Ginger shown 10,000 times more effective than Chemotherapy Drugs (….particularly Breast Cancer Chemo Drug Taxol)

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

Chemo kills healthy cells, but Ginger attacks cancer cells only

The natural chemical in [cooked or dried] ginger, known as 6-shogaol, researchers found to be 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 Chemo kills healthy as well as cancerous cells.

Cancer Stem Cells responsible for 90 percent of cancer deaths

In the case of cancer, stem cells are immune to nearly all known or experimental chemotherapy.

These specialized cancer cells replicate indefinitely, and they are capable of splitting off from their originating colony to start new tumors elsewhere and are responsible for 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

(Above and Below) Ginger can be grated (or used in powder form) into hot tea, tea which also can be strained and used in creative iced tea/lemonade drinks. Can also be grated into smoothies to get it into one's daily regiment.

Very few chemotherapeutic compounds show the same promise of Ginger

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

"Very few chemotherapeutic compounds show promise to kill these cells" the researchers say.

Ginger compound kills Breast Cancer stem cells on many fronts

The researchers found that 6-shogaol from Ginger targets breast cancer stem cells along several different pathways………

….. including actually poisoning Breast Cancer Stem Cells .

Ginger beats the Breast Cancer Chemo Drug Taxol hands down

The researchers then compared 6-shogaol from Ginger against Breast Cancer Chemo drug Taxol as pertains to their toxicity to human breast cancer stem cells.

They found that while Taxol showed almost no effect on advanced tumor models,  6-shogaol from Ginger was found to be toxic against cancer cells.

(below) I 've been keeping some ginger in the freezer, it keeps longer and works better on the grater

Breast Cancer Chemo Drug Taxol, times 10,000 strength, does not = Ginger

The researchers then increased the chemo drug Taxol concentration by 10,000 times, but it still showed no effectiveness..

Taxol, did not show activity against the spheroids (advanced tumor models in the lab), even at 10,000 fold higher concentration compared to 6-shogaol from Ginger, the researchers noted.


(below) Garlic Ginger Chicken (I'll add a little honey to the recipe)  recipe here

The promise of food-based cures

The fact that 6-shogaol from Ginger naturally occurs in a widely consumed human food is promising for its safety profile, the researchers noted.

"Dietary compounds are welcome options for human diseases due to their time-tested acceptability by human bodies," they wrote.

Chewing Broccoli creates a cancer fighting agent?

Another food-based chemical that has shown promise against cancer stem cells is PEITC. This chemical is produced naturally from an enzyme in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage.

When the vegetables are chewed, the human body is exposed to PEITC.


(below) Ginger can be grated onto any salad or in a dressing, such as this Avocado and Mini Mozzarella Salad

PEITIC from chewing veggies also fights cervical cancer

The concentrations used in the study are actually achievable simply from a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, the researchers said.

The vegetables highest in PEITC potential are watercress and land cress.

article copied (with edits to make it a little more digestible to the non-technical audience) from an article on
original source article (though very lengthy and very technical) can be found here


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PLoS is not a journal; it’s the Public Library of Science, home to many journals. This study dealt only with pancreatic cancer, and with the effects of an injected form of ginger extract. Eat all the ginger you like; it’s unlikely to make any difference to your chances of developing or surviving cancer.


To Emer_ever (and the rest of my readers)

I’m not the biggest fan of getting into the “write and fight” over the web, but I have to respond to this comment

I’m not sure if this one of those classic emails to confuse the average consumer trying to learn more about holistic mechanisms to better their health and wellness, but I wanna just respond for the sake of my readers, and rest assured there will be no “back and forth” ………not my thing.

To Your Point 1.

To your comment, “PloS is not a Journal, but Public Library of Science”…..WHATEVER, I’m not here to split those hairs. I’m here to present something that might be of interest and might have some validity for anyone interested in researching further. As mentioned at the bottom of this article, this article is copied from an article I found on Natural, and I am using their words on what PloS is….. (I think they called it “Journal of PloS” because the URL of the website begins with “” , which of course, has nothing to do with the effectiveness of Ginger as a healing agent)

To Your Point 2.

To your comment “The study only deals with pancreatic cancer”. Not sure what study you are talking about, but I went through every word of the original article on the PLOS site, the VERY FIRST paragraph of the article reads, “Abstract. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) pose a serious obstacle to cancer therapy as they can be responsible for poor prognosis and tumor relapse. In this study, we have investigated inhibitory activity of the ginger-derived compound 6-shogaol against BREAST CANCER cells both in monolayer and in cancer-stem cell-like spheroid culture.”

Furthermore, the words “BREAST CANCER” are used on this link no less than 65 times

This is the link to the full article for anyone interested ——>

To Your Point 3

To your Comment “Eat all the ginger you like; it’s unlikely to make any difference to your chances of developing or surviving cancer”

How would you know this? How would you know the possibility or impossibility of the healing chemical interactions that take can place on the atomic level that could be induced by food based nutrition for every human being on the planet that has ever lived? I couldn’t see this comment a serving any purpose but to confuse readers to don’t yet have their minds around the possibilities of the healing powers of mother nature. If you get breast cancer if you are a woman, or get prostate cancer if you are a man, and you are depending on Chemo drugs like Taxol to heal you, then that is where you are fooling yourself I think. (I know cause my mother is dying from Chemo at this moment right before my eyes). I haven’t had cancer, but I have healed myself from a serious ailment naturally, so I know for sure Mother Nature has at least some sort of power when applied properly. Thus I am gonna eat all the Ginger (and turmeric and other powerhouses I want), and I’m sure I will never get cancer. My article expresses my belief system, if you believe something else, fine, but you might want to write your own article on your own blog and let readers make up their mind.

So, I’m not sure where you’re coning from with this comment, although I can handle it (cause I can roll with anybody), I don’t want you confuse my readers. The original article on PloS could be proven in time to be dead on accurate or totally a hoax, but I’m just presenting the information and that’s it. After I put it out, one can “vet” it and make up their own mind.

I think the most rudimentary research reveals that Ginger has addressed a diverse array of ailments for thousands of years, since ancient Chinese Medicine, but if this is all a hoax, then do you have anything to bring to the table for people suffering and looking for solutions?

I doubt it………

Doug Wallace at Gaia Health Blog

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