Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Herbal Remedies For Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of breast. A woman’s breast is made of connective tissue, blood vessels, fatty tissue and glandular tissue. Each breast contains lymph vessels, lymph are found near the breast or under the arms. Breast cancer is a disease in which cells become abnormal and do not function properly. Cancer cells begin in the tissue of breast and forms a mass called tumor.

This cancer is a second leading cause of death among women. Ductal carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, lobular carcinoma and mucinous carcinoma are the most common types of breast cancer. Breast cancer can be characterized by types of cells, sizes, nipple discharge, breast pain, swelling part of breast and it’s growth.

Some simple lifestyle changes and herbal supplements can drastically change the outcome and prognosis of breast cancer treatment. Here are some herbal and natural remedies for breast cancer prevention.

10. Herbal Remedies For Breast Cancer

1. Basil
Basil is used as a culinary herb in most regions, especially Italy. Many varieties of this herb exist including Sweet Basil and Holy Basil. Basil is also a good herbal remedy for breast cancer. Researchers have found that Basil prevents carcinogenesis or the growth of new cancerous tumors. It also helps to protect against the development of cancer cells, according to some experts.

You can chew fresh Basil leaves for getting the benefits of this herb. Its curative powers can also be absorbed by using fresh or dried leaves of this herb to brew tea which can be consumed regularly. You can use natural sweeteners like honey to ensure the tea is well flavored. You can add Basil leaves to your dishes and gravies as well for healing breast cancer.

2. Black Cohosh

This is a species of flowering plant which has a lot of medicinal properties. It can be used for treating too. In laboratory studies it has been shown that extract of black cohosh has the ability to prevent the growth of breast cancer cells.

It is even inferred that black cohosh can prevent breast cancer from returning once it is cured. The herb can be purchased easily at local health stores. So use this herb to aid in curing breast cancer.

3. Burdock Root

This is one herb that has been in use since time immemorial to treat conditions that require detoxification of liver, blood and lymph. Also, in China and Europe burdock root was widely used to treat cancer. It has antimutagenic, antitumor and antineoplastic properties that prove helpful in treating breast cancer.

It is an important ingredient in many anti-cancer formulas such as Essiac and Hoxsey. Burdock root has lignans that have apoptotic as well as antiproliferative effects on leukemic cells. Burdock root is also rich in indigestible oligosaccharide called Inulin which has anti-cancer properties. It helps beneficial bacteria such as lactobacilli to grow in the colon and thereby prevents toxins, carcinogens and pathogens from causing breast cancer. 

4. Butchers Broom

There are some active ingredients in this herb which have the ability to suppress tumors and even shrink them. It has been established that once has taken its root it is aided by the endless supply of estrogen from the female gynecological system.

Butchers broom has a distinct ani-oestrogenic activity that can prevent the tumors from accessing estrogen. This can reduce the pace of cancer growth and even kill the tumor.

5. Cat’s Claw

The botanical name given to this herb is Uncaria Tomentosa. Cat’s Claw is very useful for ensuring relief from the side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It has also been proven that this herb can actually reduce the size of the tumor. It is an efficacious herbal remedy for breast cancer.

Cat’s Claw also helps in the process of phagocytosis or the cleaning up process of white blood cells or leukocytes. This herb is an immunostimulant which really helps to counter the fatigue and boosts energy levels in breast cancer patients.

6. Chaparral

Larrea Mexicana is the Latin name by which this herb is also known. Chaparral is a good remedy for breast cancer because it improves the immunity of the body and prevents metastasis of the cancerous tumor to other parts of the body. Chaparral also removes the size of the breast cancer tumors.

This herb is antimicrobial and it is also rich in antioxidants. It raises the energy and activity level of breast cancer patients. The extract or supplement containing this herb can be taken for availing its health benefits. This herb is also known as Jarilla.

7. Dandelion Root
Taraxacum Officinale is the name given by botanists to this herb. Conventional medical treatments target tumor cells but often miss out on rare cancer stem cells. Researchers have found that Dandelion Root targets not only the tumor cells but also breast cancer stem cells. This makes it an ideal remedy for breast cancer patients. Chemical mediated breast cancer can be prevented by using Dandelion Root because this herbal remedy detoxifies carcinogens and protects the tissues of the body from rapid carcinogenesis.

Certain breast cancer cells undergo apoptosis or programmed cell death upon taking this herbal remedy, according to researchers. You can take this herbal remedy in the form of tincture, tea or capsule. Dandelion root can also be combined with other herbal remedies. Dandelion root should not be taken as a remedy by those persons who are allergic to flowers of the daisy family such as Asters and Rag Weed.

8. Flax seed

Flax seed is an ancient grain that is originated in Egypt and promises in promoting a state of well-being and improves health problems. It contains phytoestrogens that helps to reduce risk of your breast cancer.

Lignans and alphalinolenic acid (omega-3 fat) are the two anticancer components, which helps to relief from breast pain as well fight against breast cancer. Flax seeds have the potential to kill cancer cells and halt the growth of new blood vessels.

Flax seeds is utilized in many ways like just sprinkle them over salads, cooked vegetables, muffins, baked bread or whole wheat rolls.

9. Green Tea

Green tea is a camellia sinesis plant derived from dried steam leaves. Green tea contains antioxidants that help to protect against cancer. It is rich in polyphenol compounds known as ‘catechins’ and is promoted as preventing bacterial infections.

10. Garlic

Garlic also known as Allium sativum has been a part of herbal medicine from centuries. This compound increases the activity of immune cells that help to fight cancer and breaks down the cancer causing substances. Garlic helps in inducing death of cancer cells and reduces rate at which cells proliferate. Allicin, an active ingredient in garlic helps to stop growth of breast cancer cells.

It is an herbal remedy that helps in reducing your breast disease, in laboratories garlic has killed many cancer cells including breast cancer as well.

You can consume 2-3 fresh pieces of garlic gloves or 1.2 grams of dry garlic powder or 5 milligrams of garlic oil. Garlic is strong in smell but awesome as seasoning for sauces and soups.

Important Note!

Although above herbal remedies are very helpful in preventing and reducing the growth of cancerous cells but please note that the above herbal home remedies for breast cancer are not for treating the disease completely, but for decreasing its negative aspects to an extent.
You must be aware from the fact that breast cancer is a lethal medical disease and that's why really requires a proper treatment. If you are suffering from breast cancer then don't completely rely only on above herbal remedies and must consult your problem with a qualified medical doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment.