Researchers from the University in Georgia have found that ginger can reduce the size of the prostate cancer by 56%. Another study has shown that ginger is 10.000 times more powerful than chemotherapy in the breast cancer treatment. The stem cells of cancer cause a spectrum of tumors, not just a breast cancer. These cells are responsible from creating different sub-types of cells, which can produce a colony of tumors. Although, the cancer cells are only 0.2 to 1% of the tumor, they’re almost “immortal”. This means that the stem cells are able to rebuild themselves, they’re resistant to conventional chemotherapy treatments, they’re capable of division and they’re forming new tumor colonies.
The only way to overcome this disease is to destroy the cancer stem cells within the tumor. A new study has shown that an ingredient in ginger, known as shogaol, is very active anticancer component. This ingredient is produced when the ginger root is dried or cooked. There is something very specific about this ingredient that makes it superior compared to the conventional chemotherapy treatment. Researchers have found that this ginger component is responsible for killing the cancer cells, and leaving the healthy cells in the human body – untouched. This means that it can’t harm the patient and makes it very different from the other cancer treatments, cause of their toxicity.
When it comes to breast cancer, the shogaol component significantly affects the cell cycle, which leads to a faster death of the cancer cells. It also prevents the formation of cancer nodules. However, this is not the only good thing about this amazing ginger ingredient. This study has also found that the 6-Shoagol component is 10.000 times more effective in killing cancer stem cells than the conventional chemotherapy. He stops the tumor creation and leaves the healthy cells alive.