Scientists at Osaka Metropolitan University have discovered a Miracle Ginger With Anti-Cancer Properties! The ginger is known as ‘Kencur,’ and is a tropical plant in the ginger family. The ginger plant is from Southeast Asia and has shown some incredible results! The main active component of this ginger is the ethyl p-methoxycinnamate (EMC). This active ingredient seems to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Let’s dive in to know more.
Research Study and Findings
Kencur ginger is a fragrant spice. People often use this in meals as well. Kencur is also a natural solution for digestive issues. Kencur extract and its active ingredient suppressed cancer cell growth at both cellular and animal levels! Associate Professor Akiko Kojima has led the study along with the team at Osaka Metropolitan University.
“The results of this study confirm the anti-cancer effects of Kencur extract and its main active ingredient, EMC. It is highly expected that TFAM will become a new marker for anti-cancer effects in the future as research advances in related fields,” says Associate Professor Akiko Kojima.
The results of the study indicate that EMC is predominantly responsible for hindering cancer cell growth. However, the mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM) seemed to play a critical role in creating the anti-cancer effect.
Current treatment options have a high level of toxicity. This comprehensive study has the objective of finding treatment options that have little or no toxicity. The Kencur extract showed cytotoxicity towards cancer cells and not to normal cells. The study is a breakthrough in one of the most concerning issues of this day and age.
Scientists at Osaka Metropolitan University have discovered a Miracle Ginger With Anti-Cancer Properties! The ginger is known as ‘Kencur,’ and is a plant in the ginger family. The main active component of this ginger is the ethyl p-methoxycinnamate (EMC). This seems to inhibit the growth of cancer cells! The findings of the study has
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