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- Prevent Cancer
Cancer is involves uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.
Ginger has been researched as a treatment for cancer. Several forms of cancer were looked at in the studies. The benificial anti-cancer properties are said to be related 6-gingerol. This is found in large amounts in raw ginger.
In a 30 individuals study, 2 grams of ginger extract each day reduced inflammatory signalling molecules in the colon. However, in a later study using individuals with a high risk of colon cancer, the researchers did not confirm these findings.
There is some limited evidence which suggests that ginger could be effective against pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. More research is needed. But what would talking a little raw ginger daily hurt.
- Improve Brain Function and Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are believed to be some of the key factors related to Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.
There are animal studies that tend to indicate that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger may inhibit brain inflammatory responses.
Further some research indicates that ginger can enhance brain function directly. In one study, which used 60 middle-aged women, ginger extract was said to improve reaction time and working memory.
There are many animal studies which show that ginger can protect against age-related decline in brain function.
- The Active Ingredient in Ginger Can Help Fight Infections
Gingerol, which is that bioactive part of fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections.
With ginger extract can inhibit a wide range of bacteria.
Ginger has proved to be effective against the oral bacteria which are linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, like gingivitis and periodontitis.
Fresh ginger some say may be good to use against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.