Ginger Has Anti-Cancer Properties According To A Plethora Of Scientific Studies
Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber Officinale, has been used since ancient days to treat a wide variety of ailments. Indeed, science has proven that Ginger has potent anti-nausea properties via interacting with the seretonin receptors to diminish the body’s pain response to nausea, and by helping to break up and expel intestinal gas. Also, Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Right off the bat, it is clear how Ginger could help someone who has cancer or undergoing chemotherapy to have a better life via combatting nausea.
However, the benefits of Ginger may go well beyond being an effective herb for relieving nausea. Numerous scientific studies are centered around the anti-carcinogenic properties of Ginger, and a few of those studies are reviewed in this article.
A compilation study called ‘The Amazing And Mighty Ginger‘ reviewed several scientific studies which investigated Ginger’s anti-cancer effects. Apparently the anti-cancer properties of Ginger are related to its antioxidant effects, and indeed Ginger contains a potent concentration of antioxidants. This means that Ginger inhibits oxidation, inhibiting the formation of free radicals, which protects cells from damage and mutation.
Scientific studies have found that Ginger can help induce apoptosis, i.e. programmed cell death, which is essential for reducing tumors. Likewise, Ginger reduces the proliferation of cancer cells.
Getting more specific, a scientific study found that Ginger and its constituents inhibit gastrointestinal cancer via modulating several signaling molecules.
Another scientific study found that the Ginger derivative Zingerone stimulates apoptosis and inhibits proliferation, leading to anti-tumor effects for colon cancer.
A review study found that Ginger has traditionally been used in several Asian and African countries to combat cancer, and this is due to cytotoxic effects against several cancer cell lines and enzyme inhibitory action.
Yet another scientific study focused on how Ginger has anti-cancer effects via its modulatory effects on cell signaling pathways, tumor suppressor genes, cell cycles, apoptosis, transcription factors, and growth factor. This study also mentions that Ginger has fascinated scientists over the past decade due to its anti-cancer potential.
Finally, another scientific study reviewed numerous in vitro and in vivo studies, which found that Ginger combats cancer via mediating important cell signaling pathways, which induces anti proliferative, antitumor, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Overall, there is an absolute plethora of information and scientific studies regarding Ginger’s anti-cancer effects, stretching across numerous in vivo and in vitro studies. This article barely scratches the surface, only mentioning a small amount of the total studies, and out of those studies only a small amount of information from each study.
It is obvious that Ginger has real potential to combat cancer, and therefore people dealing with cancer should give Ginger a try. This is especially true since Ginger costs practically nothing, whereas cancer drugs and chemotherapy are exorbitantly expensive. I am not saying that you should depend on Ginger alone to cure your cancer, but it is certainty worth taking Ginger daily considering this plethora of scientific information on Ginger’s anti-cancer effects. Further, Ginger is uplifting in general, and can go a long way towards eliminating the nausea from cancer and cancer medications.