For years, ginger has been used to fight nausea and recommended as a stomach-calming ingredient for chemotherapy patients. However, recent studies also show that it may also play a role combating cancer. Using tumor-bearing mice, scientists discovered ginger attacks cancer in two ways:
- Apoptosis: The ginger triggers a suicide-reaction in the cancer cells while leaving the surrounding healthy cells untouched.
- Autophagy: The ginger triggers a chemical reaction that causes the cancer cells to consume themselves. This can be both good (they eat themselves) and bad (they eat anticancer drugs inside the cells).
Ginger was shown to inhibit the growth of ovarian and colorectal cancer cells in mice. In addition, ginger is also known to help ease nausea, vomiting, joint pain, soreness and much more…