10 Herbs that Fight Cancer

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 30, 2014

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Looking for a natural, herbal way to support your fight against cancer? These herbs can be very helpful in fighting tumors and supporting the recovery process. Some of these herbs also reduce the side-effects of cancer treatment.
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    Herbs for Cancer

    Although a proper cancer treatment under the supervision of doctors cannot be substituted with home remedies, certain herbs can help you prevent or delay cancer. Here are some herbs that can help you fight cancer. Image Source: Getty

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    Also known as turmeric, this herb offers amazing anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties which make it very effective in cancer treatment, especially for polyps and colon cancer. Even research supports that turmeric can help shrink the cancer tumors. Image Source: Getty.


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    Cat's Claw

    The herb is very good for the immune system and helps in the cleanup process of the white blood cells. The herb has not only has the significant ability to reduce size of tumors, it can also help in minimizing the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Red Clover

    Several researches have shown that red clover offers abilities to fight against estrogen-driven cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Hippocrates, an active ingredient of the herb is an anti-oestrogen genistein and provides the herb some of its amazing benefits. Image Courtesy : Getty


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    A Rochester University, New York study found that feverfew is more effective in killing leukemia cells than the drug cytarabine is. The herb has been found to be more effective than cytarabine in killing leukemia cells. Image Courtesy : Getty


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    Freshly juiced wheatgrass has a plethora of health benefits to offers including its ability to fight cancer cells. The herb helps cleanse kidney and liver and purify the blood. It is believed to start fighting cancer within couple of weeks of use. Image Courtesy : Getty


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    Astragalus has been very popular in ancient Chinese medical system as an immune system booster helping the immune system identify rogue cells. It has also been proved to increase the survival rate with radiotherapy. Image Courtesy : Getty


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    Sheep's Sorrel

    The herb has been commonly used as home remedies to cleanses tissues and support tissue regeneration. It has also been observed that the herb helps tissues and cells regain their normal state post cancer. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Wormwood, a Chinese herb, has been commonly used as a home remedy for malaria. It also offers strong anti-yeast and anti-microbial properties which make the herb a useful ingredient of an anti-candida diet. The herb has several anti-cancerous properties. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Echinacea is known for its ability to support the natural immune response. Researchers have also been also to associate it with treatment of brain tumors. It can also help increase the levels of immune white cells in the body. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Goldenseal offers anti-microbial properties that make it helpful against parasites. The herb has also been used with mineral Bismuth to kill Helicobacter pylori, a common cause of stomach cancer. Image Courtesy : Getty

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