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Herbal Remedies For Skin Cancer

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MilkweedNatural remedies are the best supplements to fight skin cancer that is a malignant growth of cells in the outer layer of the skin. Many herbs are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help to maintain the health of the skin and heal it. The formation of ulcers on the skin, delayed healing of wounds, changes in the shape and size of existing moles and discoloration of the skin ( purple or black patches) are some signs in the initial stages that one has to look out for. Once the tumor spreads, it is potentially fatal and can lead to death. The main cause that has been identified is the exposure to UV rays. Cigarette smoking and some viral infections are the other factors that can increase risk. Herbs that can be an important part of skin cancer treatment are listed below in this blog.


Natural Treatment Options For Skin Cancer


  • Turmeric – There is sufficient data to recommend the use of turmeric for cancer cure. The active ingredient in turmeric is an antioxidant called curcumin that is also an anti cancer agent. The benefits are seen when this spice is consumed regularly as a part of our daily diet. Use a pinch of black pepper along with it to improve the absorption of curcumin.


  • Flax Seeds- They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and protect the skin against harmful UV rays. It is a useful supplement for individuals already diagnosed with skin cancer as it halts the growth of the tumor. Flax seed oil can be used for cooking or the whole or powdered seeds used in meals regularly.


  • Thyme- It is a concentrated source of vitamin A which is a very important nutrient needed for healing the skin and  formation of new cells. This is required in larger amounts post skin cancer diagnosis. Edible thyme oil or capsules that contain the essential oils can be used after taking your doctor's opinion.


  • Milkweed-  A study has claimed that we can cure skin cancer with common garden weed which is found abundantly all around us. As per latest research, the sap contained in the plant helps to arrest the growth of the tumor and can make for an important alternative treatment. More well designed research studies are needed to back this claim.


  • Ginkgo- This herb has powerful antioxidant properties that can perform a protective function by negating the harmful effects seen after exposure to cigarette smoke and UV rays. It also helps in increasing immunity which is low in cancer patients. Tablets and capsules can be taken if your doctor approves.


Supplement drug and radiation therapy in skin cancer with the above listed useful herbs that help improve chances of recovery. Do not forget to use a herbal sunscreen every time you step out.


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Herbal Remedies For Skin Cancer