Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

Ginger is a more potent cancer medicine than chemotherapeutic drugs like Taxol, according to a recent study. Published in the journal PLOS One, it revealed that 6-shogaol, one of the pungent compounds present in ginger, can kill breast cancer stem cells at doses that are non-toxic to healthy cells. Researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India noted that 6-shogaol can induce autophagy, … Continue reading Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

Natural antibiotic: Research looks at potential of ginger against superbugs

Ginger is a well-known spice often used in Asian cuisine, especially in Indian, Thai, and Chinese cooking. Also known by its scientific name Zingiber officinale, ginger belongs to the same family as other medicinal spices like cardamom and turmeric. In traditional medicine, the root of the ginger plant is used to alleviate digestive problems, relieve nausea and … Continue reading Natural antibiotic: Research looks at potential of ginger against superbugs

Drink your way back to health: Ginger-based kombucha found to treat breast cancer

A study has found that ginger-based kombucha could potentially treat breast cancer. For this study, the team investigated the effects of fermented tea using an animal model. Cancer cells have many distinct characteristics, and one of them is an abnormal metabolism. For example, aerobic respiration at the invasive stage creates more reactive oxygen species (ROS). This … Continue reading Drink your way back to health: Ginger-based kombucha found to treat breast cancer

Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported that kombucha with ginger (Zingiber officinale) may help treat breast cancer. The authors observed the effect of the fermented tea on a murine breast cancer animal model. Abnormal metabolism is a hallmark in cancerous cells. To illustrate, the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, … Continue reading Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

Goji Berry Recipe: Goji-Ginger Almond Pears

Source: Goji Berry Recipe: Goji-Ginger Almond Pears by Dr. Edward Group This sweet treat combines pears, goji berries, and ginger into a surprisingly healthy dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying. Pears are a delicious metabolism booster. Anjou, bartlett, and bosc pears taste excellent and work especially well. A tip — pears are best … Continue reading Goji Berry Recipe: Goji-Ginger Almond Pears

Goji Berry Recipe: Carrot Soup with Goji, Orange, and Ginger

Source: Goji Berry Recipe: Carrot Soup with Goji, Orange, and Ginger by Dr. Edward Group Carrots are sweet, oranges are tart, ginger is spicy, and goji berries are a nutritional powerhouse. What happens when you combine them? You get an incredibly delicious and nutritious soup that makes for a super bright side dish or main course! How nutritious … Continue reading Goji Berry Recipe: Carrot Soup with Goji, Orange, and Ginger

Natural ginger is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at treating cancer, study shows

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. The chemical, known as 6-shogaol, is produced when ginger roots are dried or cooked. The researchers found that 6-shogaol … Continue reading Natural ginger is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at treating cancer, study shows

Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

Sugary drinks have become a standard part of the diet of many Americans. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2011 and 2014, six in 10 American youth and five in 10 American adults drank a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day. Unfortunately, studies have linked the frequent consumption of sweetened beverages to serious conditions like … Continue reading Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

Researchers evaluate the antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

In this study, Indian researchers investigated the ability of Mentha arvensis (wild mint) to inhibit postprandial hyperglycemia. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Interest in the use of alternative medicines to control diabetes, oxidative stress and related disorders has increased in recent years. One promising therapeutic approach is … Continue reading Researchers evaluate the antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis (wild mint)