Combat Cancer With Medicinal Herbs

Combat Cancer With Medicinal Herbs

Last update: 17 March, 2015

Medicinal herbs have been around for centuries. They can help in the fight against all sorts of diseases – even those that are sometimes considered incurable, such as cancer.

As most of us are aware, there are lots of different herbs that are brilliantly effective in helping us fight against serious diseases. In many cases, these plants have been scientifically researched to prove their efficacy Whilst no-one can be absolutely certain that any of these alternative therapies will permanently cure cancer, these herb-based therapies are shown to help improve a patient’s quality of life through the alleviation of some symptoms.

Do be mindful to combine these therapies with conventional treatments prescribed by your GP. You should never put a medical treatment aside and start therapy with natural herb-based medicine unless you’ve discussed the best plan of action with your doctor. We do not recommend that you self-prescribe. You could endanger your health – or your life! Remember that traditional therapy and natural therapy can complement each other well. Always talk to your GP about the  infusions you plan to drink. Get their approval first.

The most widely used plants are:

  • Echinacea
  • Green tea
  • Ginger
  • St. John’s Wort


We recommend drinking any one or combination of the above mentioned herbs as infusions, which can be easily prepared at home. If you prefer, you can also buy creams or ointments for topical use or in the form of capsules or tablets.


Renowned for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is effective for treating colon cancer as well as various types of polyps. Its antioxidants also benefit the liver.


Because it’s brilliant at boosting the autoimmune system, echinacea is used to prevent and treat colds. As it helps to control cell growth, it can help combat brain tumours.


A powerfull anti-microbial and anti-fungal, this herb is used to treat leukaemia patients. Recent studies have proven wormwood’s anti-carcinogenic properties.


Here’s another plant that is excellent for controlling cellular growth in patients with leukaemia.


This family of bushes, commonly known as barberry, has shown to be extremely powerful in combatting certain types of cancer – most notably, the sort that affacts the ovaries.

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Used to boost the immune system, Quercus berberidifolia is an evergreen that stops metastasis by reducing the size of tumours. In addition, this shrub has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Bear in Mind…

Medicinal herbs have not been proven to have the ability to cure cancerous conditions on their own. What we can say is that – when combined with conventional treatments – they are significantly useful in reducing the effects of all sorts of cancers and they can strengthen your body’s ability to cope with the illness.

Many of these medicinal plants help alleviate the mental stress that is so often associated with a diagnosis of cancer. From a holistic perspective, the use of alternative therapies improves the entire body’s health. It can be a great comfort to know that there are other options available to you. When you are trying to prevent and cure a disease, you shouldn’t dismiss a recommendation out of hand without first investigating its potential. Forewarned is forearmed. Just do your research, chat to your GP and ensure that you know the origin of the treatment and what it can help you to achieve.