Lung cancer is among the most deadly of all cancers, taking more lives every year than any other cancer. Lung cancer mostly occurs in adults over the age of 45 and is more commonly caused by smoking cigarettes or inhalation of second-hand smoke. Lung cancer symptoms include constant cough, blood in sputum, breathlessness, weight loss, fatigue and respiratory infections.
The primary treatments for lung cancer include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. In addition to these standard remedies for cancer, ayurvedic medicine is taken as supplements to help control the cancer and prevent the spread of cancer to other body parts. Ayurvedic herbs are known to have the capability to destroy the cancerous cells and kindle the healing process. Use of ayurvedic medicines will help control the tumor and improve the quality of life. However it is not replacement for treatment by an oncologist and his team.
Curcumin — A substance found in spiced turmeric is an antioxidant that prevents inflammation. This property helps it to prevent the growth of new cancer cells, as well as kill the existing cancer cells.
Gynostemma pentaphyllum — Translated in Chinese to mean “Magical Grass” this is a tonic that is highly commended for overall body health. More specifically it prevents the growth of cancer cells and increases immunity.
Arjuna — An extract from the Terminalia Arjuna tree bark that helps with lung cancer. The flavanoids present in the Arjuna bark have high anti-oxidant properties that lead it to scavenge on the cancerous growth. It has been proven to have considerable effects on improving lung cancer damage.
Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) — Rich in flavanoids, the anti-inflammatory, anti oxidant, anti tumor properties help prevent spread of cancer as well as kill cancer cells to cure lung cancer.
Shatavari (Asparagus) — This is rejuvenating and is used to strengthen the patient after standard treatments like chemotherapy.
Other natural remedies
Blueberries, cloves and clove extract, green tea, extra virgin olive oil, carrots and mushrooms help prevent cancer growth. Food products rich in flavanoids and antioxidants help fight free radicals which are one of the main causes of cancer. Such food products are recommended as part of the diet plan.
Mild exercise is recommended to reduce symptoms. Eliminate food allergens (like dairy), avoid trans fats, caffeine and refined foods. Foods rich in B-Vitamins, proteins and anti-oxidants help reduce symptoms of lung cancer.