Issac Cohen, a doctor of oriental medicine, licensed acupuncturist and one of the leading authorities in the field of cancer treatment and Traditional Chinese medicine, reported in the book Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention, that several Chinese herbs including ginseng, show good anti-cancer activity against breast cancer. He also points out that over 60% of chemotherapy drugs are made from natural products.
Research has also shown that the spice rosemary protects against the initiation of breast tumors. When rats were given rosemary before the administration of breast cancer inducing chemicals, they developed 74% less tumors that the rats that were not given rosemary.
And according to researchers at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, extracts of several weak estrogenic herbs including hops, black cohosh, and vitex also inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory.
Using these herbs and spices in our foods will help us increase breast cancer fighting properties.
There are lots of herbs and spices on the market. In the next post I will share with you some more beneficial ones to add into your diet!
Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP