It is amazing how a herb as common as ginger can be easily ignored despite its unbelievable healing properties. This herb is used as a culinary spice and has been used as such for a very long time now. However, it has also been known to be used by trade-medical practitioners in the treatment of several ailments for centuries.
In recent times scientists have come to the conclusion that this herb contains potent compounds that can help in the treatment of cancer.
Ginger Has Very Potent Anti-Carcinogenic Compounds
Ginger is rich in paradoles and gingerols which are known anti-carcinogenic compounds.
This was published recently in the Journal of Toxicology and Food Chemistry, researchers have also discovered that this herb has the potential to destroy cancer cells in the prostate and colon even better and more effectively than chemotherapy treatment.
Prostate Cancer Gets Destroyed By Ginger
In a study in the U.S and published in the British Journal of Nutrition it was discovered that extracts from ginger had the potential of destroying prostate cancer cells in human test subjects, a recommended dosage of 100 mg of ginger extract per kilo of body weight was administered.
The study showed that the ginger extract significantly reduced the size of tumor growth by as much as 56%.
It was also seen that if 100 grams of fresh root of this herb is consumed daily there is going to be a similar result in a patient weighing 70 kg.
The study also revealed that this herb administered had no adverse effect on other cells in the body particularly those in the bones and stomach that need to divide rapidly.
In conclusion, the researcher stated that the research was the first to report the usefulness of ginger extract in the successful reduction of prostate cancer tumors in humans.
The danger with chemotherapy is that unlike ginger extract that doesn’t harm other healthy cells while destroying the cancerous ones, chemotherapy will actually cause damage to otherwise healthy active cells.
Ginger Can Also be Used To Destroy Ovarian Cancer Cells
A publication in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that researchers have discovered anti-carcinogenic compounds in ginger roots that can actually prevent the development of cancerous cells.
Scientists from the University of Michigan in experiments conducted and presented to the American Association for Cancer Research proved that this herb can destroy ovarian cancer cells and that these cells do not form an immunity to the treatment and offer little or no side effects.
Ginger Is Effect In The Treatment Of Colorectal Cancer
At the conference of Cancer Prevention Research in 2003, researchers provided compelling evidence that ginger is effective in preventing colorectal cancer.
Also in 2015, a study on the effectiveness of this herb in the treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer was published in the U.S. Journal of Nutrition.
It is becoming increasingly likely that this herb could become a mainstream alternative to chemotherapy treatment because of the numerous studies supporting its effectiveness.
So How Can You Use Ginger Medicinally?
The first line of defense in ensuring that cancer cells do not take root in the first place is to consume this herb regularly by making it a part of your daily dietary routine.
However, you should not consume in excess of 4 grams of this root per day and if you are pregnant then you are recommended to consume no more than 1 mg daily.
Source: World Of Health And Wellness