Cancer is a life-threatening disease which if not treated can cause the death of the patient. According to Ayurveda cancer is caused by the vitiation of Agni which is the fire element. The body is made up of five elements – earth, fire, water, air, and space. A vitiation of any of these can cause diseases in the body. Of course, the allopathic system of medicine can treat cancer if it is not terminal.

However, usually, the allopathic treatments are very painful and they do not succeed in completely curing cancer. There is little evidence to prove that ayurvedic treatment of cancer can completely cure cancer, but it has been known to provide relief to cancer patients in many ways. At the same time, it is also a useful system to overcome the side effects caused by allopathic treatments like radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

The Ayurveda cancer hospital focuses on removing the free radicals and the toxins, and the excessive amount of dirty Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The vitiation of these three main doshas of the body causes the vitiation of Agni and this, in turn, causes cancer. Let us look at some herbs that have proven to be of great value in the treatment of cancer.

  • Neem: This herb is very popular in the treatment of many ailments. When administered to cancer patients it stimulates the tumor suppressor pathways and makes the body produce apoptosis chemicals that kill the cells of the tumor. This causes the death of the cancer cells and they are then removed from the body. It is widely used in the cancer treatment Nagpur or elsewhere in the ayurvedic system.
  • Tinospora: This herb is known to arrest the abnormal cell cycle but it does not have any effect on the normal cells. This reduces the growth of abnormal cells which happens in cancer.
  • Ashwagandha: This herb prevents the formation of new blood vessels in the cancerous tissue which cuts of the nourishment of these cells and they eventually die and get flushed out of the body. This ensures that the cancerous tissue does not spread any further. It is used by doctors providing ayurvedic treatment for cancer in Nagpur and elsewhere.
  • Turmeric: This herb arrests the uncontrolled multiplication of the abnormal cancerous tissues by blocking the effect of the growth factor known as NF kappa-b. turmeric and Ashwagandha also stimulate the p53 pathways that suppress the tumor.
  • Fenugreek: This is a household herb and it absorbs lactic acid stopping the supply of glucose to the cancer cells which in absence of this nourishment die out.

Apart from herbal oral medicines, the best cancer hospital in Nagpur providing ayurvedic treatment will also prescribe panchakarma which is a combination of different therapies for the cure of cancer. In panchakarma, the different therapies that are used are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Snehana, and Vasti. Some other treatments may also be used additionally. These treatments not only flush out the toxins in the body through different methods they also bring the three main doshas into balance.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Nitesh Khonde, MD, BAMS is a world-renowned Ayurvedic Healer for the patients who are struggling through various medical conditions. He owns an Ayurvedic Clinic in Nagpur called Parijatak Ayurveda. Being Ayurvedic Expert in a wide array of specializations, Dr Nitesh Khonde strives hard to treat patients with care and also offer a free consultation. You can connect him on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. You can even reach him by email at