6-Shogaol

6-Shogaol –
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6-shogaol

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:

  • 6-shogao
  • 6-gingerol
  • Comprehensive studies are available for 6-shogaol.

The health benefits of ginger:

  • Evidence of therapeutic benefits for over 2,000 years
  • Destruction of tumour stem cells and stopping of proliferation
  • Reduced cell ageing/anti-ageing effect
  • Anti-inflammatory, e.g. in ulcerative colitis

Other general therapeutic applications:

  • Diabetes
  • Ischemia
  • Infections

The health benefits of 6-shogaol:

  • 6-shogaol: is able to fight the stem cells of various cancers:
  • Breast cancer (best documented studies)
  • Bronchial cancer
  • Liver cancer (HCC)
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Leukaemia