Undoubtedly, lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the world. There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. The more cigarettes you smoke and the early you started smoking, the higher is the chance of developing lung cancer. The standard treatment methods for lung cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Ayurvedic plants are used as an additional therapy with the usual treatment of lung cancer. Ayurvedic medicines control the disease and help to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body. One such medicine is Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum).
Kantakari and Lung Cancer Treatment
Lung cancer in ayurveda is increasing its importance as the Ayurvedic medicines help to control the spread of the disease and improve the quality of life. Kantakari is a useful Ayurvedic herb and is widely used for the treatment of cough, asthma and other respiratory conditions. Kantakari is a bright green shrub with bluish-purple flower. It is a seasonal plant and mainly grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is an important medicinal plant of ayurveda and is one of the roots of famous Dashmula, group of ten roots.
Role of Ayurvedic Medicines
Ayurvedic medicines are given as additional therapy to standard line of treatment. Kantakari aims to control the lung cancer and reduce its spread to other parts of the body. It helps to improve the overall survival rate of the patients. In addition to helping in reducing the spread of tumor, the Ayurvedic medicines also strengthen the immune system. It is also used to treat variety of diseases such as treating worms, fever, hoarseness of voice, muscular pain, enlargement of liver and cough.
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