Five Important Herbs Used to Treat and Prevent Cancer

November 13th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Herbs to Prevent Cancer When it comes to the natural prevention, and treatment, of cancer one need look no further than God’s own garden. The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, created a myriad of herbs and roots that can be used to help us maintain our optimal health. These important herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of disorders, and it is only recently that the efficacy of these herbs and roots has come to the attention of Western medicine. But what our ancestors knew still holds true today, and there are many important herbs and roots that can be highly effective in the fight against cancer. The following roots and herbs should be seen as prime examples of the healing prescriptions available from God’s pharmacy.

Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as purple cone flower, is one of the flowering plants that make up part of the daisy family. Many people take Echincea on a fairly regular basis, as a protection from the common cold. But the Echinacea plant has many more health benefits. In addition to boosting the immune system, Echinacea is also instrumental in directing the white blood cells to seek out and destroy foreign organisms in the bloodstream. In essence, Echinacea gives the body’s scavenger cells the power and direction they need to kill potentially cancerous cells. Moreover, Echinacea helps to detoxify the lymphatic glands, helping the body to ward off many of the common infections that plague cancer patients.

Burdock Root

Burdock Root has been used for centuries throughout the world as a medicinal herb. Like Echinacea, it helps to boost the immune system. However, Burdock Root also strengthens the liver and kidneys, and helps to purify the blood. Recent research has shown that Burdock Root contains powerful anti-cancer compounds which help to inhibit the growth of tumors, and that are particularly effective against certain types of leukemia and lymphoma.

Dandelion Root

One of the most powerful of the important herbs is the Dandelion Root.  It has a number of health benefits. It purifies the blood, strengthens the liver, and aids in digestion. It is also a powerful ally in the fight against cancer. Dandelion Root contains polysaccharides which restrict the formation and growth of tumors. Moreover, these polysaccharides appear to seek out cancerous cells, killing them before they can reproduce and colonize. One of the things that makes Dandelion Root such a powerful tool in the natural treatment of cancer, is that it kills off cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells untouched.

Astragalus

This herb is more widely known in the East, although it is beginning to get more attention here in the West. Also known as Milkvetch or Goat’s Horn, Astragalus helps the body cope with physical stressors while stimulating the immune system. Astragalus also slows down the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, helping to supplement other natural therapies. Recent studies have also shown that Astragalus can protect the body from the toxic effects of chemotherapy.

Pau d’Arco

The final of the important herbs, Pau d’Arco is derived from the bark of the Lapacho tree, a native to South America. It has been used in the region for centuries as a natural treatment for infections as well as cancer. It contains natural anti-biotic and anti-tumor properties. However, the key benefit of Pau d’Arco is that it helps to oxygenate and nourish the cells of the body. Studies have shown that cancer cells can not thrive in an oxygen rich environment. By improving oxygen levels in the cells of the body, Pau d’Arco helps to protect them from any potential cancerous intrusion.

The natural prevention and treatment of cancer begins with the natural world. The earthly garden contains everything we need to not only keep our bodies healthy, but to restore them when they fall into disorder. These few examples of cancer fighting herbs and roots are just a sampling of what God has made available to us. To prevent and heal the cause of cancer, and to maintain our total health, we need look no further than the wonder that surrounds us. Any alternative cancer treatment protocol should look to what has been used for centuries to combat illness.

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