This is Part 2 of Twenty Plus Alternative, Natural, and Herbal Remedies for Cancer. To check out Part 1, click here.
- The Heal All ‘Black Seed Oil’ (Nigella Sativa Oil): Black seed is known to heal everything under the sun but death itself. Nigella Sativa, or black seeds, are used as a spice in many Asian and Arabic dishes. Both of my parents took black seed oil internally in order to boost their immune systems, creating energy as a result. Black seeds have been used for centuries for a wide variety of health conditions such as headaches, asthma, intestinal worms, and infections. The seed itself contains an active compound called thymoquinone, which has shown promising results in the fight against such cancers as leukemia, colon, breast, and brain. If you are interested in purchasing 100% Pure-Cold Pressed and Extra-Virgin Black Seed Oil, please click here.
- Vitamin D3: According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “There is scientific evidence which candecrease your risk of cancer by more than half, simply by optimizing your Vitamin D levels with appropriate sun exposure.” He also went on to state that “Your serum levels should hold steady at 50-70 ng/ml, but, if you are being treated for cancer, it should be closer to 80-90 ng/ml for optimal benefit.” To learn more about how Vitamin D3 assists in combating cancer, consider the book titled Vitamin D3 and Solar Power for Optimal Health: An Anti-Cancer, Anti-Aging Breakthrough, written by Marc Sorenson.
- Turmeric: A wealth of research in Ayurveda and western herbalism has shown the efficacy of turmeric in the healing of many illnesses, including cancer. Dr. William LaValley who focuses on clinical work in regards to the treatment of cancer, has confirmed that curcumin, a derivative of turmeric, has a potent anti-cancer activity. Curcumin in turmeric inhibits proliferation of tumor cells, decreasing inflammation as a result. It is known to work best with a pinch of cayenne or black pepper, inhibiting normal cells to become cancerous, destroying mutated cancer cells (stopping the spread), and preventing an ample blood supply in forming cancer cells. In Ayurveda, it is recommended to cook vegetables and legumes with turmeric for better absorption. Also, it is recommended to drink turmeric with warm milk, such as raw, unpasteurized milk from a cow that is raised in a healthy environment without any hormones or antibiotics. Make sure to purchase only organic turmeric for any uses regarding medicinal purposes.
Dr. Bharat Aggarwal is famous for having said:
“We have not found a single cancer on which curcumin does not work.”
- Ginger: Research has shown that ginger may have a positive effect on cancer, especially in regards to ovarian cancer. Ginger inhibits growth, modulating the secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer. Ginger has the ability to kill cancer in two ways, the first being apoptosis, and the second autophagy. Both of these processes allows the cancer cells to be destroyed upon impact.
- Triphala – Best Ayurvedic Medicine: Triphala is one of the best known Ayurvedic herbal combinations to date, with tri meaning ‘three’, and phala meaning ‘fruit’. Triphala is a combination of three medicinal fruits; amla/amalaki (emblica officinalis), haritaki (terminalia chebula), and bibhitaki (terminalia bellirica). This herbal formula is a healing antioxidant, colon cleanser, mild laxative, and digestive/diuretic aid. Gallic acid is an important compound that is present in all three of the fruits mentioned above. It is useful in reducing the growth of tumorous cells in the body, which can later develop into cancer. Triphala has antineoplastic, radioprotective, chemotherapeutic, and immunomodulatory effects on the body. Triphala causes apoptosis (natural cell death) in neoplastic cells however, ceases to damage normal healthy cells in the body. Make sure to purchase organic powdered triphala, drinking it with a tea in order to reach maximum potential. Begin the intake of triphala (1/4 – ½ teaspoons) with a cup of water.
- Pau d’Arco: Pau d’Arco is a South American Indian folk medicine, famously known for treating leukemia, cancer, and other debilitating diseases. The bark of the Pau d’Arco plant is dried and shredded, then brought to a boil in order to produce a tea called lapacho. The bark contains active ingredients such as lapachol, quercetin, and flavonoids. Pau d’Arco is known to have beneficial effects on cancer victims such as complete remission of tumors, along with the alleviation of side effects related to chemotherapy. Physicians prescribing this herb to cancer patients have observed that pain suffered by these patients disappeared within hours after drinking Pau d’Arco tea. Clinical studies conducted by the Taheebo Japan Company proved that Pau d’Arco tea inhibits the growth of cancer tumors, exhibiting selective toxicity of twenty-three specific types of cancer, including breast, prostate, cervical, ovarian, lung, pancreatic, thyroid, urinary, bladder, and renal, as well as lymphoma and leukemia. To learn more about the power of Pau d’Arco, consider browsing Walter Lubeck’s book titled Healing Power of Pau d’Arco.
- Moringa Oleifera: Moriaga is a miracle plant that has been known to heal over three-hundred diseases. It has the ability to retain high concentrations of electrolyte minerals, allowing the plant itself to stay internally hydrated in dry conditions. The plant contains zeatin (a potent antioxidant), quercetin (a flavonoid that neutralizes free radicals), beta-sitosterol (anti-inflammatory agent), caffeoylquinic acid (anti-inflammatory agent), and kaempferol (an agent known to promote cellular functions necessary for a healthy body). Morinaga is enzymatically active, and bio-available, providing thirty-six natural anti-inflammatory compounds, as well as forty-six various antioxidants. Additionally, morinaga supplies the human body with all of the essential amino acids necessary in sustaining a healthy body. According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s website, “Studies indicate that the leaf, seed, and root extracts of Moringa have anti-cancer properties, known for being a potent detoxifier.”
- Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is the most biologically active plant in the world, containing life’s building blocks. The leaves are filled with a gel that contains 99% of water, with the remaining 1% containing seventy-five known nutrients, including twenty minerals, twelve vitamins, eighteen amino acids, and two-hundred active plant compounds such as enzymes, proteins, oils, phytonutrients, monosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Aloe vera is known to alkalize the body, ease inflammation, oxygenate blood, protect from oxidative stress, speed up the healing of wounds, and stop the growth of tumorous cells. Aloe vera has also been used to enhance the immune system’s response to cancer by promoting the growth of new and healthy cells, reducing the viral load in the body, and equipping the body to fight against deadly diseases. A formula known as Aloe Arborescens Protocol, developed by Father Romano Zago, a catholic priest in Brazil, has been known to cure many around the world. Zago wrote about his formula in a book titled Cancer Can Be Cured, where he proves anti-cancer activities exist because of their natural substances such as the immune stimulating properties related to acemannan’s, glycoprotein, anthraquinone, and phenolic antioxidants. Zago has proven that aloe vera has shown positive results in treating lung, stomach, and colon cancer.
- Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2): It has been proven that the more oxygen that exists in the body, the slower the cancer spreads. However, if the level of oxygen is less, the cancer will unfortunately spread faster as oxygen can destroy cancer cells. Nobel Peace prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg stated the difference between normal and cancerous cells. He proved that although both types of cells derive energy from glucose, cancer cells break down glucose without oxygen, yielding only 1/15th of the energy, as opposed to that of a normal cell. Warburg states that this is why cancer cells are hungry for more sugar, promoting glucose as a prime suspect in this case. Dr. Kenneth Seaton was an expert in H2O2, with his studies focusing on the beneficial bacteria in our system. Seaton stated that when beneficial and harmful bacteria interact, they excrete a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, used to destroy the harmful bacteria. This is why H2O2 has always been considered a natural germ killer. The goal in using H2O2 is to kill the microbes inside the cancer cells, reverting the cancer cells into normal cells. Additionally, white blood cells in our bodies make hydrogen peroxide, which are then used to oxidize any offending microbes from intervening. Hydrogen peroxide has proven to be effective for cancer in relation to other oxygen therapies. However, you must buy 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in order to derive 3% of H2O2, found in distilled water. Please be sure to use with precaution, with an expert guiding you on how this method is to be used properly.
- Medicinal Mushrooms or Fungi: Medicinal mushrooms are known for their anti-cancer and immune boosting properties. Over one-hundred and fifty species of medicinal mushrooms have the ability to inhibit the growth of different types of tumors. In China and Japan, medicinal mushrooms have been used to treat cancer for years. Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is a proprietary blend of mushroom extract, intended to strengthen the immune system. AHCC was created by a Japanese manufacturer, with one study proving how AHCC has antioxidant effects. Their effects were able to enhance the activity of natural killer cells, improving the response of the immune system after chemotherapy. Some of the renowned medicinal mushrooms include turkey tail, maitake, reishi, Lions’ Mane, shiitake, and chaga. During seasonal changes, I always prefer reishi and shiitake with my kadha recipes. I also tend to purchase the Seven Medicinal Mushroom Tincture to assist in boosting my immune system during the cold season.
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Note that in Ontario Canada (Greater Toronto Area) we will host a one of a kind Holistic Cancer Expo – Thrive with Cancer.