Top 15 Herbs to Fight Cancer Naturally

Although scientific research may be limited on herbs, they have been shown to be potent and powerful throughout history, and have tremendous anti-cancer properties, with very little side-effects, compared to drugs. And since they come from plants, they are natural, and one can be confident that they are safe and effective.

  1. Astragalus membranaceus (Huang Qi)
    edit 360px-Astragalus_glycyphyllos_fruitIt is a Chinese herb, known to boost the immune system, and stimulate the body’s natural production of interferons – a group of proteins that alerts nearby cells when a cell gets infected, to heighten their defenses.

  2. Berberis family (eg. Berberis vulgaris)
    edit Podophyllum peltatumIncluded in this genus are the European barberry, and American barberry. Studies have shown these herbs to fight cancer, especially ovarian cancer.

  3. Bloodwort | Redroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
    edit 800px-Sanguinaria_canadensis,_Fischer_TwpStudies have shown bloodwort to be effective against some cancer tumours. It could stop the development of neoplasms, shrink them, and prevent them from growing back.

  4. Butchers broom (Ruscus aculeatus)
    edit Ruscus_aculeatus_'John_Redmond'._Locatie,_Tuinreservaat_Jonkervallei_01This herb has an active ingredient called ruscogenins, which can also shrink tumours, and lower oestrogen excess. Commonly used against breast cancer.

  5. Cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
    edit 358px-Miliusa_tomentosaThis herb stimulates the immune system, enhancing the white cells’ fight against cancer cells. Best mixed with other immune herbs like astragalus, Reishi, and echinacea. Some studies have also shown it shrinking the tumours, particularly in skin cancers. Also helps reduce side effects of chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

  6. Chaparaal (Larrea mexicana)
    edit 640px-Larrea_tridentata_Furnace_CreekAn ingredient of Black Salve, it boosts the immune system, reduce tumour size, and stop metastases. It has low toxicity, and it has helped against breast cancer. It is also anti-oxidant and anti-microbial.

  7. Curcumin longa (Turmeric)
    edit Curcuma_longa_rootsYou must have already heard about this spice being used in food. Scientifically known as Curcuma longa, or turmeric root. It has shown to be significantly anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat polyps and colon cancer. A new research has shown it to have the ability to shrink and inhibt the blood supply growth to cancer tumours. Aside from it having powerful anti-oxidant activity, it protects the liver and outperforms several anti-inflammatory drugs, sans the side effects.

  8. Dang Shen Root (Codonopsis pilosula)
    edit 640px-Codonopsis_pilosula_flowersIt increases the white and red blood cell levels, extremely helpful to patients who are undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy, or those whose cancers diminish these levels.

  9. Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)edit 800px-CH_Echinacea_purpureaMore popularly known to treat colds, it has shown to increase the levels of certain white cells in the body, and has greatly helped against brain tumours.

  10. Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma spp.)reishi herbal medicine

    Reishi mushrooms are one of the most researched herbs for an effective natural cancer immune stimulating treatment and are one of the most researched herbs to fight cancer naturally. They was shown to be more effective than the pharmaceutical treatments in some cancer studies in killing cancer cells.

  11. Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
    edit 512px-Goldenseal_plant_hydrastis_canadensisUsed in the Caribbean and South East Asia to help fight parasites, it can kill the bacterium that contribute to stomach cancer, Helicobacter pylori, when taken alongside Bismuth. This bacteria burrows into the mucus lining of the stomach, hiding from gastric acids and causing irritation, acid reflux, ulcers, and cancer.

  12. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
    edit 592px-Milk_thistle_flowerKnown largely to be strengthen the liver, and protects the liver during chemotherapy. Patients who took milk thistle had reduced liver toxicity and chemotherapy side effects.

  13. Pau D’Arco
    edit pau d arcoIt is a tree bark that is strongly anti-bacterial, anti-yeast, and anti-microbial. Seen helpful against blood and lymph cancers.

  14. Red Clover
    edit red cloverResearch has shown it to help against oestrogen-driven cancers, such as breast and prostate. An active ingredient is the anti-oestrogen Genistein.

  15. Sheep Sorrell
    edit Sheep_sorrel_(7155149951)It is a cleanser, and helps with tissue regeneration. Some research says it can normalise damaged cells and tissue. It is highly regarded as a vermifuge, which means that intestinal worms little to no resistance to this herb.

A careful warning!. These herb may not be without any side effects, and may equally conflict some pharmaceutical oncology medicines. It is wise to consult a professional herbalist before taking any of these. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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