Cancer is something that has touched my life more than once in people very close to me. With the Fu@k Cancer jar video on TikTok getting tons of views, I've been asked to make these jars for those who need them. Of course, that made me realize that I didn't have an article up for those of you looking for different herbs and herbal mixes that will help you or those you love who are fighting this terrible illness. So, without further adieu, here are 10 cancer-fighting herbs that can help fight this gnarly beast:
Turmeric: a yellow curry powder that has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and is an amazing anti-inflammatory herb.
Ginger: a powerhouse that can be found in powder or root form, it's an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory that helps protect against cancers. It's also a wonderful remedy for nausea and can help boost appetite.
Oregano: one of the richest sources of antioxidants that slows the growth of cancer cells and even boosts cell death in those cancerous cells. It is antibacterial and is also a natural disinfectant.
Cayenne Pepper: yep, it's a hot thing, but it also has a massive amount of capsaicin, which is a powerhouse antioxidant. It's also an epic anti-inflammatory and contains beta-carotene, which is known to be toxic to cancerous cells and inhibit their growth.
Saffron: while this spice can be a bit expensive, it contains crocins, which are water-soluble carotenoids) that can slow tumor growth and the overall progression of cancer.
Garlic: part of the cancer-fighting allium group, which includes onion, shallots, scallions, and chives; garlic is one of the most powerful anti-cancer spices out there. It helps to boost your immune system to fight any disease and decreases the growth of cancer cells.
Rosemary: this gorgeous little herb is full of fatty terpenes that encourage the death of cancer cells in tumors. It can help cancer cells absorb chemo and reduce their spread.
Parsley: another powerful antioxidant, parsley is full of apigenine, which has been shown to cut off the blood supply to tumors.
Thyme: this herb has been used for centuries around the world to keep people healthy and vigorous. It's full of thymol, an oil that has amazing anti-cancer properties.
Black Pepper: yet another antioxidant powerhouse, black pepper has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells in multiple types of tumors.
Use these herbs in cooking, in teas, and in pill form to help you in your fight against the c-word.