Many people don’t think that Oriental medicines are effective, although many have been proven effective. Varieties of herbs have been able to cure many patients since the beginning of time, and it is not limited to the usual sickness that can be cured naturally. Today’s medicines though, warrants for one to think whether these herbs are effective in curing simple health concerns. What more for the more serious ailments such as cancer?
People would probably be surprised to know that chemotherapy drugs are made from plants and thus, there are some herbaceous plants, which are able to help against cancer. However, cancer patients should not merely rely on herbs itself, as it can only add to their defence against the disease. There are certain chemicals that are added to make the drug more effective even when they are mostly made of plants. You might be thinking of picking the herbs yourself, but before doing so, ask for a licensed herbalist or Naturopathic physician’s advice.
- Coriolis Versicolor
This herb is more known for its name, turkey tall mushroom. Many cancer-related studies have added it to their research, and there are those that were able to accurately claim that it is effective in strengthening the immune system among cancer patients.
The wormwood is effective as an anti-yeast and anti-microbial herb for patients. Cancer treatments cause for yeast to form at a faster rate, causing a bigger threat to cancer patients. Excessive yeast may even be the cause of cancer among some cancer patients, so using the herb would be extremely helpful.
- Chinese Goldthread
The Chinese Goldthread is also known as ‘coptis chinensis.’ Its efficacy as a herb against cancer is still unknown for now, but tests by some researchers at the Memorial Sloan Keltering Cancer Center have seen a positive result from using it as a treatment against gastric, colon, hepatoma and colon cancers.
Astragalus has properties that make the immune system stronger. It stimulates the production of interferon naturally, the proteins that are released by host cells to combat pathogens including tumor cells. Scientists have studied it for both cancer and AIDS cases, and Astragalus has shown strong potential as a remedy.
- Blood Root
Blood Root is local to eastern North America. A flowering plant has an anti-neoplastic activity, and is effective in shrinking cancer tumors.
- Butchers Broom
Ruscongenins, an active ingredient of the Butchers Broom, is known for its ability to shrink tumors and has anti-gestrogenic abilities that are effective to treat breast cancer. No serious side effects have been examined during clinical trials, but comprehensive studies about this herb have yet to be answered.
- Berberis Family
Researches have shown that these herbs are effective against many types of cancers, with it being effective against ovarian cancer the most.
This herb is well received by major studies in the US. Not only does it strengthen the immune system, but it also shrinks the tumor size and halts metastases. Many have used it against breast cancers, and it has had a good result.
It is one of those spices, which possess anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions. Many hospitals in the US use it against colon cancer, as well as polyps. An antioxidant can also protect the liver, and even surpassed the efficacy of some anti-inflammatory drugs available right now. New studies though, have shown that it could both shrink the tumor and prevent blood supply to go towards the tumor.
- Dang Shen Root
It increases both white and red blood cells, and is helpful for cancer patients who have low counts. Dang Shen Root is also helpful to patients who have gone through radiotherapy and chemotherapy.