Study Shows Ginger Is Up To 10,000 Times More Effective Than Chemotherapy



By David Gutierrez | Natural News

(NaturalNews) Ginger naturally contains a compound that is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at killing the cancer stem cells that make malignant tumors so dangerous, according to a study published in the journal PLoS.

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The chemical, known as 6-shogaol, is produced when ginger roots are dried or cooked. The researchers found that 6-shogaol is active against cancer stem cells at concentrations that are harmless to healthy cells. This is dramatically different from conventional chemotherapy, which has serious side effects largely because it kills healthy as well as cancerous cells.

Cells responsible for 90 percent of cancer death?

Like other stem cells, cancer stem cells possess the ability to differentiate into various different cell types. In the case of cancer, stem cells differentiate into the various malignant cells that make up a tumor colony. Although they make up less than 1 percent of the cells in any given tumor, stem cells are impervious to nearly all known or experimental chemotherapy agents. These cells are also able to replicate indefinitely, and they are capable of splitting off from their originating colony to start new tumors elsewhere. They are key players in the process of metastasis, which is responsible for 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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The persistence of cancer stem cells also explains why cancers can recur even after seemingly successful tumor eradication via chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.

“Cancer stem cells pose serious obstacle to cancer therapy as they can be responsible for poor prognosis and tumour relapse,” the researchers wrote. “To add into the misery, very few chemotherapeutic compounds show promise to kill these cells.”

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  1.' Bilal Amjad says:

    But how to make sure if super market ginger was not dipped in chemical?

  2.' Mehrox Mansoor says:

    Ali Shah Nathani

  3.' Vasiliki Selena Balahoutis says:

    Tabitha Bush

  4.' Fabio Tare says:

    Yesterday you said it was tumeric using 10,000 times as a number like its a statistic where is your proof jeez people this is such click bait

  5.' Tony Munoz says:

    Antonio De Leon Muñoz Simona Gonzalez

  6.' Patricia Ann Ross Harrison says:


  7.' Anj Pascual says:

    Nym Palicte Perez tita

  8.' Jehad Salama says:

    Ginger is so useful to lose weight as well..and you can add its oil to a hot drink to smooth your rough throat too

  9.' Jasna Basna says:

    Dragana Temelkovski za tecu Ziku…

  10.' Arret Lee says:

    Arret Lee

  11.' Teish Leander says:

    Janet Cox

  12.' Melody Arellano says:

    Vanessa Islas

  13.' Joe Hoffman says:

    Stacy Teski

  14.' Linda Pfeil-Lauren says:

    Interesting since ginger tea is great for nausea while on chemo!

  15.' Dave Draycott says:

    Listen to Fabio, not just click bait, dangerous click bait.

  16.' Queng Queng says:

    Marichu Tsiavou Naomi Ampo Chona Ampo

  17.' Anna Wichmann says:

    Debbie Klinginsmith

  18.' BorriSmile Ponce says:

    Lalaine Arienda

  19.' Lizzy Whipple says:

    Cheryl Powell Richter

  20.' Laura Kearney says:

    TarynandDarrell Mott, thought of you when I saw this… not sure of the validity bit thought I’d share.. xo.

  21.' Carmine Ricci says:

    Barbara O’Connor

  22.' April St. Pierre says:

    Christina Johnston

  23.' Robert L West says:

    Ground ok?

  24.' Patricia Morales says:

    I use this every day just love the stuff, teas, candies, cooking….

  25.' Score Pravesh says:

    I dn’t knw how much truth there is in this research as doctors are still advising chemo to cancer patients. People from indian origins eat lots of ginger on a weekly basis specially in Mauritius but still lots of them are affected by cancer …

  26.' David Thrasher says:


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  29.' Lisa Favell says:

    Ina FosterGreg Phillips

  30.' Carl Binder says:

    Do you incorporate ginger in your diet as a preventative measure to cancer stem cells?

  31.' Sarah Hope Bennett says:

    Angel Aguilar

  32.' Dan Dyball says:

    No link in the article to the actual research. Looked it up on Google, the closest link I found had no suggestion that it’s ‘10,000’ better than chemotherapy. Dried ginger IS found to be good at stopping invasive cancer cell growth in the article I found, although this study only compares 3 different types of shagoal side chain element (6,8 and 10) with no control on a small lab condition study. Chrissie Lea
    Here is the link to the article I found.

    •' Chrissie Lea says:

      Danny it was 3am. I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t even open the link. Just liked the concept. You’re in Hong Kong. Get a life and stop reading research papers you big bafoon xx

  33.' Brianna Love Soliz says:

    Clarita Anita Soliz

  34.' Innesa Burrola says:

    Sherri Porta Jockell

  35.' Vasquez-Millan Frank says:

    Julie Vasquez

  36.' Carlie Bray says:

    Lexi Goble…. Should have him drink ginger tea

  37.' Mark Mitchell says:

    CLN – please provide a link !

  38.' Daniel Guzman says:

    Desarae Chavarria we try this

  39.' Guluna Atif says:

    Sayid Jalal

  40.' Lexi Goble says:

    Levi Schlagel

  41.' D.j. Hacker says:

    I get this at Kroger sometimes too Laura Gonzalez

  42.' Lida Del Monte says:

    Thank’s for shared, I eat this like a candy and helped me of my nausea, it does really help. ?Very informative too.

  43.' Taylor Reamer says:


  44.' Rishabh Mehta says:

    Shreesha N Kulkarni

  45.' Hazel Grove says:

    If you have cancer get the chemo. Then if you want, eat ginger, too.

  46.' Mandy Miner says:

    Alen Smajevic il start making this tea for us

  47.' Sandra Elizabeth Stack says:

    Very good for your digestion.

  48.' Patricia Cameron says:

    Who knew?

  49.' Misses SandEz says:

    Ruby Arroyo Carlos Arroyo Kevin Cornholio Arroyo I put ginger in all my soups lol

  50.' James says:

    Closest I could find to a related article from Public Library of Science.

    Anticancer Effect of Ginger Extract against Pancreatic Cancer Cells Mainly through Reactive Oxygen Species-Mediated Autotic Cell Death

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