Natural Herbs For Breast Cancer


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Some biological response modifiers, derivatives of herbs, hinder growth of cancer, while other herbs diminish lethal side effects and complications of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Herbs used to reduce breast cancer symptoms: Echinacea, Licorice, Cat’s Claw, Garlic, Flaxseed, Turmeric, Burdock, Green tea, Ginseng, Dandelion, broccoli, grapes, wheatgrass, etc.

Natural Herbs For Breast Cancer

It’s not just the cancer medication that most people are worried about, as far as the side-effects are concerned. They are all sorts of medication synthesized by the pharmaceutical companies that come with plethora of chemicals in them and can cause other sicknesses in the process of curing. Therefore, this crisis among the pharmaceutical companies caused due to the lack of minimizing the side-effects of the medication has led to the popularity of the herbal approach or alternative medication.

Cancer as a whole has been one of the most dreaded diseases. And even moving deeper, one of the most prevalent cancers is the breast cancer, which has been at its high this year. Hence, the demand for alternative medication, including herbal remedy for the breast cancer has been getting higher day by day.

Is herbal remedy for breast cancer efficient?

There remains a limited scientific evidence on the efficacy and safety of natural therapies including herbal remedies. One of the websites regarding the same reported, “the potential for interactions of herbal with conventional medications, consumption of high dose with consequent adverse effect and the limited, insufficient data concerning the possible hazards of herbal consumption, pose serious public health issues.”

Herbal Treatment and Breast Cancer

Among Complementary and alternative medicines, herbal medicine is the most commonly used group of treatment. Some biological response modifiers, derivatives of herbs, are recognized to hinder the growth of cancer by modifying the activity of precise hormones and enzymes, while other herbs diminish lethal side effects and complications of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Moreover, phytoconstituents resulting from the herbs such as Vinca rosea, Taxus species, Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Angelica sinensis, Astragals membranaceus, Glycine max, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Hordeum vulgare, Hydrocotyle asiatica, Medicago sativa, Morinda citrifolia, Panax pseudoginseng, Saussurea lappa, Taxus wallichiana, Tinospora cordifolia, Viscum album, Withania somnifera, Zingiber officinale etc. have been used in numerous preparations to improve function of the body’s immune cells that stimulates production of cytokines including interleukin, interferon, tumor necrosis factor as well as colony stimulating factor. These preparations assist the body to battle cancer more efficiently and also decrease the harmful side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Herbs That Can Be Used For Fighting Breast Cancer


Studies have found that Echinacea purpurea increases the amount of natural killer cells in the experimental mice and suggested that E. purpurea could be a possible treatment for anti-tumor therapy in the future.


Glycyrrhizin is a chief constituent of licorice root and is a sweet tasting triterpenoid saponin. The dried roots and underground stems of the plant are used in herbal remedies. Glycyrrhizin along with its aglycone and glycyrrhetinic acid have also been stated to encourage activity of interferon, supplement the movement of natural killer cells and modulate the growth response of lymphocytes through augmentation of IL-2 production. Experimental studies have recognized number of substances in licorice that may help avert DNA mutations, reduce tumor development, or even destroy cancer cells including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia cells.

Cat’s Claw

Two species of cat’s claw, Uncaria guianesis and U. tomentosa have also gained much attention particularly in the West because of their immune-stimulant properties as they contain a rich source of phytochemicals with more than 30 known constituents including at least 17 alkaloids, along with glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, sterol fractions, and other compounds found in the root and stalk bark.


Garlic encompasses hundred or more biologically beneficial secondary metabolites, such as alliin, alliinase, allicin etc. Allicin is a predecessor to numerous sulphur comprising compounds that are accountable for the taste, aroma as well as its pharmacological properties. The antitumor property of Garlic is attributed to its high level of a wide-ranging diversity of organic sulfides and polysulfide’s. It is known to augment action of the immune system by activating lymphocytes and macrophages to kill cancer cells.


Flaxseed contains a rich supply of lignans. Mammalian lignans appear to be anti-carcinogenic because lignan metabolites hold a structural resemblance to estrogens and can attach to estrogen receptors to hinder the development of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer. In women with breast cancer urinary excretion of lignans is reduced, while the intake of flaxseed powder enhances urinary concentration of lignans by many folds.


Turmeric imparts a rich yellow color to food. Turmeric’s anti-mutagenic action as well as cancer inhibition activity is attributed to its phenolic constituents. It has been shown to curb the progress of breast, lung, stomach and skin malignancies. Its antioxidant curcumin, has been shown to be a successful anti-inflammatory agent in humans and slows down the development of cancer by averting the production of toxic eicosanoid such as PGE-2.


Burdock is used in oncology as well as in many other serious health problems. It comprises of some powerful anticancer features that averts mutations in the oncogenes. It has been used in the management of breast cancer, ovary, bladder, malignant melanoma, lymphoma and cancers of the pancreas. Studies document that it decreases the size of tumor, ease the pain and prolongs the survival phase.

Green tea

Polyphenolics in green tea (Camellia sinensis) are also recognized to have anti-mutagenic and anti-cancer actions. The most abundant polyphenol in green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) which has also been the focus of pre-clinical and clinical research in a variety of health settings. Tea polyphenols have also been shown to inhibit tumor cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in laboratory and animal studies while in other studies, tea catechins have shown to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor cell invasiveness as well as modulate immune system function.


The dried roots of Ginseng are used in traditional medicines to treat a variety of conditions, including cancer. Constituents of ginseng have been shown to inhibit the production of tumor necrosis factor in mouse skin, inhibit the growth and proliferation of cancer cells in animal models, inhibit cell proliferation, induce differentiation, and stimulate interferon levels. Other tumor cell processes may also be interfered with by ginseng constituents.


Dandelion or Taraxacum officinale, has a history of use in Chinese, Arabian and Native American traditional medicine, to treat a variety of diseases including cancer. To date, however, very few studies have been reported on the anti-carcinogenic activity of Dandelion.


Other herbs and vegetables that are safe to use to fight breast cancer are broccoli, grapes, wheatgrass, lignans, soybean, vitamin D, calcium, and a well-balanced diet.

Note: Please note that the home remedies for breast cancer are available not for treating the disease completely, but for decreasing its negative aspects to an extent.


CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Buie Viva
Buie Viva 5pts

You are right to do your own research. Good experts in any field are hard to find nowadays. And I think this is a damn shame. So many people suffering because they look at so called educated people as flawless. I took a graduate course in Nutrition once, and it was full of doctors. S c a r y...

TheHerbal TeaHouse
TheHerbal TeaHouse 5pts

An Infusion of Fresh Stinging Nettles. Castor oil massage (breast) one night a week.

Susan Leeming
Susan Leeming 5pts

I drink loads ! Helped rid pain with peppermint Tea after Chemo and lemon / ginger 2 help with sickness. Slept with Lavender / Echinacea for 2 Years . Drink red berries also. All helps my Energy levels and oh have Survived 7.3 Years ! The Indian / Chinese medicine practices don. T rely on Paracetomol ! Herbs date back thousands of years. I swear by them. Also Chamomile for Calm. X

Dietra Staley Cox
Dietra Staley Cox 5pts

I don't believe everything one doctor says. experience has taught me to research for myself. everything has a cause. if I had listened to and believed everything one doctor told me I'd be a mess if not dead. I was expected to let a surgeon operate on me even though he told me that my symptoms didn't match what the procedure should fix. I said no & got the help I needed without surgery. doctors don't study nutrition, nutritionists do. other medical disciplines exist for a reason so don't cheat yourself.

Dietra Staley Cox
Dietra Staley Cox 5pts

keep believing that.how many doctors study nutrition? I've learned through experience never to take one persons opinion without researching on my own.

Caroline English
Caroline English 5pts

My doctor told me that, beside smoking its only hazard who gives cancer if your due to have the desease then it will happen ..green juice and tetox have nothing to do with it!

Karen Antcliff-Vale
Karen Antcliff-Vale 5pts

I would try an antifungal first because many tumors are really fungus, almost identical to cancerous tumors.

Angel Romo
Angel Romo 5pts

No,, the best thing to do is exercise everyday and more on vegetables and fruits,;are the best of food eat some of each days and it will make you good,,dont drink alcohol also smoke,, do not take these..its danger causing cancer

Raman Deep Singh
Raman Deep Singh 5pts

I think some women sleep only one side .nd breast tight with body weight .its main problm of cancer

Ayurveda 5pts

Ritu Bhandari Kindly refer to the link! :)

Ritu Bhandari
Ritu Bhandari 5pts

What about other cancer treatment with ayurbedic ?

Amba Dina Sahib
Amba Dina Sahib 5pts

I want to say something abut cancer if one can take their onw urine that s pass out ( urinate ) 2 am . Coz to take ur own urine s a game of immune system .antigen in urine r used to make antibodies by immune system .

Yolanda Powell
Yolanda Powell 5pts


Deborah Funderburk
Deborah Funderburk 5pts

My cancer isnt breast cancer, its endometrial or uterine cancer.

Sonu Shah
Sonu Shah 5pts

Zareen ZaidiRuxana AbbasShelly Gupta

Kendra Horn
Kendra Horn 5pts

Iodine and selenium could be listed as well. Brownstein has a protocol for reversing the glandular cancers (breast, thyroid, prostate, ovarian, testicular) using iodine.

Yas-eng Cassy
Yas-eng Cassy 5pts

Broccoli, garlic, green tea and aloe vera but only avoiding not healing \U0001f625

Judi Castro
Judi Castro 5pts

What herbs can be used for fighting fibroids?