In the modern world, health is often neglected in the race of development. People are facing the unhealthy lifestyle and diseases caused by it. One of the most dangerous diseases spreading drastically in the 21st century is Cancer. It has now officially become the most dangerous killer in the world according to the World Health Organization.
Cancer is related to the adversary of modernization and an advanced pattern of irregular and stressed life dominated by Western medicine. Scientists are making their best efforts to fight this disease but the sure-shot cure is still awaited.
Ayurveda on Cancer
Ayurveda, the oldest Indian indigenous medicine system of plant drugs. It is known from very early times for preventing or suppressing various tumors using these natural drugs. And nowadays scientists are very anxious to research complementary and alternative medicine for the management of cancer. In Ayurvedic concept, according to ‘Charaka’ and ‘Sushruta Samhitas’ cancer is described as inflammatory or non-inflammatory swelling.
It is mentioned either as ‘Granthi’ (minor neoplasm) or ‘Arbuda‘ (major neoplasm). The nervous system, the venous system and the arterial system are three basics of Ayurveda. They are very important for normal body function. In malignant tumors all three systems get out of control and lose mutual coordination that causes tissue damage, resulting in critical conditions. It causes an excessive metabolic crisis resulting in proliferation.
Modern Therapy and Ayurvedic Therapy
The modern cancer therapy which is known to be burdened by drug-induced toxic side effects. They are hoping for a perfect cure of disease form the complementary and alternative medicine system. The main goal of Ayurvedic therapy is to find the ultimate cause of an illness. The therapeutic approach of Ayurveda is divided into four categories: health maintenance, restoration of normal function, disease cure and spiritual approach.
Commonly used herbal decoctions reported in Ayurveda are made of multiple herbs possessing great potential for a cancer cure; scientifically these formulations work on multiple biochemical pathways and influence different organ systems all together and nourish the body as a whole by supporting the body’s defense systems.
Cancer Killer Herbs in Ayurveda
Herbs helps in total healing, reduces the side effects and cancer-associated complications. There are various plants having scientific evidence of anticancer properties. Read about the Cancer Preventive Herbs in Ayurveda. Nowadays, many herbs are under clinical studies and being investigated phytochemically to understand their anticancer potential. More than 25% of drugs used during the last 20 years are directly derived from plants, while the other 25% are chemically altered natural products.
Nine plant-derived compounds including vinblastine, vincristine, etoposide, teniposide, taxol, navelbine, taxotere, topotecan and irinotecan have been approved for use as anticancer drugs. 10-hydroxycamptothecin, monocrotaline, d-tetrandrine, lycobetaine, indirubin, colchicine amide, curcumol, curdione, gossypol and homoharringtonine are few more plant-derived compounds of high hope.
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