Ginger helps fight ovarian cancer, a new study has found.
The research, by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, revealed the food tricks cancer cells into killing themselves.
The natural dietary component gingerol has been shown to shrink tumors by 56 per cent. It works by blocking the cancer cells from growing and – ultimately – spreading.
The paper concludes: ‘Ginger inhibits growth and modulates secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells.
‘The use of dietary agents such as ginger may have potential in the treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer.’
It gives credence to previous studies that ginger extract has the ability to fight cancer.
In 2012 a study published by the British Journal of Nutrition suggested the food had a natural positive impact on fighting prostate cancer cells in men.
source: metro Uk