Turmeric is famous for killing cancer cells, but new research found that its cousin ginger is just as powerful to cure cancer. An active compound in ginger has found to be more effective than some cancer medications at killing cancer cells.
Georgia State University once conducted a study and found that by 56% in mice ginger extract was able to reduce the size of a prostate tumor and also ginger was also observed to reduce inflammation and supply the mice with life-enhancing antioxidants.
PLoS conducted another study and found that a particular component in ginger, 6-shogaol is superior to chemotherapy, at targeting the cause of breast cancer malignancy: breast cancer stem cells.
Sometimes it is referred to as ‘mother cells’.Cancer stem cells causes a wide range of cancers. These cells are responsible for creating the different ‘daughter’ cell types that make up the tumor colony. While cancer stem cells only constitute 0.2% to 1% of the cell makeup of the tumor, they seem to be almost ‘immortal.’
The only way to fully ensure that your body is cancer free is to destroy the cancer stem cells within a tumor.
This new study found that th 6-shogaol was very active when it came to anti-cancer stem behavior. This constituent is produced when the root is either dried or cooked.But there is something very specific about 6-shogaol that makes it potentially superior to some available chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
Researchers found that these cancer-destroying effects occurred at concentrations that were non-toxic to non-cancer cells. That means that this particular component of ginger only killed cancer cells. This makes it very different from normal cancer treatments that do not show any kind of selective cytotoxicity.
Although these researches is showing us natural medicines is very much better than modern artificial medicines.