Lung cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the lungs. There are two types of cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. We often discuss about the increasing use of ayurvedic herbs in the lung cancer treatment. One useful herb is the Bhruhat-Kantakari. Solanum Indicum is one of the dashmoola, group of 10 roots. The root as well as the fruit is also used in the treatment.
Bhruhat-Kantakari for Lung Cancer Treatment
The regular use of ayurvedic medicines for lung cancer treatment helps to control the spread of the disease. It also helps in improving the quality of life and thus, enhancing the survival chances of the patient. This ayurvedic herb of Bhruhat-Kantakari is used to control tumor and strengthen immune system. It is a bitter herb and helps to open up lung passages. It cleans up the toxins of the body and improves appetite. Generally, one-third of the teaspoon is taken with honey.
In addition to helping lung cancer patients in relieving the pain, this herb is also useful in various problems. It is useful in asthma and chronic respiratory disorders. It helps one to relieve abdominal colic pain and relieve vomiting. The herb works great for asthma, bronchitis, sore throats and more.
Though this ayurvedic herb comes with no side effects but self medication with this medicine is strictly not recommended. You should take the herb in precise dosage and for a limited period of time, as advised by doctor. The over-dosage may cause indigestion and diarrhea. The patients who are diabetic or cardiac patients and also pregnant ladies and lactating mothers should strictly take this medicine under medical supervision.
The information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice.
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