Stomach cancer (or gastric cancer) is of several types, the commonest being adenocarcinoma. Stomach cancer is more likely if you have a family history of stomach cancer, have infection of stomach with the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, had a polyp over 2 cm in the stomach, have chronic inflammation of stomach (gastritis), have a type of anemia called pernicious anemia, and are a smoker. It is more common in men over the age of 40.
Stomach cancer causes abdominal pain or fullness, following even a small meal. Stools will be dark. You may have difficulty in swallowing, which worsens over time. Excessive belching may be present. There will be nausea and loss of appetite. You may vomit blood now and then. You feel weak and fatigued. There will be unexplained weight loss. General health will be poor.
Herbal Remedies For Stomach Cancer
A Pennsylvania State University study finds that organosulfur compounds derived from garlic inhibit the growth of cancer cells of stomach. Garlic cloves, which are the bulbs of Allium sativum, are used medicinally. They contain the active chemicals allicin, alliin, and other antioxidants. These fight off the free radicals that contribute to the cancer. Raw garlic works better than cooked garlic or garlic extracts. You can take 2-4 g/day of minced fresh garlic cloves. Garlic is generally safe. Some side effects include bad breath, stomach upset, and bloating. Very rarely, it can cause headache, dizziness, muscle aches, and loss of appetite.
Green tea is made from the plant Camellia sinensis. It has been shown to be somewhat efficacious in the treatment of a variety of cancers, including stomach cancer. The active chemicals in green tea that help fight the cancer cells are polyphenols and antioxidants.
You can consume 2-3 cups of green tea daily. It is usually safe, though it can cause some side effects like constipation and stomach upset. Taking more than 5 cups of green tea per day can be unsafe on account of its caffeine content.
Asian ginseng has been in use in traditional Chinese medicine for several thousand years. The dried root of Panax ginseng is used medicinally. Several studies have shown that Asian ginseng might reduce the risk of certain types of cancers. It slows down or stops the growth of cancerous tumors. The chemicals that allow it to do this are ginsenosides, panaxans, and flavonoids. Consult the product label or your doctor to know its correct dose. Some of its side effects are insomnia, breast pain, menstrual problems, increased heart rate, altered blood pressure, dizziness, and headache.
The leaves of Larrea tridentata are used to make the chaparral extract. The active chemicals in chaparral extract are antioxidants. These chemicals boost your immune system and help your body in fighting better against the cancer cells.
Although several health authorities the world over have issued warnings about using chaparral, it may be worth a try in stomach cancer because of the seriousness of the disease. But use it only as a last resort. Consult product label for dosage. It can cause damage to liver and kidneys.
The root of Astragalus membranaceus is used for medicinal purposes. It, too, has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. Astragalus boosts the immune system and stimulates the production of cancer-fighting chemical interferon. It also aids the immune system in identifying abnormal cells. It contains antioxidants, which prevent cell damage. Its dose is 250-500 mg thrice daily or 20-60 drops of its tincture thrice daily. It can also be taken as a decoction thrice daily. It does not cause any serious side effects.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.