Health & Fitness


Herbs for Treating Cancer

Post Reply New Post

Page 1 of 1




Joined: 23 November 2010

Posts: 10

Posted: 23 November 2010 at 2:21am | IP Logged
As cancer rates continue to increase and confidence in the adequacy and overall safety of traditional medical treatments is eroding in some quarters, many people are choosing to prevent or treat various types of cancer with natural herbs and essential oils. There have been several studies on the cancer-fighting effects of herbs and essential oils that show some promise, which is good news to those who are looking for an alternative means to treating cancer.

      Green Tea

   1. Green Tea is a popular herbal remedy that millions use daily for a variety of ailments. History suggests that green tea dates back 500,000 years ago and was cultivated by China and India for medicinal purposes. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, green tea may help to prevent cancer. Polyphenol, an active ingredient in green tea, is thought to be responsible for the prevention of cancer. Several studies have shown that green tea inhibits and prevents the groW*H of cancerous cells in several forms of cancer such as bladder, breast, prostate, stomach, pancreatic, lung, esophageal, colorectal and ovarian cancer.
      Vitamin C

   2. Vitamin C is well known for its antioxidant and immunity boosting properties, but studies also suggest that it is also beneficial to cancer patients. According to the MetroWest Medical Center, a medical study of cancer patients has shown that the individuals taking vitamin C had a nearly double survival rate as opposed the to the patients who did not take vitamin C.

      Vitamin C has also been shown to have beneficial effects such as an improved sense of well-being, pain reduction, a strengthened immune system and more powerful collagen. In order to be effective, high quantities of vitamin C must be consumed daily. For more information and proper dosage, consult your health care professional.

      Flaxseed Oil

   3. Flaxseed oil is an herbal oil derived from the seeds of a flax plant. Although flax is cultivated to make linen, several studies suggest that flaxseed oil contains anti-cancer ingredients. According to the American Cancer Society, research has shown that flaxseed oil has the ability to prevent cancer groW*H. Most studies have been done on laboratory animals and have shown significant reduction in the movement and stickiness of cancerous cells. Also, studies have shown that a proper diet supplemented with flaxseed oil may reduce the groW*H and formation of certain types of cancer such as prostate and breast cancer.

      Although more studies are needed in humans in regards to flaxseed oil's cancer fighting abilities, the results of extensive animal tests and clinical trials show a lot of promise. Consult with your health care professional as to the proper dosage of flaxseed oil that will be the most beneficial to you.

Dear Guest, Being an unregistered member you are missing out on participating in the lively discussions happening on the topic "Herbs for Treating Cancer" in Health & Fitness forum. In addition you lose out on the fun interactions with fellow members and other member exclusive features that India-Forums has to offer. Join India's most popular discussion portal on Indian Entertainment. It's FREE and registration is effortless so JOIN NOW!

Post Reply New Post

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Tabi_tabbsum 4 1152 25 October 2009 at 12:10am
By -LilyGurl-
Eat mushrooms to fight cancer Born-star 0 635 17 August 2008 at 11:48pm
By Born-star
Chewing Gum, Makes u have gum cancer? -Priii- 2 2383 19 March 2008 at 1:32am
By payal_r
Breast Cancer Drug Approved -Khushiyana- 0 654 24 February 2008 at 10:23am
By -Khushiyana-
Eating Habits To Prevent Cancer -Mystery- 0 779 25 November 2007 at 8:26pm
By -Mystery-

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category

Active Forums

Limit search to this Forum only.


Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.