PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
Reasons to use ginger in cancer treatment
Ginger, known as kion in Spanish language is pungent, spicy and aromatic flavor; native to Asia, is currently available in any market in the world, mainly to improve the flavor of salads, fruits and vegetables.
The Chinese have used ginger for over 2,000 years as a remedy to relieve stomach pain, diarrhea and nausea.
But the latest study published in the journal PLoS reveals that ginger contains a natural compound that kills cancer cells with 10,000 times more effectively than chemotherapy drugs used to kill cancer cells.
The component called 6-shogaol, has the incomparable advantage of selectively kill only malignant cancer cells and leaves healthy cells intact. As is known in oppositely drugs used for chemotherapy eliminate either sick and healthy cells, which causes weakness and increased vulnerability of the patient, which in many cases die more by the side effects of drugs used for chemotherapy, rather than by the same cancer.
Ginger kills mother cells, responsible for up to 90% of deaths caused by cancer
Although cancer mother cells represent less than 1% of cancer in any tumor, they are able to replicate and increase indefinitely causing new tumors in various parts of the body, ie metastasize and are responsible for 90% cancer deaths. The seriousness of this situation is that this small number of mother cancer cells are impenetrable to most chemotherapy drugs and even uses new or experimental drugs.
Because, some these cancers cells are removed by surgery or eliminated by chemotherapy, reappear and restarting the cancer process
Ginger kills cancer cells of different form
6-shogaol component of ginger arrives and kills mother cells in different ways and does so by altering the cell cycle and increasing the death of cancer cells by poisoning or cytotoxicity and therefore inhibits the formation of tumors
Ginger compared with taxol, a chemotherapy drug usually used to combat cancer, resulted in better performance than the drug in the case of cells of one-dimensional cancer and still on cell spheroid model or three-dimensional model. Even when taxol was increased by 10,000 times was not as effective as the component 6-shogaol of ginger. Since there are very few chemotherapeutic compounds capable of being effective against mother cells of cancer, the announcement that the ginger 6-shogaol has encouraging results against this type of cells, opens a new possibility to beat cancer.
Ginger compared with Taxol, a chemotherapy drug used to fight cancer generally resulted in better performance than the drug in case of cancer cells and even one-dimensional model or three-dimensional spheroid cell. Even when Taxol was increased by 10,000 times was as effective as the component 6-shogaol ginger. Because there are very few chemotherapeutic compounds capable of being effective against cancer stem cells, the announcement that 6-shogaol the ginger has encouraging results against these cells, opens a new possibility to beat cancer.
Traditional uses of ginger in various ailments
Relief dizziness and nausea
For thousands of years, ginger has been used as the most popular remedy to relieve motion sickness and nausea, gastritis or other reasons. There is even a ginger beer is drunk to relieve dizziness and nausea. One study showed that ginger was much higher than Dramamine a prescription to relieve dizziness
A 2005 publication in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology confirmed that ginger was very effective in relieving nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, also noted the absence collateral or adverse effects during the period of pregnancy.
Help with flu and colds
In China, mainly ginger is prescribed by naturalists and herbalists to relieve colds and flu because it acts as a decongestant and histamine. Ginger promotes healthy, useful sweating during periods of cold and flu
Ginger Relieves inflammation and pain
Ginger relieves different headaches, migraines, back pain, muscle pain, menstrual pain in women and reduce further inflammation. Compounds called gingerols in ginger are powerful antiinflammatories. In a twin study showed relief from arthritic pain in 75% and 100% relief from muscle aches and swelling in patients who regularly took ginger
Ginger is useful in cases of arthritis
Especially useful for knee arthritis pain and loss of movement, this was demonstrated in a study published in a health magazine.
Ginger can help fight diabetes
Laurie Steelsmith naturopath says that ginger thins the blood, increases circulation, reduces cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. Further it reduces serum glucose levels as well as thirst and proteinuria.
NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to stop hair loss naturally. Learn more at Hair loss Natural Solution