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People have been using ginger since ancient times as a natural medicine because of its amazing properties that are extremely effective when it comes to nausea, vertigo and improving appettite. This herb also contains antioxidant and anticancer properties, which are attracting a growing attention.
Anticancer Properties of Ginger
A recent study was conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center which discovered that ginger has the ability to prevent proliferation of cancer cells and improve the effectiveness of other treatment options. Ginger contains gingerols, shogaols and paradols which are responsible for the anticancer properties of the herb. They are present in ginger root in low concentrations, which is why many supplements containing extracts of ginger root are formulated in order to achieve greater concentration.
Ginger and Prostate Cancer
Another study was conducted on mice in order to investigate the effecs of ginger on prostate cancer development. The mice were given ginger extract in faily dose of 100mg/kg of body weight. The results showed that ginger decreased the growth and slowed down the progression of prostate cancer in 56% of cases. Ginger extract was used to treat tumor cells both in vivo and in vitro. The most important thing about ginger is that it has no side effects like other conventional therapies have.
Ginger and Breast Cancer
The results from another study focused on the effects of ginger on breast cancer development, showed that ginger is able to kill breast cancer cells, but beside that, it also showed effects on diminishing several important signal molecules within cancer cells which are responsible for metastatic and spreading properties of this aggressive tumor. As a result of this amazing discovery, the researchers concluded that ginger is very safe and effective treatment when it comes to breast cancer, but nevertheless, more investigations need to be done.
Ginger and Ovarian Cancer
Due to the phytochemicals in ginger, the ovarian cancer cells can undergo apoptosis (progammed cell death). Moreover, the researchers explain that ginger is not only great for its anticancer activity, but also because ginger supplementation can help people to better handle chemotherapy.
As you can see, due to all these amazing healing benefits of ginger, it can be considered as a component of future treatments of cancer. We are hopeful that further studies will discover which substances specifically should be extracted from ginger and what are the appropriate dosages.
How to use ginger as an medicine
According to the abovementioned studies, the consumption of ginger on a daily basis can help in the prevention of cancer. People should not take more than 4 grams of ginger per day, and when it comes to pregnant women, they should not take more then 1 gram each day.