Herbs for Cervical Health
Cervix is the narrow neck of the uterus that connects the body of the uterus to the birth canal or vagina. Cancer of the cervix is common in females and may spread to other body parts.
Commonly cervical cancer is caused due to Human Papilloma Virus or HPV that forms warts in the genital area and throat. However, cervical cancer is preventable by use of vaccines and screening as well as treatment of the precancerous lesion.
In this article, we will discuss some herbs that will naturally nourish your cervix, strengthen your immune system and promote cervix health.
8 Herbs for Cervical Health
Rosemary is rich in bioactive compounds that reduce the risk of cancer. It is a powerful antioxidant and has antimicrobial and antitumor properties. There is evidence that suggests that rosemary extract retards chemically induced tumours as it contains carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid that inhibits the proliferation of human cancer cell lines. Also, rosemary is high in polyphenolic compounds that fight cancer.
2. Green Tea-
As a dietician and a doctor I always recommend females to drink at least 2 cups of green tea/day. Green tea contains polyphenols that are responsible for the anticancerous effect and halts the progress of cancer.
Curcumin in turmeric is the primary ingredient that is anti-cancer and makes this spice a superfood. It can induce the death of cancer cells. And also prevents cirrhosis. The surprising fact is that this spice targets ten causative factors of cancer. The process does of curcumin to fight cancer has not been yet officially established. So what you can do is to add turmeric to your milk and food.
4. Holy Basil Leaves-
Holy basil is a herb that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to cure some diseases. The herb is rich in Ursolic Acid, anthocyanin, flavonoids and Phenolic compounds. Drink holy basil leave and boost your body immune system.
5. Sophora Root-
Sophora root powder has been used to treat cervix erosion. A report says that when 50 to 100 mg sophora alkaloid is given for ten days three times in a day, the affected women showed improvement. If needed this treatment can be continued for next 20 days. Sophora teats some reproductive diseases such as chronic pelvic disease, salpingitis, chronic cervicitis and vaginitis. The alcohol extract of Sephora inhibits vaginal trichomonas.
This herb is well known to the improve immune system and prevents cancer. It acts through the same pathways that are the target of many chemotherapy drugs.
7. Grape Seed-
Grape seed contains resveratrol that has anti-cancer properties. It inhibits the proliferation of tumour cells.
8. Snow Fungus-
Snow fungus is rich in mucilage like polysaccharides. It strengthens the immune system. It increases the activity of natural killer cells and also promotes the effectiveness of antibodies. Also, it reduces the spread of cancer.
Cervical cancer is preventable. Take care of your cervix and boost body immunity by adding the ‘herbs to enhance cervical health’ in your daily diet.
*For proper dose meet your gynecologist.