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Ginger Root Kills Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Cells Better than Chemo

Christina Sarich
October 27th, 2013
Updated 10/06/2014 at 11:52 am
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ginger powders 263x164 Ginger Root Kills Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Cells Better than ChemoThanks to research from the University of Michigan and nearly three centuries of medicinal use, we can now utilize ginger root to not only kill ovarian cancer cells, but also prostate cancer cells with zero toxicity.

Truly among the great medicines of the world, ginger has long been used to treat inflammation and nausea, but the results presented in a session at the American Association for Cancer Research show that in every single instance where ginger powder was used to treat cancer cells, they all died as a result of being exposed to the compound. In medical lingo this is called apoptosis (cancer cell suicide.) When ginger is present, the cells even attack one another, called autophagy.

While ginger has been deemed a great natural remedy for those who are undergoing chemotherapy, it can also be used in larger quantities to treat cancer of its own accord.

Another study showing ginger’s ability to fight ovarian cancer concludes with:

“Ginger inhibits growth and modulates secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells. The use of dietary agents such as ginger may have potential in the treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer.”

Ginger has also been proven to treatprostate cancer. The British Journal of Nutrition published the results of an American study recently in which ginger extract (zingiber officinale) killed human prostate cancer cells while healthy prostate cells were left alone. Whole ginger extract was revealed to shrink prostate tumor size by a whopping 56%. (Researchers used daily oral feeding of 100 mg/kg body weight of ginger extract in rats).

Remarkably, daily oral feeding of 100 mg/kg body weight of GE inhibited growth and progression of PC-3 xenografts by approximately 56 % in nude mice, as shown by measurements of tumour volume. Tumour tissue from GE-treated mice showed reduced proliferation index and widespread apoptosis compared with controls, as determined by immunoblotting and immunohistochemical methods. Most importantly, GE did not exert any detectable toxicity in normal, rapidly dividing tissues such as gut and bone marrow. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to demonstrate the in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity of whole GE for the management of prostate cancer.”

Further adding to the benefits of ginger, the spice has no toxicity when consumed even in high doses, and does not cause people to endure the very uncomfortable side effects of chemo and radiation treatments. The American Cancer Society admits  that more than 15% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 20,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. Many of these cases can be helped with ginger root.

While Big Pharma would have these men and women endure very invasive treatments, some simple ginger root powder can cause their cancer cells to commit a certain death.

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  • GingerTea

    Ginger tea is great first thing in the morning. I get my energy from drinking it….(take 2 inches of ginger, scrap off the ginger skin with a knife, crush it with a mortar n pestle until it gets fibrous and there are no solid pieces, add it to a cup of boiling water, add jaggery instead of sugar and drink it.) I love the balance of the tanginess of ginger adn the sweetness of jaggery.

    To anyone who wishes to consume ginger…please remove the skin of ginger before crushing it, or grating it to add to your food/drink. Ginger skin is poisonous.

    That said, in India we use it everyday in almost all our meals…Beans and lentils are never cooked without ginger as it helps remove the gas that is naturallly in them. This helps in avoiding flatulence.

  • healthIsAll

    great news!

  • Jalene

    I consume ginger daily along with many other good organic foods. If I do end up with cancer then that is the way I leave this life because I will not subject myself to chemo or radiation that does so much damage to the body that if one does survive the chemo and radiation they end up with other serious health issues. I have seen this to often for me to take the chemo road. I’ll just leave this life because the moment I leave I begin a new journey. Just live well by eating all organics, exercise the body and mind and make sure to add meaningful meditation daily. Strive to be happy and laugh a lot, sing and dance even if you don’t sing or dance well just do it, you will have new found joy.

  • Dam Spahn

    Where are links to the research? Dosage levels used?

  • Reading Comprehension

    Read the extracts there lazy people: the 56% reduction in prostate tumor size came from 100mg/kg……

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  • sciencestudent

    The experiments were done on mice so it is too early to conclude that ginger does or does not affect cancer in people. So don’t drop your chemo for ginger just yet.

  • Chuck S

    The writer left out “Ginger is good. Makes a great soft drink. Good cookies too.”

    She also omitted any actual information about how it is useful against cancer. Consumed? Injected, and where? How much? What kind?

    All the statements about what ginger did to cancer cells also fails to mention if that was in a lab dish, or in actual clinical use. Frankly, lye will also kill cancer cells in a dish, but that’s probably not useful information without a method to use lye in a living human. This is a fluff piece written by someone who clearly doesn’t know the science behind it, but “OMG, organic!”

    • S. Ignis

      Urine kills cells in a dish… so does water, spit, orange juice, a chunk of pineapple and my t-shirt when it absorbs all the media…

      Source: Experience

      • Chuck

        If you enjoy being a smartass just boogie on out of here.
        You are not impressing anyone

    • J . C

      this is the problem with traditional medicine, no comparative studies done,mostly personal observations that does not stand to evidence.take it or leave it or plan a comparative study…

  • Peter

    My wife was consuming a lot of ginger and turmeric.
    She still died. :-(

    • Sutanu

      I’m truly sorry for your loss, and can empathize as my own mom is battling stage IV ovarian cancer.

  • Clay Hughes

    i will never tell you how to use this!!!! just know that it works, now go to bed

  • fishy

    Without some kind of guidance on dosing, this information is not very useful. How much, how? Eat it? Drink tea? Cut yourself open and pour ginger powder on your ovaries?

    • prommie

      make tea!!!!!! add honey & Lemon. 3-4 times a day and even my fatty tumor is shrinking

    • sidney49

      You can buy ginger capsules or make tea with it. It would be difficult to harm yourself with ginger.

    • gingercake5

      The article says “daily oral feeding of 100 mg/kg body weight…” The slash mark means “per.” That’s a lot of ginger. This is in the paragraph that begins “Remarkably…”

  • DrKeteDC

    Beware. If ginger works too well, there will be machinations begun to either outlaw it or change it.

    • Vox

      Or claims that anyone that is not jewish that uses it is a rabid Annie Semite that wants to burn six millions jews with gas pipes and should be immediately silenced.

  • salvernaz

    There is also MORE than ONE ginger plant? Which one did University of Michigan study?

  • J

    I love ginger but where can I find organic ginger that does not come from China?

    • Dan

      Most ginger you find here in the states is grown either right here or in Latin America. You can find organic ginger at your local farmers market.. health food store.. or even Whole foods.

    • Jillian Krake

      You can buy one piece of root and grow it. Often right in your own home.

  • betsyanne

    If ginger root works for these cancers, why not other cancers?

    • S. Ignis

      Because Ginger Root doesn’t work for these cancers… This is pure unadulterated garbage.

      • Chuck

        Suck yourself, idiot!

    • Dam Spahn

      Breast and prostate cancer are closely related. There are many different cancers based upon where they sprouted from, and they have vastly different characteristics.