Effect of onion and ginger consumption on platelet thromboxane production in humans

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 1989 Mar;35(3):183-5. doi: 10.1016/0952-3278(89)90122-1.

Abstract

The effects of onion and ginger consumption on platelet thromboxane production were examined. Volunteers, all Danish women, consumed either 70 g raw onion or 5 g raw ginger daily for a period of 7 days. Each participant in each (onion or ginger) group served as her own control. TxB2 determination was made in serum obtained after blood clotting. The following are the results. TxB2 (pmol/ml serum): (i) onion group--before consumption 910 +/- 327, after consumption 1005 +/- 713 (Mean +/- SD, N = 5); (ii) ginger consumption 782 +/- 482, after consumption 498 +/- 164 (Mean +/- SD, N = 7).

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Allium*
  • Blood Platelets / metabolism*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Thromboxane B2 / biosynthesis*
  • Thromboxane B2 / blood

Substances

  • Thromboxane B2