Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.
Ginger has the magical influence to cure hundred of diseases. Among all health benefits, it has been found to be the best potential cure of cancer.
Another natural cure for cancer is turmeric. Ginger has also the same potential and has been found to be thousands of times more effective in curing cancer compared to medicines.
After years and years of studies, researchers have been stunned from the results, which say that cancer medications are ineffective and rather work to speed the fatality rate in cancer patients. On the other hand, ginger, has been proven to target and destroy cancer cells and it leaves the healthy cells intact.
Anti-Cancer Potential of Ginger
According to a recent study on mice, performed at the Georgia State University, it was found that, extract from ginger was highly effective in showing progress with prostate cancer. The size of the tumor was decreased by more than 56%.
According to another study, published by PLoS, further provided proof for anticancer benefits of ginger. This study says that, the root has an ingredient called “shogaol”. This ingredient is thousands of times more effective than the chemotherapy. It targeted the steam cells in breast cancer, which is the root or origin of the cancer.
The stem cells, or you can also call them “mother cells” in the medical field, can form different types of cancers. It is these stem cells that further from the “daughter cells” that attack the body.
These “mother cells” are capable of re-generating and flourishing in an endless cycle. We all know that, chemotherapy cannot target them. They can easy form new tumor colonies even when the tumors have been cured.
The new researchers have shown that “shogaol” is highly effective in targeting the cancer stem cells. It is generated when you dry/cook ginger roots and its applications have almost no limits. Ginger has unique and far better anti-cancer benefits, than that of chemotherapy.
It is found that “shogaol” has been an impact on cell turnover, which further increases death of cancerous cells. This induces a process known as autophagy and programs these cells to die.
When researchers studied the cancer medication taxol, they found that it was nowhere near the effectiveness of shogaol which is destroying cancer stem cells. Shogaol was 10K times more effective in destroying cancer stem cells compared to taxol.
The overall findings indicated that shogaol is unmatchable in terms of its effectiveness in inhibiting tumors from forming while keeping the non-cancerous cells unaffected. According to the scientists, the additional series of studies are required to further demonstrate that conventional cancer treatments are nowhere near this natural remedy.
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