Cancer is a deadly disease that affects millions of people around the world.  Although this has been prevalent for centuries, medical science is still searching for the miracle drug that can completely conquer the disease.

Chemotherapy as a cancer treatment is today’s best-known procedure to kill cancer cells, but it can also kill healthy cells as chemo is a cell poison.

There are other medical procedures which are presently available, but they are either too costly of stressful.  These are among the reasons why many people turn to herbal healing as a means to fight or prevent the disease.

In order to ensure that they can benefit from both medical and herbal treatments, many cancer sufferers use herbal healing along with their ongoing medical treatment. But it should be taken into consideration that the stage and type of cancer that the patient is in plays an important role in determining the type of herb to be used to treat the disease, as each herb work differently on various cancer conditions.  There are specific herbs that work very well to address specific types of cancers.  Here are some of them:

Type of cancer                    Recommended herb

Breast cancer                     Broccoli and green tea
Colon cancer                      Broccoli
Esophageal cancer                 Green tea
General cancer                    Aloe vera and periwinkle
Liver cancer                      Green tea
Lung cancer                       Aloe vera and broccoli
Pancreatic cancer                 Green tea
Preventive cancer                 Broccoli, carrot, tarragon and
tomato
Prostate cancer                   Aloe vera, fennel and green tea
Rectal cancer                     Broccoli
Skin cancer                       Green tea
Stomach cancer                    Aloe vera, broccoli, garlic and
Green tea
Testicular cancer                 Periwinkle
Cancer treatment                  Aloe vera, Echinacea, lantana
and violet
Cancer sores                      Goldenseal, lavender

There are also certain herbs that arrest the growth of cancer cells and prevent cancer in the process.  Herbs such as astragalus, dong quai, echinacea, shiitake and maitake mushrooms are all equipped with elements that fight off the growth of cancer cells and prevent these from developing into a full blown tumor.

Another herb that’s been known to arrest the growth of cancer cells and boost your immunity is the mistletoe.  Many herbalists believe that the mistletoe works by stimulating the immune system.  This in turn prevents the growth of cancer cells in the body.

These are the herbs which were believed to contain ant-cancer elements.  Many people use these herbs for their effect and affordability, however, we maintain that you should first obtain professional advice before using these to ensure that your health and well-being are protected.

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