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For thousands of years, ginger has been used as a natural treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. In fact, even the modern science has recognized the beneficial properties of ginger.
According to a study publsihed in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, ginger contains paradol, gingerol, and shagaols, all of which are anticancer compounds. Several other studies have affirmed that ginger is extremely effective in destroying cancer cells in ovarian, prostate, and colon cancer.
GINGER KILLS PROSTATE CANCER CELLS
According to the findings of a US study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, ginger extract can stop the development of prostate cancer cells when ingested in a daily dose of 100 mg per kilogram of human body weight. The study findings show that ginger extract lowers the growth of prostate cancer in approximately 56% of subjects.
Moreover, the study revealed that ginger didn’t affect the other body cells, such as the stomach and bones cells that are rapidly dividing. According to the researchers:
“This study is the first report to describe the identification and detailed evaluation of in vitro and in vivo anticancer activities of the whole GE (ginger extract) in the therapeutic management of the human prostate cancer.”
Hence, it can be said that ginger is more effective than chemotherapy when it comes to the treatment of prostate cancer, since chemotherapy affects healthy body cells as well.
GINGER KILLS OVARIAN CANCER CELLS
According to the findings of a study published by the BMC Complementary and Alternative, the active ingredients in the ginger root have the potential to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. In fact, studies have revealed that ginger is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer.
Moreover, according to researchers from the University of Michigan, ovarian cancer cells don’t develop resistance in this kind of therapy as in chemotherapy. Ginger also has less side effects and bears drug resistance.
GINGER AND COLON CANCER
Researchers at the Frontiers in Cancer Research Prevention Conference in 2003 exhibited substantial evidence that ginger can offer protection against colon cancer.
Another study, published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2015, revealed that ginger is not only effective in preventing colon cancer, but also that its root has the ability to destroy colorectal cancer. In fact, ginger is an excellent therapeutic for individuals with colon cancer.
WHY IS GINGER BETTER THAN CHEMOTHERAPY?
There is so much evidence showing that ginger is extremely beneficial for the prevention of various types of cancer, including prostate, colon, and ovarian cancer. In addition, ginger provides a natural and less invasive treatment compared to chemotherapy. In other words, ginger destroys malignant cells while leaving healthy cells untouched.
Sadly, however, ginger cannot yet be used as an acceptable treatment for cancer since further research has to be done on humans.
Nonetheless, you can still take advantage of the anticancer fighting properties of ginger by making it an integral component of your regular diet. You’re advised to take a daily dose of 4 grams of ginger, but pregnant women should limit their daily dosage to 1 gram.
Source: The House of Health Website
“This is how ginger destroys Ovarian, Prostate and Colon Cancer – better than chemotherapy!” by Elisha Odhiambo