A new study is starting to make waves around the world .
Scientists have discovered that 6-Shagaol, a primary ingredient in ginger triggers cell death (apoptosis) in human leukemia cells.
What’s even more groundbreaking is that all tests have been conducted successfully, both in vitro and in vivo, completely side-effect free!
The researchers assigned to the task made statements regarding 6-Shogaol, saying that the substance could “induce cell death/apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells including human lung cancer, colorectal carcinoma, hepatocarcinoma, ovarian cancer and breast cancer cells.”
As it is for most studies on natural alternatives to treating cancer, 6-Shagaol has shown a tremendous capability to confront the malignant cells head-on without causing any of the collateral damage to normal tissue that chemo and radiation are known to inflict.
But despite all of this, it is very important to remember that the process for a substance to be considered a viable option in the treatment of sick people is a long and tedious one. There are still scores of research yet to be done, leading up to the first controlled human tests.
Like ginger’s not-so-distant cousin, Turmeric, there is enormous anti-cancer potential, especially when consumed as a whole food.
Probably the easiest way to get ginger into your diet would be to slice the root up and soak it/steep it into a hot mug of water, making a do-it-yourself ginger tea.