Cancer fighting spices

Just thought this might be helpful…

1. Garlic

Garlic is known to have good medicinal properties and a compound Diallyl sulphide (DAS) present in it has cancer preventing properties. IITR study has found it effective in preventing and controlling skin and liver cancer. But, if one wants to know how much of garlic intake everyday can do the needful, that’s a tricky question.

2. Ginger

Ginger supplements were found to reduce markers of colon inflammation in a group of research subjects , according to a study funded by a National Cancer Institute grant and recently published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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3. Cinnamon
Cinnamon helps fight the growth of certain cancers. US Department of Agriculture researchers have reported that cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. Cinnamon also has anti-diabetic action, helping to regulate blood sugar. Clinical research showed that cinnamon decreases serum glucose levels. In animal studies, cinnamon extract improved insulin action by increasing glucose uptake in muscles.
4. Turmeric
When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice. R educes the risk of childhood leukemia.
5. Cayenne Pepper
In clinical studies conducted in Japan, England and the United States, capsaicin, the critical secondary metabolite compound found in cayenne pepper (and other hot peppers), has been shown to cause cancer cells to undergo “apoptosis” a form of celllular self-termination or suicide.

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