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Ayurvedic Healing For Cancer Patients

To date, one of the biggest challenges in the medical world is Cancer. Considered officially the most dangerous killer in the world by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Cancer is a hazard that can destroy lives instantly, by deteriorating the immune system because of its malignant nature. 

While modernisation has pros, Cancer has emerged as a con of human evolution; an adversary of modernisation and stressful lifestyle, dominated by modern medicines at every walk of life. While the top scientists and medical experts across nations have been doing their best to fight this disease, a sure-shot cure is yet to be found and commercialised.  Meanwhile, Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, dating back to around 5000 years, has been known to have prevented or suppressed a plethora of tumours through natural, herbal medicines, developed following the original classic of Ayurveda - Charakh and Sushruth Samhitas.

Brief Overview of Cancer Diagnosis As Per Ayurveda  

As per these two Samhitas, Cancer has been identified as an Inflammatory or non-inflammatory swelling, commonly referred to as Granthi (minor neoplasm) or Abruda (major neoplasm). As per Ayurveda, the tri-doshas - Vata, Pitta & Kapha play a major role in healthy bodily functions. An imbalance in the doshic equilibrium can create the right environment for the development of diseases. In the case of a malignant tumour, all three doshas go out of control and lose mutual coordination, causing tissue rupture and even worse effects, leading to critical conditioning of the body; which in some cases may eventually turn out cancerous. Having said that, the imbalance in these three doshas also results in degradation of the digestive fire, causing extreme metabolic crisis causing proliferation, i.e. rapid growth of cells and tissues. 

Ayurvedic Therapies For Cancer Patients 

The key goal of any Ayurvedic treatment is to figure out the root cause of the disease and then eradicate it through natural, herbal medicines. Any ayurvedic treatment is divided into the following 4 levels:

  1. Prakritisthapani Chikitsa (Maintaining health )
  2. Rasayana Chikitsa (Restoring balance of the body)
  3. Roganashani Chikitsa (Curing the disease)
  4. Naishthiki Chikitsa (Spiritual healing) 

Now, talking about herbs and medicines used in Ayurveda, well, most medicines are a combination of numerous herbs with the potential properties to cure cancerous conditioning of the human body, formulated through methodologies mentioned in the classics of Ayurveda. 
These herbal medicinal formulations work based on multi-biochemical pathways that don’t just influence one organ, but reach out to different parts of the body, however treating it as a whole,  thus nourishing and supporting the natural defence system of the body.

Following is a list of herbs noted to have anti-cancer potential: 

  • Andrographis paniculata 
  • Annona atemoya 
  • Phyllanthus niruri 
  • Piper longum
  • Podophyllum hexandrum 
  • Tinospora cordifolia 
  • Semecarpus anacardium 
  • Vitis vinifera 
  • Baliospermum montanum 
  • Madhuca indica 
  • Pandanus odoratissimum
  • Pterospermum acerifolium 
  • Raphanus sativus 
  • Barleria prionitis 
  • Prosopis cineraria 
  • Amorphopallus campanulatus 
  • Oxoxylum indicum 
  • Basella rubra 
  • Flacourtia romantchi 
  • Moringa oleifera 
  • Ficus bengalensis 
  • Curcuma domestica 
  • Allium sativum 
  • Calotropis gigantean 
  • Datura metel 
  • Hygrophila spinosa 
  • Juniperus indica 
  • Moringa oleifera 
  • Nigella sativa 
  • Picrorrhiza kurroa 
  • Rubia cordifolia 

Lately, a lot of clinical research has been done on numerous herbs to phytochemically figure out their anti-cancer properties. Fascinating enough, more than 25 % of drugs used in the last 20 years are derived from plants while 25 % are chemically altered natural products. 

Some plant-derived compounds that have been approved as anti-cancer drugs are: 

  • Vinblastine
  • Vincristine 
  • Etoposide
  • Teniposide
  • Taxol
  • Navelbine
  • Taxotere
  • Topotecan 
  • Irinotecan

If you are seeking precision Ayurveda treatment for cancer, Jiva Ayurveda oncologists can help you. Book your consultation today and seek relief through the power of precision Ayurveda under the guidance of certified Ayurveda experts.

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