Lung cancer is an illness caused by abnormal growth of lung cells. It records most number of cancer related deaths and all over the world the figure appears at 1.3 million. Chemotherapy, surgery and radio therapy are the traditional treatments for lung cancer treatment. Ayurveda is used as an additional treatment with these conventional treatments of lung cancer.
There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). There can also be a mixture of both of them. When the cancer spreads to some other part of the body system and later affects the respiratory system (lungs), it is referred to as metastatic cancer. More cigarettes you smoke on regular basis; that much early you started have an impact on your possibilities of developing lung cancer. Second-hand smoke is equally harmful as like regular smoking. Approximately 3,000 non-smoking adults die yearly from lung cancer due to second-hand smoke, according to the American Cancer Society.
Ayurvedic drugs control the illness and prevent it from growing to the other parts of body system. Drugs used to cure lung cancer are:
The simultaneous use of ayurvedic remedies for lung cancer treatment places more focus on controlling the propagate of the illness, enhancing total wellness and thereby, helping the success possibilities of the affected person.
- Maha-Manjisthadi-Qadha and Kanchnaar-Guggulu are ayurvedic medicines that improve propagate of tumor within the body system of individual.
- Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Sameerpannag-Ras, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Madhu-Malini-Vasant, Vasant-Kusumakar-Ras and Suvarna-Bhasma are the ayurvedic medicines which used to control the growth of tumor and enhance immune system.
Some of the herbs used for the lung cancer treatment include:
- Behada (Terminalia bellerica)
- Bharangee (Clerodendron serratum)
- Bhruhat-Kantakari (Solanum indicum)
- Datura (Dhattura fastuosa)
- Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
- Kushtha (Saussurea lappa)
- Pippali (Piper longum)
- Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa)
- Vasa (Adhatoda vasaka)
- Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra)