Prostate cancer or enlargement is common in men. It is estimated that over 50 percent of men will have this problem by the time they are fifty. The number goes up to 80 percent of all men over the age of 80. Many who have this problem never know it unless they are screened for it with the PSA test, or it obstructs urinary flow.
The issue is that surgery for prostate cancer can sometimes do more harm than good, turning what was a small problem into something more serious. The surgery can leave men impotent and incontinent, and all to treat a condition that wasn’t going to kill them in the first place. However, there are natural ways to treat prostate cancer that do not involve surgery or medication. Ginger seems to be one of those natural treatments.
Recent research found that ginger extract was able to kill prostate cancer cells while leaving the healthy ones intact. This gives it an advantage over traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy which kills cancer cells and healthy cells at the same time. The study treated men with prostate cancer with 100 mg of ginger for every kg of body weight and continued this treatment for two months. The conclusion was that prostate cancer cells had been eliminated after the this time.
Since ginger has anti-inflammatory properties it seems to be an up-and-coming treatment for cancer. This is due to its ability to interrupt the reproductive cycle of cancer cells. It also appears to be able to induce cancer cell “suicide”, also called apoptosis. Most important, it seems to be able to do this without being toxic to other kinds of rapidly-reproducing cells. Chemotherapy is dangerous to these kinds of cells. Men taking ginger supplements can receive other health benefits, too. It can improve arthritis, high cholesterol, and high blood pressur