresses free radical generation;
Suppresses cancer cell proliferation accompanied by apoptosis;
Counters HIV activity;
Zerumbone is used to treat cancer, Leukemia, tumor.
Zerumbone is a sesquiterpene phytochemical from a type of edible ginger known as China Zingiber Zerumbet Smith grown in South China or "Zingiber aromaticum". Zerumbone is currently being explored for its effects on cancer in general and Leukemia in particular.