Ginger root contains gingerol, a natural chemical that kills and starves cancer cells. It also aids the body in detoxification, by helping drain the lymphatic system and boosting the function of the digestive tract. Raw ginger is composed of 79 percent water and contains vitamin B6 and the essential dietary minerals magnesium and manganese.
Ginger Root Is Especially Good For . . .
Doctrine of Signatures: Ginger resembles strong hands, fingers, toes and digestive system and is therefore said to be helpful to strengthen those ailments.
Caution: If you are taking powdered ginger, Andrew Weil, M.D., suggests not taking more than four grams per day.[v]
Caution: If you have cancer and you are planning to undergo surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center advises that you avoid ginger for two weeks dues to its blood-thinning effects.[vi]
Cancer-Free with Food Recipes with Ginger Root
Other Ways to Incorporate Ginger Root in Your Cancer-Healing Kitchen
Resources from Cancer-Free with Food book:
[i] A.A. Tahir, N.F. Sani, N.A. Murad, et al. “Combined Ginger Extract and Gelam Honey Modulate Ras/ERK and PI3K/AKT Pathway Genes in Colon Cancer HT29 Cells,” Nutrition Journal, vol. 14 (April 1, 2015), p. 31, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25889965.
[ii] S. Prasad and A.K. Tyagi. “Ginger and Its Constituents: Role in Prevention and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer,” Gastroenterology Research and Practice, epub March 2015, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25838819.
[iii] S. Paramee, S. Sookkhee, C. Sakonwasun, et al. “Anti-cancer Effects of Kaempferia parviflora on Ovarian Cancer SKOV3 Cells,” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 18, no. 1 (June 2018), p. 178, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29891015.
[iv] A. Saha, J. Blando, E. Silver, et al. “6-Shogaol from dried ginger inhibits growth of prostate cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo through inhibition of STAT3 and NF-κB signaling,” Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 7, no. 6 (June 2014), p. 627-38, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24691500
[v] Andrew Weil. “Ginger,” Dr. Weil blog (accessed July 4, 2018), https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/ginger.
[vi] “Ginger,” Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center blog (accessed July 4, 2018), https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/ginger
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