Does Oral Administration of Fresh and Dry Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Juice have Effect on the Lipid Profile of Albino Rats

Helen Anthony Waribo *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University, Nkpolu Oroworukwu, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Emmanuel Chukwu Ani

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University, Nkpolu Oroworukwu, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Atoukaritou Omodi Osuosa

School of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology, Oro-Owo Rumueme, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aim: This study compares the effect of fresh and dry ginger juice on the lipid profile of albino rats.

Methodology: Fifteen(15) albino rats with average weight of 150g divided into three groups of five (5) rats each were used for the study.5ml of the ginger juice was administered orally for 21 days using the gavage oral tube to the experimental animals. Blood samples were collected via cardiac puncture after a chloroform anesthesia was given to the animals to a heparinized sample bottle. Plasma samples were analyzed for total cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein using the colorimeter while and low-density lipoprotein level was calculated.

Results: There was no significant difference in cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein levels (P>0.05) when the group 1(control group) was compared with group 2 (dry ginger group) and group 3 (fresh ginger group).

Conclusion: Ginger juice in different preparation forms does not alter the lipid profiling in the experimental animals over a period of 21 days.

Keywords: Dry ginger, Fresh ginger, ginger juice, lipid profile, albino rats

How to Cite

Waribo , H. A., Ani , E. C., & Osuosa , A. O. (2023). Does Oral Administration of Fresh and Dry Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Juice have Effect on the Lipid Profile of Albino Rats. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research, 21(1), 52–57.


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