Does pepper have similar function with ginger in antibotics?
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Does pepper have similar function with ginger in antibotics?

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Many varieties of capsicum (Capsicum annuum), such as red pepper, paprika, jalapeno, etc., have antibacterial properties.

Mechanism of white pepper powder action 

Capsaicin is the main active compound in chili peppers, which gives chili peppers a spicy taste and prevents bacterial infections by lowering the pH of the stomach.In addition, caffeic acid, quercetin, and kaempferolbuy pure white pepper powder - Realclearbio harden the outer layer (membrane) of bacterial cells, thereby killing them.A compound in pepper (CAY-1) kills fungi by destroying the outer layer of the cell (increasing the permeability of the cell membrane).Capsaicin limits the production of Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin and prevents pneumonia in mice.Capsaicin prevents the production of toxins from bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) and prevents bacteria (Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus) from invading cells in the test tube.CAY-1 is effective against many fungi in test tubes, such as Candida albicans, Aspergillus, Microsporum, etc. Some of these fungi can cause skin diseases, such as athlete's foot and ringworm.A moderate amount of capsaicin is considered safe, but it may cause stomach irritation.

Medicine interactions of white pepper powder

The use of capsaicin may increase the risk of coughing in patients taking high blood pressure medications (ACE inhibitors).

★ Summary ★

Pepper restriction limits the production of Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin, Vibrio cholerae toxin, and is effective against many fungi that cause athlete's foot and ringworm. More clinical research is needed.

Ginger is a spice derived from the root of the plant ginger. It is commonly used to cook many Asian, Ayurvedic and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is famous for its many healing properties.

Mechanism of action of ginger

Ginger contains gingerol, gingerol, gingerone, terpenoids, flavonoids and other compounds with antibacterial and anti-biofilm properties. Gingerol and ginger glycol are the main antifungal ingredients.Ginger is effective against many bacterial strains in test tubes, some of which are Staphylococcus, Bacillus, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, etc.Ginger extract reduces the damage caused by pressure in the stomach and inhibits the production of gastric acid, thereby limiting the growth of Helicobacter pylori in mice.In a cell study, ginger compounds killed these three bacteria that cause gum disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Porphyromonas pulposus, and Prevotella intermedius.Fresh ginger prevents human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) from attaching to human cells and prevents the formation of plaque in the airway.

In addition, ginger extract inhibits herpes viruses (simple 1 and 2). Ginger seems to have almost no side effects.

Medicine interactions of ginger

An active ingredient in ginger (gingerol) blocks the activity of an enzyme (cytochrome p450) that breaks down drugs, which may increase the effects of the drug.


Ginger is effective against bacterial strains that cause gastrointestinal diseases and oral diseases, and effective against fungal strains that cause skin diseases (such as athlete's foot) and food spoilage. It prevents the attachment of human respiratory syncytial virus and inhibits sporangia virus. More clinical research is also needed.