According to WebMd, researchers have found ginger able to kill cancer cells in two ways.
In a process called apoptosis, cancer cells kill themselves without harming surrounding healthy cells.
In another process known as autophagy, cancer cells are duped into digesting themselves as described by J. Rebecca Liu, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the
University of Michigan doing extensive research on ginger's effects on ovarian cancer cells.
While only preliminary, and animal and human trials are still needed, the research is promising because patient's with ovarian cancer develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs, so ginger’s ability to kill cancer cells in more than one way may prove useful.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan Health system does not recommend ginger supplements, but does recommend fresh ginger in dietary form not only for its potential cancer fighting role, but also because it is healthy in other ways and works great for nausea.
How To Use In Juicing
Ginger adds a fresh, floral, and crisp flavor to a variety of juice blends, or if you really love it, you can take a small shot of it on its own.
Peel a small piece of fresh ginger with a spoon and add to your juicer, typically a 1” inch piece is more than enough. While ginger does not produce a lot of juice, it does add a lot of flavor so a little goes a long way.
Caution: Avoid excessive amounts if you take blood-thinners or diabetes medication, ask your doctor.