Ginger is one of the most powerful herbs in the world. Study after study show that it has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects, medicinal properties, and much more. And now research shows it can prevent and cure cancer.
How powerful is ginger?
According to the study, 6-shogaol, a compound found in ginger is 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy. Not only that, this compound only kills cancer cells and doesn’t hurt healthy cells. It’s worth noting that raw ginger has high amounts of 6-shogaol than ginger in powder form.
An animal study conducted by Georgia State University found that using ginger can reduce the size of the prostate tumor by 56 percent. It was also found to reduce inflammation and elevate antioxidants intake.
Note that more research needs to be done on the cancer-fighting properties ginger.
Other benefits of ginger
Treat nausea and morning sickness: Research shows that ginger can treat nausea, vomiting and morning sickness. You can experience these benefits by taking 1-1.5g of ginger.
Treat osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common condition that can cause stiffness and joint pain. This study found that patients experienced less pain after taking ginger extract.
Reduce muscle pain and soreness: According to this study, taking 2 grams of ginger daily for 11 days can reduce muscle pain.
Lower blood sugar: Gingers lower blood levels and consequently reduces risk of diabetes.
Reduce menstrual pain: Women can benefit from taking ginger during their menstrual cycle. This study found that taking 1 gram of ginger during menstrual period reduced pain.
Lower cholesterol level: Some studies have found that ginger lowers LDL cholesterol.
Fight Alzheimer’s and improve brain function: Research shows ginger fights Alzheimer’s and other brain-related conditions.