Cancer – that dread word. Just the mention of the word strikes fears in our hearts. We pity and empathize with the cancer-stricken. We live in mortal fear of being struck down by this disease. Cancer is indeed a dreadful disease. It can spread like wildfire all through your body. Standard treatment of cancer is just as bad. It is not guaranteed to work, and radiotherapy or chemotherapy can leave you much weakened and often disfigured.
Standard treatment of cancer is just as bad. It is not guaranteed to work, and radiotherapy or chemotherapy can leave you much weakened and often disfigured.
Causes of Cancer
Cancer is rarely the caused by a single element such as a faulty gene you inherited, or a mutation of your DNA. It is usually a combination of a number of factors.
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Toxicity of the environment
- Hormonal imbalances
- Prolonged emotional conflict
A little-known fact is that cancer can be treated by addressing these issues.
Why chemotherapy doesn’t really work
Believe it or not, chemotherapy rarely cures cancer or extends life. It definitely does not improve the quality of your life either. What it does is introduce very strong toxins into your body, which are supposed to kill those cells which multiply and divide rapidly. Cancer cells do that. So far so good. Unfortunately, there are other kinds of normal cells in your body which do the same. These include hair follicles, bone marrow, and reproductive system cells. The result – loss of hair, and a disruption of the blood count. These effects can linger for a long time after the treatment is actually over.
What can herbs do
Herbs are natural. They contain many medicinal properties, which has been used by traditional practitioners through the ages. It is said that they could even cure cancer. Ordinary garden herbs, grown for everyday use have potent medicinal properties. When used with vegetables and spices, can take care of nutritional deficiencies and detoxification needs to prevent cancer, or even fight the disease. Almost all experts agree that a healthy diet is the best defense against cancer.
Here is a rundown of 5 herbs which have known cancer-fighting qualities.
Basil has been used by Ayurvedic physicians for thousands of years for a plethora of diseases and disorders, which was said to include cancer. The modern medical research appears to bear that out. It has long been known for its antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Now it has been found that it can lessen carcinogenesis – the creation of cancer cells, and prevent cancer from spreading.
This commonly used drug gets its characteristic woody fragrance from the fatty acids of terpenes that cause cancer cells to stop reproducing and die. Terpenes when administered alongside chemotherapy drugs Adriamycin and Velban have been seen to make cancer cells accept those drugs where previously they had resisted.
Thyme founds in many parts of the Earth contains an essential oil Thymol. This oil is a terpene, similar to that in Rosemary, and has similar anti-cancer properties.
This herb is a powerful stimulant of the body’s immune system. It improves the cleanup of the white blood cells. It helps fight cancer by reducing the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and also by reducing the size of cancerous tumors, particularly in the case of skin tumors.
The benefits of are too numerous to list here. It is rich in chlorophyll which cleanses the blood, helps in the creation of blood and thus helping it to carry more oxygen. Wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier. It cleanses the kidney and the liver. Regular consumption of wheatgrass juice improves the circulation and boosts the overall oxygen level.
Feverfew herbs can cure cancer. Study and research done at Rochester University in New York put the spotlight squarely on this herb. Researchers were shocked to discover that feverfew was better at killing leukemia cells than cytarabine. Parthenolide, the active ingredient in feverfew, has been fast-tracked by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
As you can see, Household and other herbs are very beneficial for you. On the one hand, they can form part of a healthy diet that will prevent cancer. On the other hand, some of them even have the capacity to fight cancer when it’s already there.
Our advice – start having more of the right herbs from today.