Ginger has been used extensively as a reliever of pain for arthritis and migraines and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Research has indicated that it may also have a significant impact on reducing motion sickness. Having about 1/4 teaspoon of grated ginger 20 minutes before travelling
may block the body's reflex to vomit (alternatively 3 or 4 slices of ginger in a cup of boiling water to make a ginger tea can be effective). However, recent research
has now added that ginger may not only kill cancer cells but also prevents them from becoming resilient to chemotherapy.
In the research study, scientists from the University of Michigan combined a solution of ginger powder and water with ovarian cancer cells (1). In every one of their tests, the cancer cells died
when in contact with the ginger. The cancer cells either committed 'suicide' or they attacked themselves.
It must be stated these results have been limited to within the laboratory and the next research step is to assess whether ginger can have a similar result in animals. However with a significant number of women
being diagnosed in Australia with ovarian cancer then any information/research that can make an impact on the devastating effect of this cancer should be encouraged.
Whether it has a similar impact in the body or not,
many dietitians recommend that some ginger should be a part of a healthy balance diet.
(1) Christian Nordqvist "Ginger Kills Ovarian Cancer Cells." Medical News Today.com April 2006
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