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Ginger and Other Spices Against Disease

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"'our research shows that] extract of 'ginger] can improve significantly the ...immunologic function in 'animals with tumors whose immune systems were inadequate.]" see footnote a.

"... 'ginger] showed the highest concentration of melatonin, a potent scavenger of highly toxic hydroxl radical 'chemicals within the body.]"

Others they tested were ripe banana, corn, rice and barley. Potato was also tested, but was found to have no benefit in this regard.

"...pomegranate and strawberry 'had a low level.]" footnote b.

"...ginger may act as a novel agent in the prevention and treatment of motion sickness." c.

"In this study, 36 extracts derived from 29 plant species...were tested for 'anti-fungus] activity against 13 human pathogenic 'disease-causing] fungi... 'They were tested against commonly used anti-fungal drugs, amphotericin B and ketoconazole.] "Several plant extracts, notably from 'ginger and 'butternut] had pronounced antifungal activity against a wide variety of fungi, including strains that were highly resistant to the drugs.] d.

"Results indicated that extracts of ginger root and bitter kola may contain compounds with therapeutic activity 'against respitory tract pathogens 'disease-causing bacteria.]" e.

"...the antioxidant, anticancer, and anti'fungal bacteria] activities of extracts from ginger...rosemary...and turmeric were evaluated...their anticancer action was tested against nine human cancer 'tissues:] lung, breast...melanoma, colon, prostate, leukemia and kidney. The rosemary extracts exhibited the strongest antioxidant and lowest anti 'fungal bacteria] activities. Turmeric extracts showed the greatest anti 'fungal bacteria] activity. Ginger and turmeric extracts showed the greatest selective anticancer activities. f. 

Acknowledgement is due to Shane Ellison, M.Sc., for his origination of the idea for this report. He is also author of a book obtainable at

Ginger and Other Spices Against Disease Footnotes

a. By Liu & Zhu, Dept. of Preventative Med., Lanzhou Med. College, Lanzhou 730000, China. In Wei Sheng Yan Jiu, vol. 31, 2002.

b. By F.A. Badria, Pharma. Dept., Mansoura U., Mansoura 35516, Egypt. In Journal of Med. Foods, vol. 5, 2002.

c. By Lien, Sun, Chen, Owyang, et al., Dept. of Internal Med., Taichung Veterans Gen. Hosp., Nat. Yang-Ming U., Taipei, Taiwan. In Amer. Journal Physiol Gastro. & Liver Physiology, vol. 284, 2003.
d. By Ficker, Anason, Vindas, Smith, et al., Biology Dept., Carleton U., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In Mycoses, vol. 46, 2003.

e. By Akoachere, Ndip, Chenwi, Anong, et al., Dept. of Life Sciences, U. of Buea, PO Box 63, Cameroon. In E. Africa Med. Journal, vol. 79, 2002.

f. By Leal, Braga, Sato, Meireles, et al., U. of Campinas, Caiza Postal 6121, 13083-970, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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