New Ginger Cancer Study: Ginger Is 10,000X More Effective At Killing Cancer Than Chemo
Ginger has been considered ten thousand times more powerful than chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. It is an anti-oxidant and a natural cancer fighter. The active compounds 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol exhibit anti-cancer properties against the gastrointestinal tract and helps in cancer cell death.
Ginger has helped many a cancer patient fend off nausea and inflammation during treatment. Now it appears it can do even more.
In a Georga State University study on the effects of ginger extract on living cells, researchers found that ginger extract induced growth-inhibition and death on cancerous cells, while leaving the healthy cells alone.
Ginger was found found to have virtually no side effects, which separates it from modern-day chemotherapy. Some forms of chemotherapy have actually been found to increase the rate of metastasis, causing cancer to appear in other organs that were unrelated to the organ being treated.
Ginger has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years.
Native to southeastern Asia, ginger has been a common ingredient in these parts of the world and has long been prized for its aromatic, culinary and medicinal properties.
This underground stem, which is used as both a spice and herb, is packed with active ingredients that play a variety of roles in your body and is still a popular remedy for motion and morning sickness.However, current research offers new hope for cancer patients.
“Whatever manipulations we’re doing to tumors can inadvertently do something to increase the tumor numbers to become more metastatic, which is what kills patients at the end of the day,” said Dr. Raghu Kalluri, working on an unrelated study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
At George State, the researchers found that ginger extract shrunk prostate tumors in mice by 56%, while reducing inflammation and providing anti-oxidants.
This study comes in addition to 17 other studies linking ginger to anti-cancer benefits. The plant has also been subjected to peer-reviewed studies that link it to healing when dealing with over 101 other diseases.
You can enjoy the benefits of ginger in various way, teas, extracts, supplements, and you can eat raw ginger to benefit quickly from its healing powers.
Is Ginger Safe During Chemotherapy Treatment?
Yes, ginger is safe to take as long as the product is made with real ginger. The safest form to consume is natural ginger root. See the chart below for dietitian recommendations for taking ginger.
Although ginger supplements are the most convenient form, they are not always the best during treatment. The amount of ginger in some supplements may be more than is recommended. These may make you feel even worse. The preferred forms of ginger, recommended by dietitians are:
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How to Use
|Natural Ginger Root (Raw)||
|Ginger Hard Candies, Chews, or Snap Cookies.
Ginger Tea Recipe
Steep ginger tea bag in hot or boiling water for 5-10 minutes, remove tea bag, and enjoy!
For iced ginger tea:
Steep ginger tea bag in hot water for 5-10 minutes, allow to cool and place in the refrigerator overnight. Add honey for sweetness or lemon for tartness.
You may also simmer a 1” piece of fresh ginger in 4 cups of water. Steep and drink.
**Most store-bought ginger teas may contain more than just ginger, like chamomile or lemongrass. Buying teas that only contain natural ginger root may reduce the risk of unwanted side effects from other ingredients in the tea.
Since most store-bought teas also have more than or approximately 1 gram of ginger per tea bag, you should not consume more than 3-4 tea bags per day.
References:Ginger Cancer Study
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health https://nccih.nih.gov/
The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/home.aspx&p=DevEx.LB.1,5063.1
Benzie, I. F., & Wachtel-Galor, S. (2011). Herbal medicine: Biomolecular and clinical aspects. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Source: Health Holistic Living