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Colorectal Cancer

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Colorectal Cancer

MANAGEMENT OF STOMACH CANCER THROUGH AYURVEDA – ALTERNATE REMEDIES


ABSTRACT

Stomach cancer which is also known as gastric cancer is an abnormal and controlled growth of the cells in the stomach. In most of the cases of stomach cancer, the growth is found in the stomach, i.e. the main part of the stomach. Gradually, just like other cancers, it also spreads to other parts of the body if left undiagnosed or untreated. This article is all about stomach cancer and its herbal management by the remedies offered by Plantbased Ayurveda.


INTRODUCTION

This muscular sac called the stomach is located below the ribs and in the upper middle part of the abdomen. As most of us know that the function of the stomach is to receive food and aid its digestive process through various juices and enzymes. Formation of cancerous cells in the inner lining of the stomach results in stomach cancer. These cells gradually over the years grow into a tumor.


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS


It is very important to know about signs and symptoms of any disease in order to diagnose it at an early stage and in case of cancers it is crucial to be diagnosed as soon as possible.


SOME OF THE COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS REPORTED ARE

  • Swallowing is difficult

  • Bloating sensation after eating anything

  • Heartburn and indigestion

  • Small meals make me feel full

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Pain in stomach

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Loss of appetite


CAUSES


The exact cause of stomach cancer is not known. However there are certain factors which increase the risk of having it. Some of the risk factors are:

  • Infection of H.pylori resulting in ulceration in the stomach

  • Gastritis, i.e. inflammation of the stomach

  • Pernicious anemia, which is a chronic form of anemia

  • Polyps in stomach

  • Smoking

  • Obesity or being overweight

  • Surgery of stomach to treat an ulcer

  • Taking too much pickled, smoked or salty food

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Family history of the disease

  • Exposure to asbestos

  • Certain genetic factors

  • Epstein-Barr virus infection

  • Having A-type blood group

Any of these factors can result in certain abnormal changes in the DNA which causes cells in the stomach to divide rapidly and uncontrollably. This causes piling up of the cells in a particular area, forming a tumor and destroying healthy tissues. Gradually this tumor can break from its site and travel to other parts of the body to develop over there (Metastasis).


DIAGNOSIS


Your doctor will start with the physical examination and medical history which will help them understand if there is any risk factor, family history or signs and symptoms present. In case of presence of any of these things, further tests are done to confirm the diagnosis like:

  • Certain blood tests

  • Upper endoscopy

  • Upper gastrointestinal series test

  • CT (Computed tomography) test

  • Biopsy


MANAGEMENT OF STOMACH CANCER THROUGH AYURVEDA


Treatment of stomach cancer depends upon the part of the stomach it is present in, stage of the disease and its metastasis. Conventionally, chemotherapy and radiation therapy is done to treat the disease or to control it. Ayurveda here can help in treating and managing diseases using natural herbs and compounds which naturally possess anti cancer properties. In early stages ayurveda can help in treating the disease from its root cause while in late stages it can help in managing the signs and symptoms, making patient’s life quality better through the herbal remedies.


MANAGEMENT OF STOMACH CANCER THROUGH AYURVEDA


Treatment of stomach cancer depends upon the part of the stomach it is present in, stage of the disease and its metastasis. Conventionally, chemotherapy and radiation therapy is done to treat the disease or to control it. Ayurveda here can help in treating and managing diseases using natural herbs and compounds which naturally possess anti cancer properties. In early stages ayurveda can help in treating the disease from its root cause while in late stages it can help in managing the signs and symptoms, making patient’s life quality better through the herbal remedies.


HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANTBASED AYURVEDA FOR STOMACH CANCER


Plantbased Ayurveda is a well known herbal pharmaceutical company in India parts of the world. Medicines produced here are used by people all over india as there are various distributors in different areas of the globe which take care of easy delivery of the herbal products by Plantbased Ayurveda to the people. All the herbal products by Plantbased Ayurveda are purely vegetarian, organic and herbal and devoid of preservatives, chemicals, binders, fillers, additives, yeast or color. Authenticity of every herb and mineral used in these products are very well checked through various quality check procedures. For Stomach cancer Plantbased Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which help in treating and managing the condition naturally.


PRODUCTS LIST
  • Kanchnaar guggul

  • Curcumin capsule

  • Tulsi capsule

  • Guggul capsule

  • Graviola capsule

  • Gotukola capsule

  • Ashwagandha capsule

  • Pitta balance

  • Mahashankh vati

  • Avipattikar churna

  • Chandraprabha vati

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION


1. KANCHNAAR GUGGUL

It is the medicinal combination of herbs like Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) etc. Kanchnaar guggul tablets help in dissolving the tumor and prevent further accumulation of the cells.​


Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water


2. CURCUMIN CAPSULE

Active component of Haridra (Curcuma longa) i.e. Curcumin is used for the preparation of Curcumin capsules. These capsules possess anti cancer, anti tumor, immune modulating, adaptogenic and anti inflammatory properties which help in treatment and management of stomach cancer.​


Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water


3. TULSI CAPSULE

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Tulsi capsules contain eugenol which helps in fighting the disease. It possesses anti cancer properties in abundance, hence one of the most important herbs to treat stomach cancer.


Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water


4. GUGGUL CAPSULE

Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is the main ingredient of these Ayurvedic capsules which contain amazing medicinal properties. Guggul capsules possess antioxidative and anti inflammatory properties which help in treating the ailment by preventing the chronic inflammation and damage done by free radicals to the body.​


Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water


5. GRAVIOLA CAPSULE

These herbal capsules have the natural tendency to destroy the cancerous cells present anywhere in the body even which are resistant to certain chemotherapy drugs, hence are very helpful in treating this condition. Graviola capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Graviola (Annona muricata).​

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water


6. GOTU KOLA CAPSULE

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is the herb used in standardized extract form to prepare these capsules. Gotukola capsules help in treating stomach cancer as it possesses anti cancerous properties that help in killing the cancerous cells in the body.


​Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water


7. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULE

It is the single herb capsule prepared from standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules helps in improving overall health of the patient by giving strength and stamina to the body to fight against the disease.​


Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water


8. PITTA BALANCE

As per Ayurveda, vitiation of Pitta dosha can lead to various health ailments and stomach related issues are also one of them. These mineral capsules help in pacifying the Pitta dosha and treat the complaints like heartburn, indigestion, nausea etc. Pitta balance capsules are prepared from Praval Pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) etc.​


Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water


9. MAHASHANKH VATI

Herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Hingu (Ferula asafetida), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Chincha (Tamarindus indica), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis) etc are used in the preparation of Mahashankh vati tablets. These tablets help in treating indigestion, bloating, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.​


Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water


10. AVIPATTIKAR CHURNA

This is the multi herbal powder which is prepared using medicinal herbs like Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Tejpatta (Laurus nobilis) etc. Avipattikar churna have carminative and digestive properties which help in treating bloating, indigestion and loss of appetite.​


Dosage- Take ½ teaspoon twice daily after meals with lukewarm water


11. CHANDRAPRABHA VATI

These therapeutic herbal tablets are prepared using guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Chavya (Piper chaba), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. Chanderprabha vati has a soothing and calming effect on the body. It is the classical Ayurvedic preparation which helps in treating cancers owing to its rasayana property.​


Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water






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