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5 Cancer Fighting Spices - Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon, Turmeric and Cayenne pepper prevents cancer in men and women

Updated on July 11, 2012

Spices like Garlic. Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric and Cayenne pepper are some of the spices we use in our day to day life. But how many of us know that they are also cancer fighting spices. One of most important factor in rising of cancer cases are our changing life style. Smoking, pollution, tobacco chewing and ultra violet rays due to depleting ozone adds to the causes of cancer. So apart from maintaining a healthy life style, there are some spices which you can take regularly to prevent cancer.

Apart from viruses and genetic conditions, most of the other reasons are related to bad living habits. Some of them are:

  • carcinogen, produced from tobacco burning
  • age related changes to cells
  • weak immune system
  • smoking, alcohol, diet and being overweight
  • Over exposure to sun
  • Natural and man made radiation like radiations near nuclear reactor
  • Work place hazards
  • Asbestos
  • Bacteria who cause bowel cancer

Garlic prevents cancer
Garlic prevents cancer

1. Garlic prevents Cancer

Garlic is widely recognized to be very effective in preventing cancer in human body. It contains photochemical allicin which help in formation of cancer fighting enzymes in the body. Apart from that, Garlic helps in building immune system and lower the cholesterol level and prevent cardiovascular diseases like heart attack by regulating the flow of blood in vessels. regular intake of garlic decreases the risk of prostate, colon, throat and stomach cancer.

Ginger prevents cancer
Ginger prevents cancer

2. Ginger Prevents Cancer

Apart from Garlic, ginger is also know as cancer preventing spice. It has got anti-inflammatory properties which is helpful in treatment of cancer, osteoarthritis and and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also helpful in case of infections like common cold and cough. Ginger is also known as stimulant for appetite, treatment of nausea and hang over.

Cinnamon prevents cancer
Cinnamon prevents cancer

3. Cinnamon prevents cancer

We have been using cinnamon in tea and coffee but do you know that cinnamon also has cancer preventing properties and it also protect from type 2 diabetes and different types of heart related diseases. Just like garlic, this spice derived from tree bark also regulated the flow for blood in vessels. If taken regularly, it helps in lowering glucose level in blood, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Turmeric prevents cancer
Turmeric prevents cancer

4. Turmeric prevents cancer

Medicinal property of turmeric is known by everyone and have been used in house holds and pharmaceuticals for preparing many drugs. Wide range of research proved that Turmeric have cancer preventing properties. This is also used in various other medicine which include drugs for inflammation-fighting compounds called curcuminoids. It also helps in curing diseases like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Turmeric is also used skin and beauty products.

Cayenne Pepper prevents cancer
Cayenne Pepper prevents cancer

5. Cayenne Pepper prevents cancer

Not many people know that Cayenne Pepper is also helpful in preventing cancer. It contains capsacin which is known as cancer preventing medicine. When regularly taken in food, it has a good effect on your body. This is because Cayenne peppers contains beta carotene, anti oxidants and immune boosters which are greatly responsible for building membrane tissue which are the first level of defense against attacks of viruses, bacteria and host of other diseases carrying microbes.


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      Yoselin 4 years ago

      Is sugar bad for cancer patients ?

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      navneetjha 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks Dale.. I am glad you liked it.

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      Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      Most informative! It is amazing at what can be done with such common spices!

      Voted up, interesting and useful.