6-Gingerol is isolated from the rhizomes or roots of the plant Zingiber officinale (ginger).

6-Gingerol is one of several active compounds isolated from the ginger root. 6-Gingerol is believed to inhibit the anti-serotonin 3 receptor function leading to anti-emetic properties. Additionally, it has been shown to affect gastric motility and potentially have an antispasmodic effect on the gastrointestinal system.

Catalog Number Product DataSheet Size AVAILABILITY Price Qty
6-Gingerol, 5mg
5mg 1-2 weeks
Regular Price:$150.00
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6-Gingerol, 25mg
25mg 1-2 weeks
Regular Price:$600.00
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Product Type: Small Molecule
Chemical Formula: C17H26O4
CAS number: 23513-14-6
Molecular Weight: 294.38
Format: Pungent yellow oil
Purity: >95 % determined by HPLC
Solubility: Soluble in methanol and ethanol
Stability: Stable over extended period at -20C.
Storage: -20C, avoid exposure to oxygen and direct sunlight
Shipped: Cold Pack


6-Gingerol HPLC Chromatogram.

Purification Notes: Purification is conducted using near-critical and super-critical fluids during extraction from the ginger root.

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