Asian physicians have valued the healing effect of this spicy rhizome for centuries. However, two ingredients are of particular medical importance: firstly, the so-called gingerols, which make up the pungent taste of ginger. If the rhizome is stored and dried for a prolonged period, they turn into the even sharper shogaols. A number of studies have reported different effects of 6-shogaol, making different potential uses as a drug appear possible. The use of 6-shogaol in the treatment of tumours in particular is the focus of current research.
Ginger in cancer therapy
Ginger contains bioactive compounds with a long history of medicinal use.
The most important proven bioactive substances are:
The health benefits of ginger:
Other general therapeutic applications:
The health benefits of 6-shogaol: