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Title: Ginger supplementary therapy for iron absorption in iron deficiency anemia
Authors: Kulkarni, Rashmi
Deshpande, Ajit
Saxena, Kiran
Varma, Meena
Sinha, Akhouri RS
Keywords: Ginger
Iron deficiency anemia
Iron absorption
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: CO1B, CO1C, CO1G, CO1G 49/00, BO1D 15/00, AO1D 1/00, A23L 1/052
Abstract: The study was aimed to establish ginger as a supplement in treatment of anemia along with iron supplements Sixty two patients aged between 18-55 yrs, suffering from anemia participated in the study. Blood sample was analyzed for hematological and iron related parameters before and after treatment. Hematological parameters and iron related parameters – plasma iron and plasma ferritin show increased and TIBC decreased by treatment in all the group patients. Per cent rise in hematological and iron related parameters, was calculated which indicates that the ginger and iron supplementation was found to be effective in correcting anemia and iron deficiency. It was concluded that ginger assist in iron absorption and found to be beneficial as a supplement in therapy of anemia.
Page(s): 78-80
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.11(1) [January 2012]

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