Paradol, also known as 6-Paradol, is the active flavor constituent of the seeds of Guinea pepper (Aframomum melegueta or grains of paradise). It is also found in ginger. Paradol has been found to have antioxidant and antitumor promoting effects in a mouse model. It is used in flavors as an essential oil to give spiciness.
▪ 6-Paradol and antipyretic, prescribed for headache, pain (muscle ache, backache) and fever either alone or combined with other medications.
▪ 6-Paradol is also used with other pain medications to treat low back pain, osteoarthritis, cold, and toothache.