Ginger (lat. Zingiber officinale) is used as a natural remedy in eastern medicine since ancient times. It is proven to be effective against nausea, vertiginous problems and it also improves appetite. In the past few decades it is also proven to have other significant functions as anticancer and antioxidant properties. Especially its anticancer properties are praised these days.
Anticancer Properties of Ginger
Research was conveyed by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center which showed that ginger prevents the cancer cell growth and also improves the effectiveness of other treatments. Researchers didn’t discover yet what substances contained in ginger are responsible for its anticancer properties but they consider that paradols, gingerols, and shogaols are crucial. These photochemicals are found in low concentration in ginger root and that is why many supplements are produced with extract of ginger root in order to attain higher concentration of these substances. Ginger is effective against many types of cancer as ovarian, beast, prostate and testicular cancer.
How to Use Ginger as a Medicine
If you start consuming ginger frequently as part of your every day diet it can help in preventing cancer in the first place. To conclude, take no more than 4 g of ginger every day but pregnant woman should take only 1g per day.