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How does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of skin cancer?

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How does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of skin cancer?

QuestionsCategory: cancerHow does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of skin cancer?
Ravindradas asked 7 months ago
How does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of skin cancer?
Dr. Bommu Venkateshwara Reddy Staff replied 7 months ago

We as a whole know, skin cancer is of two forms, melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. Skin disease is curable, when it is treated at a beginning phase. The science of ayurveda offers essential remedies for treating skin cancer. It can be curable for all ages.

Most important ayurvedic herbo-minerals that help in fighting skin cancer can be used in our diet. These are obtained from all natural resources and easily accessible.

Flaxseeds: It has good amounts of dietary fibre, unsaturated fat, micronutrients and lignans that controls the metastasis of cancer cells
Aloe vera: It has various skin benefits as it is a natural sunscreen. It defends the skin from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. It stops the production of cancer causing agents and helps the body to heal quicker from cancer.
Astragalus: Astragalus has various medical advantages in which it enhances the immune system and heals skin cancer.
Turmeric: It is an ancient herb that can fight a lot of skin problems. It has an important component: curcumin. Being a powerful antioxidant that helps in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Bilberry: Bilberry tea can stop the growth of skin cancer as it has free radicals. It is an important herb that has antioxidant properties which helps in the recovery process.
Hawthorn: Hawthorn berries have a property of strong antioxidants that stops growth of cancer cells. It prevent affecting other organs of the body
Artemisia: It is also known as sweet wormwood that contains a compound artemisinin. It can inhibit the spreading of cancer.
Scutellaria: It is commonly known as a Chinese herb that inhibits progression of skin cancer. This ayurvedic herb has flavonoids and is known as an anticancer agent.
Saffron: it is an ayurvedic phyto-mineral slows down the growth of skin cancer. It can be applied in small quantities as extracts.

Apart from the intake and usage of ayurvedic herbs, there are other methods which can be used as management of the skin cancer are;

Panchakarma treatment is the best therapy for healing skin cancer. It includes purification and elimination of harmful toxins from the body by its 5 specific techniques are; Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamokshana.
Drinking green tea can be extremely useful. It is known to have anticancer properties which help in prevention of skin cancer.
Including more amount of citrus fruits in the diet like lemons, oranges;
Avoiding oily and fried foods
Reducing the high calorie foods such as sugar is beneficial
Applying turmeric paste on the body regularly can safeguard against skin cancer

Everyone must not ignore skin cancer as if it is identified in early stages, successful chances of recovery can happen. Seeking the advice of the doctor and ayurvedic expert is mandatory to heal, prevent and manage the risk of skin cancer.

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