Herbal Remedies for Lung Cancer

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has reported three herbs for managing Lung Cancer,

American Ginseng

The medicinal properties of American ginseng come from components called ginsenosides, which both stimulate and inhibit the central nervous system in humans and stimulate the immune system in mice.

Lab studies suggest that it increases the mitochondrial accumulation of apoptosis protein and down regulate the expression of anti-apoptotic protein.

Ginseng also aids in the reduction of alopecia, fatigue and nausea, the known side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs.

Asian Ginseng

Ginseng herb has anti-cancer activity. It can prevent tumors in mice, including ovarian, lung, liver, and skin cancers. Some studies suggest that this effect may also occur in humans. In one study, Korean individuals who consumed ginseng extract had a decreased risk of all types of cancers.

Common reasons for the use of ginseng by cancer patients are to improve clinical outcomes, enhance quality of life, treat cancer-related symptoms, reduce adverse effects of chemotherapy, and potentially enhance the effects of chemotherapeutic agents.

Grape Seed

Grape seed extract (GSE) is a complex mixture of several compounds, mostly represented by polyphenols and phenolic acids. GSE contains high level of proanthocyanidins with strong antioxidant properties and is used to promote cardiovascular health. It has also been reported as a natural cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor.

There are few other that are the most helpful natural remedies in treating your lung cancer.

Astragalus

Astragalus root is flexible and long, as large as your forefinger, and covered with a tough, wrinkled, yellowish- brown skin, which tends to break up into woolly fibers. The woody interior is of a yellowish-white color and has a faint sweetish taste that reminds you of licorice root.

In 2016, a meta-analysis was published combining the data from 17 of these trials, representing over 1,500 patients. In this meta-analysis, adding Astragalus to a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen significantly improved overall survival, by 26% at year 1, 67% at year 2, and 70% at year.

It was reported that patients who took Astragalus alongside chemotherapy had significantly higher tumor response rates, meaning that their tumors were more likely to decrease in size and number. Furthermore, patients’ performance status (a way to measure overall well-being) significantly improved. The side effects – including anemia, fatigue, poor appetite, nausea, and vomiting – were all significantly reduced in patients taking Astragalus.

Ginger

The safest form to consume is natural ginger root. Remove skin and cut ginger root to preferred size and add to a stir-fry or soup

Wash thoroughly and consume ginger raw. You can try homemade ginger tea.  This is the preferred form of ginger. Do not consume more than 4 grams per day (approximately one tablespoon per day). In many studies, ginger reduces the nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, and dizziness that patients experienced post-surgery.

Turmeric

A few laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin has anti-cancer effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. Lung cancer is the most common malignancy worldwide and a leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

For those
who have experience know that herbal remedies go a long way in healing varied health
issues.

Disclaimer

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*