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Are there specific dietary guidelines in Ayurveda for prostate cancer prevention?

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Are there specific dietary guidelines in Ayurveda for prostate cancer prevention?

QuestionsCategory: cancerAre there specific dietary guidelines in Ayurveda for prostate cancer prevention?
Gajendra asked 8 months ago
Are there specific dietary guidelines in Ayurveda for prostate cancer prevention?
Dr. Bommu Venkateshwara Reddy Staff replied 7 months ago

It is difficult to recommend a specific diet for prostate cancer as it is a provocation of tridoshas imbalance so, the diet should be a balanced one.

Tailored diet is to be followed for concurrent systemic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, or atheroma. A strict Ayurvedic regimen is provided to prevent further accumulation of ama in the colon, for the proper maintenance of agni, the digestive fire.

Interval of three hours between meals, no sleeping within two hours of eating, no intake of water within two hours of eating and avoiding old, cold and stale foods.

Below listed herbs are used as formulations in the treatment of prostate cancer:
Specific herbs for the urogenital system
Herbs having Lekhaniya and Bedhaniya tendencies, for breaking down tumours
Tridoshically-balancing herbs
Herbs for the urogenital system strengthen the shukra dhatu, and act as an anupan for the dosha. Such herb is gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). In cancer treatment, the herb has a great merit of balancing tridoshas. Gokshura is diuretic, rejuvenative, nervine, and soothes the urinary tract.
Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), a herb rejuvenates the urinary tract and essentially a tridoshic is useful in the treatment of cancer. It reduces swelling and has a specific anti-cancer effect.
In the lekhaniya (scraping) method, the important herbs used in prostate cancer are kutki and shilajit. Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), helps to remove ama from the colon and tends to break down the tumors by scraping effect. Shilajit (Bitumen) reduces vata, kapha and may increase pitta. Its primary action is with the urogenital system and it has a typical effect in reducing benign and malignant swelling of the prostate gland. Chandra Prabha which contains both kutki and shilajit, and is widely useful in the treatment of prostatic cancer.
Tridoshically balancing herbs include saffron (Crocus sativa), cardamom, cinnamon, bay, and Nagkeshar (Mesua ferrea Linn.) should be used in small quantities. It helps to maintain a clean and healthy colon to prevent extra exposure of the prostate gland from colonic ama.
Triphala is an ayurvedic formulation of Emblica officinalis or amla, Terminialia belerica, or bibhitaki, and Terminalia chehula, or haritaki is to be used in sufficient quantities
These dietary supplements will enhance the preventive measures of prostate cancer.
Apart from the dietary supplements, every person has to follow the activities of quality of life. It enhances the immunity of the body by which we can prevent many types of cancer.

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