Can I use ginger with honey for cancer
Ginger root has not only a bright spicy taste and an incomparable smell, but also a number of healing qualities, among which the important property of the plant is to prevent the malignant transformation of the cell. This circumstance makes it possible to effectively use this product, especially in combination with honey, which is no less beneficial for health, in the complex therapy of the fight against cancer. All the features of the use of ginger and honey in oncology will be discussed in our review.
Ginger and honey: the use of folk remedies in oncology
To say that with the help of ginger and honey you can fight and win an oncological diagnosis or even count on a sharp improvement in the condition of a cancer patient by taking such a remedy would be a dangerous exaggeration. And yet, it should be noted the appearance in the last period of time of scientifically sound information about the amazing effect that the two mentioned products have on the body of humans and animals.
Did you know? In 2018, the famous American scientist James Ellison and his colleague from Japan Tasuku Hondze were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. Their discovery is considered a breakthrough in the fight of mankind against cancer, because, as experts say, it allows you to "unlock" the internal mechanisms of the immune system, which inhibit the timely recognition and destruction of cancer cells at an early stage of their growth.
The mechanism of influence on cancer of ginger with honey
Biologically active components, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, etc., which are part of both considered natural components, possess a pronounced property to suppress the pathological process of converting typical cells to atypical ones.
The substance in the composition of ginger, which has a pronounced anticancerogenic (anti-cancer) effect, is called gingerol (gingerol). Its maximum amount is contained in the rhizome of the plant, in the aerial part, the dose of this compound is quite small.
In a sense, gingerol has every reason to be considered a unique natural cure for cancer, since its only source in nature is Zingiber officinal (pharmaceutical ginger).
In addition to gingerol, ginger also contains about one and a half hundred components, many of which also play an important role in the destruction of cancer cells. We can speak with confidence about this with respect to at least two compounds — the paradol (paradol) and the shogaol (shôgaol).
Important! The ability of cancer cells to adapt to traditional medications that act indiscriminately on all cells leads to the fact that it is the stem cells of the tumor, which pose the greatest danger, that gain increased survival as a result of using chemotherapy.
It's hard to believe, but the combination of gingerol, paradol and shagola in certain situations shows effectiveness in the fight against a tumor that is ten thousand (!) Times higher than the effectiveness of the most modern drugs used in chemotherapy. Moreover, these compounds, unlike most medicines, act with amazing selectivity - they destroy atypical cells and do not cause any harm to healthy ones.
Scientists have long discovered the unpleasant ability of cancer cells to get used to the action of even the most powerful drugs, after which the treatment loses its effectiveness. However, the ginger extract used to fight cancer does not show such a decrease.
However, it should be noted that the described properties, the secret of the molecular action of which is still a mystery to scientists, is possessed by natural ginger. The constituent components obtained by synthetic means do not exhibit such anti-cancer activity.
The antitumor properties of honey are not so striking, but they should also not be neglected.. Scientists are currently actively investigating the effect of flavonoids (chrysin, apigenin, kempferol, hesperetin, quercetin, genistein, luteolin, naringenin, pinocendrine, pinobanksin, etc.) on various types of neoplasms in rodents, and the results are very encouraging. True, honey shows maximum efficiency in the case when rodents receive the product before a tumor is introduced into their body.
At the same time, as in the case of ginger, honey shows the same selective cytotoxicity (the ability to inhibit the development of pathologically altered cells, leaving all the others unharmed), which cannot be ensured either with chemotherapy drugs or radiation forms of treatment. Thus, the anti-cancer activity of ginger and honey is neither a myth nor an exaggeration.
Drinking ginger with honey if you suspect a tumor, instead of seeking professional medical help, is a mistake that can cost a patient his life.
But the use of this product as a prophylaxis of the development of malignant neoplasms (for example, if a person is at risk from the point of view of heredity, nature of work, lifestyle, or for other reasons) is a useful and correct habit.
Indications for use in oncology of ginger with honey
- According to recent scientific studies, ginger helps to cope with malignant tumors that affect organs such as:
- colon and its appendage (colorectal cancer);
Currently, scientists are conducting active research on the effectiveness of ginger and honey in the fight against cancer of the liver, stomach, throat, blood, and skin (including melanoma). However, it is too early to talk about the positive results of this work.
- As for honey, its antitumor and antimetastatic effects manifest themselves in relation to such forms of the disease as:
- osteosarcoma (bone cancer);
- endometrial carcinoma;
- prostate cancer (especially active in the fight against this disease fir, pine and thyme varieties of honey);
- colorectal cancer (pay attention to monoflera varieties of the gelam and nenas brands);
- liver cancer (honey gelam);
- breast cancer, including solid cancer and carcinoma (first of all, with this diagnosis, toiletg honey is useful);
- cervical cancer;
- oral cancer;
- non-small cell lung cancer;
- bladder cancer;
- skin cancer;
- kidney cancer.
Did you know? The results of a study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of the American state of Georgia showed that the inclusion of a ginger-based drug in the nutrition of mice with diagnosed prostate cancer made it possible to reduce the size of the tumor by an average of more than half.
Contraindications for the use of ginger with honey in the treatment of oncology
Any biologically active component can simultaneously have the ability to help solve one problem and at the same time be the reason for creating a new one, be useful for one organ and cause a violation of the functions of another.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of conditions that are a contraindication for honey and ginger, and in all these cases, the doctor has to make a difficult decision when treating a cancer patient: ignore the effect associated with the negative effect of the components of one or both of these products on the patient’s general diseases, for the sake of the benefits that he will receive from the point of view of fighting the tumor, or to build a therapeutic course with the use of other medicines, possibly less effective, but safer.
It should be noted that for each of the two products under consideration there is a separate list of conditions in which it is desirable to exclude or seriously restrict their reception.
Some of the items in these lists are common - thus, neither honey nor ginger should be included in the diet when:
- any diseases associated with a violation of the integrity or hypersensitivity of the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract (ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, colitis, enteritis, erosion, etc.) - both products can irritate the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, as well as provoke an increased the allocation of pancreatic (pancreatic) juice, thereby worsening the condition of the patient;
- gallstone and urolithiasis - both products can trigger the onset of stone movement along the ducts;
- acute diseases, accompanied by fever - due to the risk of increased fever and fever.
- Contraindications for taking honey are:
- individual intolerance (this product is highly allergenic);
- diabetes mellitus and other conditions in which the restriction of carbohydrate intake is recommended;
- alcoholism, drug addiction and some psychiatric illnesses.
With regard to honey allergies, it is important to note that it can be inherited to humans at the genetic level, but at the same time concern only some varieties of bee products. For example, the minimum risk of allergies, according to doctors, causes acacia honey.
Accordingly, with the manifestation of signs of intolerance, it makes sense to carry out a detailed study each time and identify a specific allergen - in this case, it is highly likely that honey can be treated by selecting a safe variety.
- Ginger is considered incompatible with conditions such as:
- hepatitis, cirrhosis and other serious liver diseases;
- problems in the cardiovascular system (high blood pressure, weak vascular walls, risk of heart attack or stroke, coronary heart disease, etc.);
- bleeding and hemorrhage (including menstruation and hemorrhoids), problems with blood coagulation (ginger has the property of thinning the blood);
- some skin diseases.
It is also necessary to bear in mind that certain drugs have a similar effect with substances contained in honey or ginger. If you drink such drugs in parallel with the use of folk remedies, an overdose can occur and, as a result, a serious deterioration.
Ginger and honey as part of the complex therapy of oncological diseases of various kinds are usually used in the form of tea, infusion or decoction, sometimes with the addition of some other components that also have pronounced anticarcinogenic activity.
Ginger broth with honey
- ginger root;
- dried rose hips;
- pharmacy chamomile.
Important! All ingredients in this recipe are used in equal proportions. In order for the broth not to lose its properties, it is best to cook it based on 1 liter of water - this portion is enough for 2-3 days.
- Grind ginger in any convenient way.
- Shred the rose hips in a mortar or break with a rolling pin.
- Mix ginger, rose hip and chamomile in a small saucepan and pour water at a ratio of 3:10 (300 grams of mixture will be needed per 1 liter of water).
- Put the container on fire and bring to a boil.
- After a few minutes, remove from heat, cover and let it brew until it cools completely.
- Strain the liquid, add honey to it, mix well until completely dissolved.
During the day, you should drink 70–80 ml of the resulting drink 4-5 times. The effect of such a drug does not depend on whether it is taken on an empty stomach or after eating.
Ginger infusion with honey
- ginger root: 50 g;
- honey: 1 tbsp. l .;
- lemon juice: 1 tbsp. l .;
- water: 500 ml.
Important! This drug has not only anticancer activity, but also acts on the body as a general strengthening and immunostimulating agent, and in addition, it improves digestion processes. For these reasons, it can be used for colds, weaknesses, vitamin deficiencies, and even to fight excess weight.
- Wash and grind the rhizome to a pulp state.
- Mix the resulting substance with honey and lemon juice.
- Pour the mixture with 100 ml of purified water (no need to heat the water) and mix thoroughly.
- Pour 400 ml of boiling water into a container, stir again.
- Cover the container with a lid, wrap it up, let it brew for at least 20 minutes.
Thus obtained infusion should be drunk during the day, dividing it into 2-3 servings.
Ginger Honey Paste
- fresh ginger root: 100 g;
- liquid honey.
- Wash the rhizome and, without peeling, rub on a fine grater. As a simpler option, you can do this: cut the root into a small cube and then kill in a blender. This method is much faster and does not require long and complicated cleaning of the grater, which is also accompanied by large losses of raw materials.
- Add honey to the resulting slurry and mix thoroughly using a wooden, ceramic or plastic spoon (from contact with the metal, the useful components of honey begin to oxidize).
- Place the finished mixture in a non-metallic dish, seal tightly and refrigerate for 48 hours until thickened.
You need to take the drug for 1 tbsp. l 2-3 times a day or 1 hour. 3-4 times a day.
Infusion of ginger-honey-garlic
- ginger root: 50 g;
- honey: 2 tbsp. l .;
- garlic: 3-4 cloves;
- water: 1 l.
- Wash the ginger and, without peeling, grate on a fine grater.
- Peel the garlic, peel it, peel or mince it through a crush.
- Mix both components, add honey to them.
- Transfer the resulting mixture to a thermos and fill it with purified water, heated to the “white key” state (approximately + 85 ... + 90 ° С).
- Cork the thermos and let it brew for 2-3 hours.
Take the drug should be 200-250 ml throughout the day.
Use of ginger and honey to relieve the condition after chemotherapy
The reason that ginger and honey are increasingly being used in the treatment of patients undergoing chemotherapy is not in the anticancerogenic properties of these products.
Thus, the use of ginger during chemotherapy is not intended to contribute to recovery as such, but to ensure that the patient's general well-being can become better, and therefore, the patient can easily tolerate this difficult but effective treatment method.
Honey in this case acts as an ideal sweetener for a burning spice, capable of also affecting the body as a powerful immunostimulant.
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea
- ginger root: 30 g;
- lemon: 1 piece;
- honey: 1 tbsp. l .;
- water: 1 l.
- Grind ginger in any convenient way.
- Wash the lemon and chop finely chop without peeling.
- Put both components in a thermos, pour hot, but not enough time to boil water.
- Close the thermos tightly and leave to insist for 20-30 minutes.
- After some time, add honey and lemon to tea.
- Close the thermos again and leave for another 5-10 minutes.
Drink without filtering, like regular tea, but with a bit of bitter taste.
Ginger infusion with honey, lemon and mint
- fresh ginger root: 25-30 g;
- lemon: ½ pieces;
- fresh or dry mint: 5-6 branches;
- honey: 1 tbsp. l .;
- water: 500 ml.
Did you know? According to statistics, today more than 20 thousand people die from cancer every day. Scientists predict that by the end of the third decade of the twentiethІ century, a fatal diagnosis will be heard by at least 20 million new patients, approximately 65% of whom expect death due to too late detection of the disease.
- Wash rhizome and lemon and, without peeling, grind in a blender or using a meat grinder.
- Finely chop the mint.
- Put lemon-ginger mixture in a glass bowl with high sides, add mint and honey.
- Pour the ingredients with hot water (optimum temperature + 85 ... + 90 ° C) and mix thoroughly.
- Cover, leave to infuse overnight.
- After a while, if desired, strain.
Drink in small portions throughout the day.
It is pointless and even immoral to prove the low effectiveness of traditional methods of treatment to a person who has refused official medicine, but as long as the patient can still be helped, entrusting the salvation of his life is still worth modern science, and not a folk method of healing. Neither ginger, nor any other medicinal plant is able to destroy the tumor and stop the spread of metastases, if treatment is limited only by their use.
The anticancer effect of this spice is more likely to prevent the development of the disease, and also, to a certain extent, allows us to hope for a higher probability of recovery, but only if you use the product as recommended by a doctor in combination with chemotherapy and other methods of combating cancer.