Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinalis, one of the most widely used species of the ginger family, is a common condiment for various foods and beverages. Ginger, belonging to the tropical and sub-tropical family Zingiberaceae, originating in South-East Asia and introduced to many parts of the globe, has been cultivated for thousands of years as a spice.
Recent cancer researches
Due to these properties, it has gained considerable attention as a botanical dietary supplement in the USA and Europe in recent years, and especially for its use in the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions like cancer. So far, there are 120 cancer researches done on the subject. The results of a study done by the University of Hawaii demonstrated that ginger inhibited angiogenesis and proliferation. Some compounds present in ginger exert cancer preventive effects by inducing apoptosis in cancerous or transformed cells. Also, at the University of Michigan, Ginger has been used to treat numerous types of nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.
Types of Cancers affected
Posology Daily consumption
1 tsp a day. Ginger rhizome is typically consumed as a fresh paste, dried powder, slices preserved in syrup, candy (crystallized ginger) or for flavoring tea. Use it to spice your dishes; it is great mix with black pepper and garlic on a chichen breast or shrimp.
Cancer Protection Level
Kim, E.C., Min, J.K., Kim, T.Y., Lee, S.J., Yang, H.O., Han, S., Kim, Y.M., Kwon, Y.G., 2005. -Gingerol, a pungent ingredient of ginger inhibits angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 335, 300–308.
Ginger’s (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) inhibition of rat colonic adenocarcinoma cells proliferation and angiogenesis in vitro.Brown AC, Shah C, Liu J, Pham JT, Zhang JG, Jadus MR.Phytother Res. 2008 Dec 31.
Phase II trial of encapsulated ginger as a treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.Zick SM, Ruffin MT, Lee J, Normolle DP, Siden R, Alrawi S, Brenner DE.Support Care Cancer. 2008 Nov 13.