Natural Cures For Cancer
Natural cures for cancer : Introduction
If a cancer patient is well informed and knowledgeable, he or she will definitely choose the natural cures for cancer, instead of the mainstream cancer treatment. Natural cures for cancer take the form of holistic nutritional approach. There are many natural treatments and therapies available, although none of them is approved by the mainstream medical Big Brothers for reasons better known to themselves. But that doesn’t mean that these natural cures for cancer don’t work. The most important message to all cancer patients is that they have a choice in cancer treatments, and not to succumb to the false belief that only radiation, chemotherapy and surgery may work. Everyone knows the painful and debilitating side effects of these “burn, poison, and cut” treatments.
Natural cures for cancer are usually taken in combination of the methods available. It is not advisable to just stick to only one form of natural treatment. Different patients and different types of cancer may respond to different types of natural treatments. Patients can seek out reliable experts in these alternative natural treatments and go from there to gain more confidence in these treatments.
For this article I like to share with you three types of natural cures for cancer. They are:
- Apricot seed kernels
- Papaya leaves and stalks
- Lemon grass
Natural cures for cancer : Apricot seed kernels
Apricot seed kernels are nature’s “chemotherapy”. But unlike chemotherapy, apricot seed kernels only kill the cancer cells. Apricot seed kernel is the inside substance of the apricot pit. The kernel is extracted by crushing the hard pit of the apricot. The apricot seed kernel contains a compound called amagdylin. The other names for this compound are laetrile, nitriloside, or B17.
Amagdylin is a powerful cancer fighter when used in conjunction with other appropriate natural treatments. Amagdylin contains four substances. Two are glucose; one is benzaldyhide, and one is cyanide. The trace of organic cyanide can effectively destroy cancer cells in earlier stages of the disease.
The recommended dosage per day is one pit for each 10 pounds of body weight.
This is from a first-hand information from a cancer survivor about the limitation of apricot kernel. This I quote from his blog comment:
"In today's post about apricot seeds did not work for me, I think I left out an important detail. As I said, the B17 found in the apricot seed is not effective against kidney cancer. However, apricot seeds also contains high oil and protein content which feeds the cancer. This is the damaging part. That's why taking the B17 (Laterile/Amygdalin) extract is preferred."
Papaya tree and leaf
Natural cures for cancer : Papaya leaves and stalks
Research done at Purdue University headed by Dr. Mclaughlin has found that papaya contains 50 biological active ingredients which can fight against bacteria, parasites, fungi and certain varieties of cancer cells. The vital vitamin B17 is also present in abundance in papaya. Another potent compound is acetogenin, generally found in papaya twigs. Acetogenins have been shown to have dramatic biological activity, being active against worms, viruses, fungi, and many cancer cell lines.
Dr. McLaughlin also found that papaya can fight against tumors and any type of abnormalities which involve faster than normal cell growth. Tests have also shown that papayas reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Probably, the most quoted authority on the papaya is Harold W. Tietze who wrote the book “Papaya The Medicine Tree”. In his book, Tietze wrote about the stories of many cancer survivors who successfully used the juice of the papaya leaf to cure themselves of cancer.
By the way, cancer patients who take laetrile or apricot kernel, are advised to take papaya and pineapple everyday, as their enzymes will strip away the coating on the cancer cells to enable the B17 in the kernel to attack the cancer cells.
The recipe is as follows:
- Wash and partly dry several medium-size papaya leaves.
- Cut into small pieces like cutting cabbage.
- Put them in a pot filled with 2 quarts / litres of water.
- Heat water until boil and then simmer without a lid until the water is reduced by half.
- Strain the liquid and bottle in glass containers.
- Put the liquid in the refrigerator.
(Good for three to four days; if it becomes cloudy, it should be discarded.)
The recommended dosage in the original recipe is 3 tablespoons/ 50ml three times a day.
Natural cures for cancer : Lemongrass
This information is most probably based on the well-circulated research study done in 2005 at the Ben Gurion University in Israel.
The study found that in a test tube environment, one gram of lemongrass could cause cancer cells to self-destruct, a process called “apoptosis”, while the normal cells were left unharmed. The substance responsible for this apoptosis is citral. Citral in lemongrass gives it the lemon aroma.
Recipe for lemongrass tea:
- 8 lemongrass stalks, cut off the knob at the bottom of the stalk
- Wash clean, and crush the stalks with a pestle or something heavy
- Put the stalks in a pot with 1 liter of water, and bring to boil
- Turn the flame down and simmer for 20 minutes
- Let cool and add 3 tablespoons of pure honey and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
(Drink it warm or chilled)
There are many recipes for lemongrass tea. You can follow another lemongrass tea recipe in my other article "How to make lemongrass tea".
My other articles on alternative therapies
The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.
You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.