Cancer has slowly developed into a growing menace. More than 50% of deaths has been attributed to this deadly disease. Medical experts have conducted several studies on permanent cure of the disease.
Ayurveda too has certain prevention and curing techniques. According to this branch of medicine there are several herbs that can prevent cancer. Let us have a look at the common herbs that are proven to have anti-cancer properties.
Amla is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C and contains compounds like phyllaembic, quercetin, tannins, gallic acid, pectin and other polyphenolic compounds which is the best for rejuvenation. It has the ability to prevent and kill growth of cancerous cells and protect the healthy cells from getting affected.
Black pepper contains active substance piperine which is a chemical compound with strong antioxidant properties. It has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous stem cells of breast tumors.
Garlic contains arginine, sulphur,selenium and flavonoids. The bio-active compounds are formed from allicin when the bulb is crushed or chopped. Its consumption is known to lower risk of cancer. Garlic is an anti-bacterial agent and has the ability to stop activation and formation of cancer causing agents. Adults are recommended to have 2-5 grams of garlic daily.
Haldi or turmeric has analgesic, anti-oxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is one of the major antioxidants that collects free radicals as well as control the growth of such cells.
Cayenne contains capsaicin which is a powerful antioxidant. Several studies proved that it suppressed the growth of prostate cancer cells and even have the power to kill them.
Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng has been used to help body battle stress in Ayurveda. It has a crystalline steroidal compound that can kill cancerous cells.
Oregano contains carvacrol that helps to prevent the spread of cancer cells. This molecule is also present in mint, parsley and thyme.
Basil has always been known for its healing powers. It enhances immunity and helps to fight stress. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-stress and analgesic. The phytochemicals present can prevent chemically induced liver, oral, lung and skin cancers by increasing antioxidant activity, killing cancer cells, altering gene expressions and preventing its spread to other cells.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that has proved cancer preventive activity. Studies have shown ginger caused ovarian cancer cells to die and decrease inflammation of colon.
The healing powers of green tea which is high in anti-oxidants have been proved in several studies conducted by experts. Scientists believe that EGCG, a chemical in green tea could be powerful anti-cancer compounds.
It is always recommended to take all precautions to safeguard yourself from such diseases. Eat quality food and remain active. Do regular check-ups as earlier detection makes it easy to treat.