Cancer Fighthing Herbs and Spices

Spices and herbs have many properties that can help reduce the risk of various types of cancer, or alleviate some of the pain caused by harsh cancer treatments. The next list of spices and herbs are loaded with strong cancer-fighting compounds.

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Ginger

Ginger is known to cure almost anything from constipation to severe flues. Use fresh Ginger or ginger spice for these home cures. Consuming ginger and ginger based products, in addition to taking anti-nausea medications, means you will see an improvement if you’re suffering from a queasy stomach during cancer treatment.

Dill

This herb is full of Monoterpenes which activates an enzyme known as glutathione-S-transferase which attacks free radicals from environmental carcinogens. Dill is also full of manganese, magnesium as well as iron. These agents have antibacterial properties. Blend it up into a creamy sauce or sprinkle it on salads to enjoy a healthy meal at home, full of nutrients.

 Oregano

Again this spice is loaded with  antioxidants and plenty of antimicrobial agents.  One teaspoon of oregano has the same antioxidant power of two cups of grapes!  It contains the compound known as phytochemical Quercetin, which slows  the growth of cancer cells.

Turmeric

Turmeric is an herb that belongs to the ginger family. Curcumin  is a  strong cancer-fighting polyphenol. This compound has proven to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which protects against cancer development. Colon and skin cancers can be treated with the use of  turmeric. Although studies are still being performed on animals, scientists believe in promising results in the future.

Garlic

Garlic contain high sulfur and is also a great source of arginine, oligosaccharides, flavonoids, and selenium, all of which may are extremely beneficial to health. Garlic’s active compound, allicin, gives it its characteristic smell and is produced when garlic bulbs are crushed. Several clinical trials suggest that garlic intake reduces the risk of stomach, colon cancer, pancreas cancers and breast. Garlic protects against cancer through numerous mechanisms, one of which includes the process of inhibiting infections and the formation of cancer-causing substances. It also  helps with  DNA repair, and inducing cell death. Garlic is also useful for boosting the  immune system and help reduce blood pressure.

Peppermint

Peppermint is a hybrid cross between water mint and spearmint. It has been used to cure digestive disorders and cramps. It may also be of great use if you’re suffering from IBS symptoms.  Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile as well. If your cancer or current treatment is the cause of an upset stomach, drink a cup of peppermint tea. Peppermint  is also used to relieve the painful mouth sores that can happen  from chemotherapy and radiation.

Chamomile

Chamomile has plenty of medicinal benefits and has been used to treat all kinds of disorders. Chamomile helps with sleep issues, anxiety and depressions as well as mouth sores from chemotherapy. Simply rinse and use the tea to gargle as often as you want to relieve the pain from your mouth soars. Chamomile is also a natural pain reliever when it comes to muscle contractions or stomach cramps. Chamomile tea may be another way to manage digestive problems, including stomach cramps. Chamomile appears to help relax muscle contractions and smooths muscles of the intestines.

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