Ginger and Garlic
Ginger as a cancer prevention agent
Ginger helps in relieving patients of Nausea and Vomiting. It helps in calming the stomach and intestines by increasing the flow of saliva and digestive juices. According to studies, Ginger helps Nausea caused by chemotherapy, further research is required to prove the statement.
Eating Ginger is proven as an effective blood-thinning agent. It prevents the blood Platelets from sticking together. Consumption of Ginger associated with chemotherapy-related nausea, stools, and vomitings is suggested.
Garlic as a cancer prevention agent:
- Cell cycle arrest Cell cycle arrest is caused by Garlic in different phases such as the G0/G1 phase, G2/M phase. Chemotherapy drugs are also known to cause cell cycle arrest at different points.
- Decreased angiogenesis Angiogenesis is a biological process that promotes the growth of blood vessels that helps tumors in their growth. Cancer tumors cannot grow beyond a few millimeters without this process. Garlic reduces the ability of cancer cells to promote the growth of blood vessels.
- Increased rate of apoptosis Garlic is known to increase the rate of apoptosis. This is a process that helps normal cells die after a point, whereas cancer cells often avoid this process. Garlic consumption helps speed up the process.