Ginger is a healing plant with numerous valuable properties. After reading about its potent effects, you will undoubtedly want to have it in your medicine cabinet and use it regularly.
Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a “natural medicine chest” in ancient Ayurvedic medicine.
That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits.
It can be consumed as a food supplement or as a tea. This amazing root has a great number of uses, it can be used against cancer, it can literally destroy ovarian cancer cells and it can reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome. Moreover, ginger can be of great help in losing weight, as it activates the digestive juices, and the function of the digestive system is improved.
Ginger against Ovarian and Prostate Cancer
There are several studies that have shown that an all-natural remedy made of ginger root could be more effective against certain types of cancer than more harmful interventions like chemotherapy and radiation.
In 2007, the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine published a study that demonstrated ginger’s ability to combat ovarian cancer, which is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system, according to the American Cancer Society. The ginger works by blocking the cancer from growing, limiting its ability to spread.
“Ginger inhibits growth and modulates secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells,” the study states. “The use of dietary agents such as ginger may have potential in the treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer.”
ginger actually caused the death of ovarian cancer cells in a lab. The breakthrough could be truly groundbreaking since cancer that is treated with chemo has a tendency to recur and can build up resistance to it over time. If ginger can kill cancer outright, that’s a far better solution.
Then, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2012 found that ginger also shows extraordinary effects against prostate cancer, which will afflict one in six men in the United States.
“Whole ginger extract (GE) exerts significant growth-inhibitory and death-inductive effects in a spectrum of prostate cancer cells,” the study states. “Comprehensive studies have confirmed that GE perturbed cell-cycle progression, impaired reproductive capacity, modulated cell cycle and apoptosis regulatory molecules and induced a caspase-driven, mitochondrially mediated apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells.”
In other words, the ginger actually tricks the cancer cells into killing themselves. As a result, it shrank prostate tumors by an average of 56 percent.
The study points out the most amazing part of all about ginger cancer treatments — it’s non-toxic. While conventional therapies like chemo and radiation can cause great harm and even kill patients themselves in some cases, the ginger targets cancer only and leaves the rest of the body alone.
“‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ goes the famous adage,” the prostate cancer study concludes, “that holds true for cancer chemoprevention strategies using dietary agents such as fruits and vegetables.”
Ginger against Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and it is the second most lethal. The cancer industry asserts that early detection leads to possibly thwarting the death sentence.
Ginger is well known for its cold treating powers, but research suggests that it may also help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Ginger may reduce proliferation in the normal-appearing colorectal epithelium and increase apoptosis [cancer cell death] and differentiation relative to proliferation … [to] support a larger study to further investigate these results.
Fresh ginger, which is said to be the most effective form of ginger, is available year-round in the produce section of supermarkets.
Suggestions for Consuming Ginger
You can purchase ginger capsules, or use ginger powder to make your own and/or sprinkle onto foods. Two grams doesn’t amount to much, especially if you use it for teas, beverages, or with food.
You can purchase ginger root from most health food stores. Ginger root is not among the top “dirty dozen” of most pesticide sprayed foods. So don’t worry if the organic ginger root is not within your budget.
Peel the skin off ginger roots just before using them. If you juice with a masticating juicer, you can drop a couple inches of the root into your juicer along with other veggies and apples. It spices things up and supplies a large dose of cancer preventing ginger.
For ginger tea, it’s best to use the traditional method of covering the bottom of a pan with thin slices of peeled ginger root, bringing it to a boil then letting it simmer for a half-hour. Whatever you don’t drink can be stored in the fridge for a few days.