Skin cancer caused mostly due to exposure to sun and UV rays is the most common form of cancer around the globe. Skin cancer can occur in five different forms with basal cell carcinoma accounting for 90 percent of such cases. The other forms include squamous cell carcinoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma and the malignant melanoma. Malignant melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer among these and is marked by skin lesions and brown spots. Luckily, most forms of skin cancer can be easily treated, though conventional treatments can be painful, time-consuming and expensive.
Below we list out some known alternative medicines that can help you fight skin cancer.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has been found to be effective in treating most forms of skin cancer except the malignant melanoma. Natural herbs are known to strengthen an individual’s immune system which further prevents formation of cancerous cells in the body. Tea tree oil has been known for years for its antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Turmeric, which is highly recognized in the east for its antiseptic properties, is a rich source of anti-oxidants. The element that helps in fighting cancer cells is Curcumin, which is also responsible for the yellow color of turmeric. There have been reports of turmeric accelerating the removal of cancer cells. Researchers have found it very effective against melanoma cancerous cells.
Bloodroot has been used for years native Americans for years as a natural healer. Bloodroot consists of an element named, Sanguinarine, which helps in fighting the cancerous cells while not affecting the healthy cells in the same region. However, you must consult a doctor before its use as it can have side effects.
There is enough evidence to support the fact that use of sodium bicarbonate can help you eliminate basal and squamous cell carcinoma. You need to wash the affected area and apply a thick paste of sodium bicarbonate on the skin. Rub the lesion with the paste and cover it with a bandage. Apply it 4-5 times a day for one or two weeks.
Topical Vitamin C
Applying highly-concentrated topical solution of Vitamin C can help you get rid of basal cell skin cancers.
A diet rich in anti-oxidants is often recommended by doctors. You need to increase the intake of food rich in Vitamin A, B, C, bet-carotene, selenium, and zinc. Some of these foods rich in these vitamins and minerals include fish, beans, broccoli and carrots.
Combating any form of cancer can be a challenging physically as well as mentally. It is important that you choke out a plan to treat your cancer. Though most of the natural herbs are known to not have any side-effects on the body, you must consult your physician in case of emergency.