How Ayurveda Medicines Help in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Cancer is a disease where the cells grow in an uncontrolled way. There is no as such proper division in the cells. Ayurveda has some positive results in cancer treatment

Cancer symptoms

  • Appearance of round, immobile, fast growing and unripe swelling is diagnostic features of cancer.
  • Swelling with cutting, rough and bladder like appearance.
  • Swelling with hot burning sensation.

List of Ayurveda herbs for cancer treatment

Abrus  precatorious: Isolated proteinus extract from seeds having anti-cancerous properties.

Allium sativum: Show marked anti-cancerous activity on rabbits.

Albizzia lebbeck: Its alcoholic extract of roots possesses anti-cancer activity against mice

Aloe vera: It stimulates the production of T-4 lymphocytes thereby drastic reduction in Karposi sarcoma.

Anacardium occidentale: Its alcoholic extracts having anti-cancer activity against Heptoma of mice.

Annona Squamosa: The alcoholic extract of its aerial parts  is having anti-cancer activity.

Asparagus racemosus: It root alcoholic extract possess anticancer activity in human epidermoid carcinoma of the nasopharynx.

Baliospermum montanum: Ester derivatives in root show anti-cancerous activity

Aristolochia indica: Alcohol extract of its root showing anti cancerous property against adeno-carcinoma in mice.

Bacopa monniera: The entire plant is having anti cancerous activity.

Bahunia racemosa: Barks alcoholic extract possess anti cancer activity.

Euphorbia hirta: Alcoholic extract of   entire plant possessed with anticancer activity.

Indigofera mysorensis: Its extract having anti cancerous activity against lymphocytic leukaemia in mice.

Ixora undulata: The entire plant is effective for cancer in mice.

Jatropha glandulifera: Ethanolic extract of  the aerial plants works well for cancer in mice.

Vinca rosea: Its anti-cancer may be used for the cancer of breast, cervix, kidney, lung, ovary etc.

Vernonia species: the alkaloid vernolepin having anti cancerous features.

Tylophora asthmatica:  Tolyphorin and tolyphorinin are the alkaloids related with the plant and having anti cancerous features.

Nigella sativa:  Ethanolic extract of seeds show anti-cancer properties.

Phyllanthus fraternus:  Whole plant show anti cancer activity in mouse.

Ocimum sanctum: Its leaf juice has controlled over cancer of skin and liver.

Piper betel: Betel leaf extract is also associate with anti tumour features.

Plumbago rosea: is used for oral anti cancer activity.

The alcoholic extract of leaves, bark, roots and aerial parts of the following  ayurvedic herbs and plants are also having anti cancerous characteristics.

Azadirachta indica, Berberies aristata, Bergenia ligulata, Boswellia serrata, Calotropis gigantea, Cedrus deodara, Centella asciatica, Corchorous aestuans, Curcuma longa, Datura metel, Erythrina Suberosa, Heliotropium indicum, Inuula Cappa, Jasmonium dispersum,  Manilkara hexandra,  Melia azadaracha, Michelia kisopa, Moringa oleifera, Nerium Indicum, Picrorrhiza kurroa, Pisum sativum, Plumbago zeylanica,


  1. Mrityunjay kumar
    • p.v. prasad
  2. Hari Bhakta Manandhar

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