[toc]Cancer is a medical condition in which the cells of the body divide and continue to grow without any control, resulting in formation of abnormal cells. This uncontrolled growth of cells result in the formation of groups or clumps of cells, also called as tumors. Cancer is usually caused due to damage in the DNA structure. Usually the cell is capable of repairing the DNA, however in case of cancer, the cells continue to grow and produce new cell with the unrepaired faulty DNA.
Cancer is usually caused due to hereditary factors, exposure to carcinogens and other medical diseases like HIV, hepatitis B and C etc. Cancer is of various types and can affect any part of the body. To prevent cancer it is absolutely necessary to undergo periodic cancer screening for early detection. Cancer is usually treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. Below mentioned are some important herbs which are beneficial in preventing cancer and arresting its growth.
10 Important Herbs For Cancer
Astragalus is a very effective herbal remedy used for preventing Cancer. The root of Astragalus is rich in medicinal properties and has been used since centuries by Chinese people to increase the overall immunity of the body.
Astragalus helps in stimulating the body to produce interferon, which help the body to destroy the cancer causing cells and improve the immunity of the person. It helps in strengthening the immune system and keep cancer at bay. Astragalus can be consumed in form of herbal tea, extract, dried root powder etc.
Milk thistle has been used traditionally for preventing Cancer and liver related diseases. The main component of Milk Thistle is Silymarin, which not only helps in protecting liver but also stimulates regeneration of cells.
Milk thistle has been find to be very helpful in stopping the growth of certain tumors and cancers. This herb is rich in anti-oxidant properties and therefore, very helpful in controlling the cancer of skin, liver, breast, prostrate, cervix etc. Milk thistle can be consumed in form of tincture, tonic, capsules etc.
Evening primrose is another very good herb used for preventing Cancer. The main component of evening primrose is GLA, which helps in protecting the body against instances of breast cancer. It is also very useful in bringing down the inflammation of the cells caused by cancerous cells and helps in booting the overall immunity of the body. Evening primrose oil can be consumed by adding it to food products before consumption.
Turmeric has been widely used since long as a way to prevent cancer. Curcumin, is the main component of turmeric and is very effective in reducing the inflammation of the body tissues.
It also helps in boosting the overall immunity of the body. Turmeric is especially helpful in cancer, as it helps in shrinking the cancerous tumors and restricts the supply of blood to the tumors, thereby inhibiting their further growth. Turmeric an be consumed daily by adding it to food.
Cat’s claw is another herbal remedy which has been popularly used to prevent cancer. Cat’s claw is a very good immune system booster and stimulates the production of white and red blood cells for fighting against the body infections.
It also helps in reducing the size of the tumor and encourages the white blood cells of the body to clear toxins. All these properties of cat’s claw makes it a wonderful herbal remedy for preventing cancer especially of the skin. Cat’s claw can be consumed in form of tinctures, tonics etc.
Bloodroot is another very powerful herbal remedy used for treating and preventing Cancer. Bloodroot contains phytochemicals known as sanguinarine, which is used externally to shrink and remove skin cancers, warts and some skin tags. Bloodroot has special ability to dissolve abnormal growths on the skin and other types of cancer. Bloodroot is used externally on cancerous skin growth in form of juice or salve.
Parsley is another very useful herb which is effective in controlling and preventing Cancer. Parsley contains an oil known as apigenine, which helps in preventing the growth of blood vessels responsible for providing blood supply to the cancerous tumors.
Parsley also contains certain photochemical which help in delaying the rate of cell division, thereby providing enough time for faulty DNA to correct its code and prevent cancerous growth. It also helps in boosting the immunity of the body and is especially effective in controlling cancer of the lungs, breast, colon etc. Parsley can be consumed in form of garnish on food.
Rosemary is yet another herb which has been used traditionally for curing many types of ailments including prevention of Cancer. Rosemary is rich in anti-oxidants and also helps in reducing the inflammation of the body tissues.
Rosemary is very effective in shrinking the tumors of the body by inhibiting their growth. Rosemary can be taken in form of herbal tea, tonic, tincture, oil etc.
Ginger is a very useful herbal remedy which is used to prevent Cancer. The main component of ginger is gingerols, which not only helps in preventing the growth of cancer cells but also helps in restricting the cancer growth. It also stimulates the cancer cell to destroy themselves, thereby helping in spreading of cancer.
Ginger also helps in shrinking the cancer cells and helps in boosting the overall immunity of the body. It is also very effective in reducing the inflammation of the cells and helps in protecting the body from being destroyed by free radicals. Ginger is especially beneficial in the cancer of breast, colon, liver, lung, pancreas etc. Ginger can be consumed raw, in form of juice, herbal tea, tonic, extract, powder etc.
Oregano is yet another herbal remedy which has been used effectively to prevent Cancer. Oregano contains certain compounds like thymol, rosmarinic acid and carvacrol , which help the body in protecting against cancer.
Oregano is also helpful in reducing the inflammation of the cells and prevents them from being destroyed by free radicals. Oregano is especially effective in fighting against the cancer of prostrate by stimulating the cells to self destruct. Oregano can be consumed in form of seasoning on various food and sauces.