Effects of ginger on gastroduodenal motility.

Author

Micklefield GH, Redeker Y, Meister V, Jung O, Greving I, May B

Date

7/1999

Journal

Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther

Abstract

The effect of a ginger rhizome extract (2 x 100 mg) was studied on fasting and postprandial gastroduodenal motility with stationary manometry in 12 healthy volunteers. The results showed that: the interdigestive antral motility was significantly increased by ginger during phase III of the migrating motor complex; the volunteers also had a significantly increased motor response to a test meal in the corpus; a trend to an increased motor response during ginger treatment was seen in all other regions of interest. Oral ginger improves gastroduodenal motility in the fasting state and after a standard test meal.