Category: Colorectal Cancer

Management of Stomach Cancer Through Ayurveda – Alternate Remedies

ABSTRACT

Stomach cancer which is also known as gastric cancer is an abnormal and controlled growth of the cells in the stomach. In most of the cases of stomach cancer, the growth is found in the stomach, i.e. the main part of the stomach. Gradually, just like other cancers, it also spreads to other parts of the body if left undiagnosed or untreated. This article is all about stomach cancer and its herbal management by the remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda.

INTRODUCTION

This muscular sac called the stomach is located below the ribs and in the upper middle part of the abdomen. As most of us know that the function of the stomach is to receive food and aid its digestive process through various juices and enzymes. Formation of cancerous cells in the inner lining of the stomach results in stomach cancer. These cells gradually over the years grow into a tumor.

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

It is very important to know about signs and symptoms of any disease in order to diagnose it at an early stage and in case of cancers it is crucial to be diagnosed as soon as possible.

Some of the common signs and symptoms reported are

  • Swallowing is difficult
  • Bloating sensation after eating anything
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Small meals make me feel full
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in stomach
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite

CAUSES

The exact cause of stomach cancer is not known. However there are certain factors which increase the risk of having it. Some of the risk factors are:

  • Infection of H.pylori resulting in ulceration in the stomach
  • Gastritis, i.e. inflammation of the stomach
  • Pernicious anemia, which is a chronic form of anemia
  • Polyps in stomach
  • Smoking
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Surgery of stomach to treat an ulcer
  • Taking too much pickled, smoked or salty food
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Family history of the disease
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Certain genetic factors
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • Having A-type blood group

Any of these factors can result in certain abnormal changes in the DNA which causes cells in the stomach to divide rapidly and uncontrollably. This causes piling up of the cells in a particular area, forming a tumor and destroying healthy tissues. Gradually this tumor can break from its site and travel to other parts of the body to develop over there (Metastasis).

DIAGNOSIS

Your doctor will start with the physical examination and medical history which will help them understand if there is any risk factor, family history or signs and symptoms present. In case of presence of any of these things, further tests are done to confirm the diagnosis like:

  • Certain blood tests
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal series test
  • CT (Computed tomography) test
  • Biopsy

Management of Stomach Cancer Through Ayurveda

Treatment of stomach cancer depends upon the part of the stomach it is present in, stage of the disease and its metastasis. Conventionally, chemotherapy and radiation therapy is done to treat the disease or to control it. Ayurveda here can help in treating and managing diseases using natural herbs and compounds which naturally possess anti cancer properties. In early stages ayurveda can help in treating the disease from its root cause while in late stages it can help in managing the signs and symptoms, making patient’s life quality better through the herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Stomach Cancer

Planet Ayurveda is a well known herbal pharmaceutical company in India as well as other parts of the world. Medicines produced here are used by people all over the world as there are various distributors in different areas of the globe which take care of easy delivery of the herbal products by Planet Ayurveda to the people. All the herbal products by Planet Ayurveda are purely vegetarian, organic and herbal and devoid of preservatives, chemicals, binders, fillers, additives, yeast or color. Authenticity of every herb and mineral used in these products are very well checked through various quality check procedures. For Stomach cancer Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which help in treating and managing the condition naturally.

Products list

  1. Kanchnaar guggul
  2. Curcumin capsule
  3. Tulsi capsule
  4. Guggul capsule
  5. Graviola capsule
  6. Gotukola capsule
  7. Ashwagandha capsule
  8. Pitta balance
  9. Mahashankh vati
  10. Avipattikar churna
  11. Chandraprabha vati

Management of Stomach Cancer Through Ayurveda

Stomach Cancer Herbal Supplements

Products Description

1. Kanchnaar guggul

It is the medicinal combination of herbs like Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) etc. Kanchnaar guggul tablets help in dissolving the tumor and prevent further accumulation of the cells.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Curcumin capsule

Active component of Haridra (Curcuma longa) i.e. Curcumin is used for the preparation of Curcumin capsules. These capsules possess anti cancer, anti tumor, immune modulating, adaptogenic and anti inflammatory properties which help in treatment and management of stomach cancer.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Tulsi capsule

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Tulsi capsules contain eugenol which helps in fighting the disease. It possesses anti cancer properties in abundance, hence one of the most important herbs to treat stomach cancer.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Guggul capsule

Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is the main ingredient of these Ayurvedic capsules which contain amazing medicinal properties. Guggul capsules possess antioxidative and anti inflammatory properties which help in treating the ailment by preventing the chronic inflammation and damage done by free radicals to the body.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Graviola capsule

These herbal capsules have the natural tendency to destroy the cancerous cells present anywhere in the body even which are resistant to certain chemotherapy drugs, hence are very helpful in treating this condition. Graviola capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Graviola (Annona muricata).

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Gotu kola capsule

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is the herb used in standardized extract form to prepare these capsules. Gotukola capsules help in treating stomach cancer as it possesses anti cancerous properties that help in killing the cancerous cells in the body.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

7. Ashwagandha capsule

It is the single herb capsule prepared from standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules helps in improving overall health of the patient by giving strength and stamina to the body to fight against the disease.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

8. Pitta Balance

As per Ayurveda, vitiation of Pitta dosha can lead to various health ailments and stomach related issues are also one of them. These mineral capsules help in pacifying the Pitta dosha and treat the complaints like heartburn, indigestion, nausea etc. Pitta balance capsules are prepared from Praval Pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) etc.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

9. Mahashankh Vati

Herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Hingu (Ferula asafetida), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Chincha (Tamarindus indica), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis) etc are used in the preparation of Mahashankh vati tablets. These tablets help in treating indigestion, bloating, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

10. Avipattikar churna

This is the multi herbal powder which is prepared using medicinal herbs like Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Tejpatta (Laurus nobilis) etc. Avipattikar churna have carminative and digestive properties which help in treating bloating, indigestion and loss of appetite.

Dosage- Take ½ teaspoon twice daily after meals with lukewarm water

11. Chandraprabha vati

These therapeutic herbal tablets are prepared using guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Chavya (Piper chaba), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. Chanderprabha vati has a soothing and calming effect on the body. It is the classical Ayurvedic preparation which helps in treating cancers owing to its rasayana property.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

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CONCLUSION

Treatment of stomach cancer just like other cancers depends upon the severity of the disease and its stage. Early diagnosis is very necessary for the successful treatment of the condition. However, even if diagnosed in late stages these herbal remedies can help in managing the symptoms of the patients and improving their quality of life.

Natural Cure For Villous Adenoma

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ABSTRACT

The word was coined around the 1860s by Holmes who was a british pathologist .This pathology is viciously spreading in nature and is known by the name ” Neoplasms”. They are often termed to be Villous papilloma,papillary adenomas,columnar papilomas, mucous papillomas or villomas etc. Most commonly they are found in Rectum,sigmoid and right part of the colon. Similar kinds of lesions too can be found anywhere as in the stomach, gallbladder etc. This epithelial tumor although is benign in nature yet is associated with a lot of pain ,morbidity and there are chances it transforms into carcinoma adenoma. Despite its cruel nature,it is very rarely mentioned in the radiological literature.This article is about the description of this ailment in terms of its nature, Signs – symptoms, investigations and the management protocols undertaken.

INCIDENCE

The finding of this kind of structure is predominantly seen among the individuals that are in their mid fifties. Although this has no link to be seen with any sort of heredity or sexual inclination. Of all rectal and sigmoidal lesions it constitues around 0.1 to 6.6 percent . 2.3 % of colon tumors are said to be villous adenomatous in nature.

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INTRODUCTION

The adenomas can generally be subdivided into three types: Tubular adenoma ( found 80% of the times),Tubulovillous adenoma ( found in 10 to 15% of the times) and Villous adenoma ( found in 5% of the cases).

The benign epithelial tumor ( proliferative dysplasia) of mucosa can morphologically be classified into the ” Villous adenoma” and the “Adenomatous polyp”. The former is a soft, sessile and relatively rare tumor without a pedicle. The latter on the other hand is said to occur in about 7 percent of all the adults.

The morphology of the tumor is spongy, red or red-gray in color, and usually sessile, with a broad flat base.Its base looks like a juncture where all the villi( finger like projections) join giving it a soft velvety appearance. The covering of the lesion is composed of thick, and viscid mucus. If the tumor comes out to be pedunculated then it is felt by the stretching of the surrounding mucosa ( due to its own weight).Ayurvedic correlation of this disease is made to Arbuda or granthi and the treatment protocol is ,the use of herbal preparations that would balance the vitiated doshas.

CAUSES

The cause of this disease is the vitiation of doshas due to ” Ahitkar aahar Vihar” and other aggravating factors such as

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Gender and body size
  • Metabolic changes
  • Chronic inflammation conditions
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Hereditary (Gardner syndrome, Peutz- Jeghers syndrome)
  • Bad dietary habits

SYMPTOMS

This pathology is accompanied with the following signs and symptoms

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anemia
  • Change in the colour of stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Change in bowel habits

SIZE

Villous adenomas are an advanced version of adenoma. The size of these lesions is larger than tubular adenomas’s size. Most of them are larger than 2 cm and possess potential chances of getting malignant. Some of these neoplasms spread enough to cover large areas and turn out to become ” carpet” lesions. The findings have shown that the villous adenoma can range in size from a nodule of several centimeters in diameter to an entire mass of enormous size, completely encircling the bowel.

RISKS WITH VILLOUS ADENOMA

Although they are benign in nature, they have the potential to cause serious health complications, this is because they compress other structures and produce large amounts of hormones in an unregulated and non-feedback-dependent manner. This may lead to paraneoplastic syndromes .If the pathological reports show low grade dysplasia( abnormal cells) then the cells are at the lesser chance of getting malignant. But if the dysplasia nature is more then there are chances it converts into adenocarcinoma.

INVESTIGATIONS

A lot of imaging protocols are followed to detect a case of Villous adenomas.

  • The lesions are seen nodular or frond-like surface on BE or CT colonography
  • Its common sites of location discovered are: Rectosigmoid > cecum > ascending colon > stomach > duodenum
  • Villous adenoma bears true neoplasms
  • Risk of cancer is directly proportional to to tumor size, location, and proportion of villous change in adenoma
  • There still is a greater risk of Carcinoma in villous tumors of stomach and duodenum than in  colon . The incidences have shown that Carcinoma of stomach in  50% of lesions 2-4 cm and in 80% of lesions > 4 cm in size
  • CT finding gives corrugated, feathery appearance due to trapping of enteric contrast
  • Stool examination
  • Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy

MANAGEMENT

Modern medicine treats it via-

  • Removal during a colonoscopy,
  • Rectal mucosectomy
  • Transanal excision
  • Snare/fulguration.
  • Certain hormones, and / or steroids can also be indicated
  • Surgery

Ayurveda however works on the pacification of vitiated doshas for its management. There are herbs whose action has proven to be magical in the management of symptoms associated with Villous adenoma.

Herbal remedies of Villous adenoma from Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda has made use of the ancient wisdom and has come up with the very effective results against Villous adenoma.

Planet ayurveda is a globally emerging herbal manufacturing hub that formulates herbomineral /herbal formulation that are obtained from 100% natural sources with strict adherence to ayurvedic texts and principles .These herbal medications are being made under strict vigilance and guidance of expert ayurvedic physician using ancient time tested formula.

Planet Ayurveda offers a Villous adenoma care pack which includes the following

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Avipattikar Churna
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Acido Plan Syrup
  5. Digestion Support
  6. Kanchnaar Guggul
  7. Graviola Capsules

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Mahashankh Vati

This formulation is known for its properties like that of an appetizer,digestive , analgesic etc.  It is composed of Chitrak ( Plumbago zeylanica), Saikharika (Achyranthes aspera),Amla ( Phyllanthus emblica),Pippali ( Piper longum), Hingu ( Ferula asafoetida),Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Marich ( Piper nigrum), Shudh shankh bhasam ( Ash of conch shell), Vali (Purified and processed sulphur), Rasa ( Mercury) etc.All these makes it very useful in digestive troubles associated with indigestion, dyspepsia , abdominal bloating etc.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

2. Avipattikar Churna

This herbal preparation is composed of Vaividang ( Embelia ribes), Haritaki( Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki ( Terminalia bellerica), Amla ( Emblica officinale),Tejpatr (Cinnamomum tamala) , lavang ( Syzygium aromaticum)and Nishoth (Operculina turpethum) etc.This makes it excellent against gastritis, acid reflux and heartburn associated with Villous adenoma.

Dose: ½ teaspoon twice daily with plain water.

3. Pitta Balance

This herbal preparation is composed of the ingredients like  Praval Pishti, Akik Pishti , Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Mukta Pishti, Giloy Satva( Tinospora cordifolia). This formulation is very effective with the management of Acidity, Ulcers, bleeding piles etc. The ingredients of this formulation works by pacifying the aggravated Pitta dosha and soothing the digestive system.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

4. Acido Plan Syrup

This syrup is composed of the herbs like patola(Trichosanthes dioica),Sajjikshar( Soda-bi-carb),Ghrit Kumari(Aloe barbadensis),Saunf(Foeniculum vulgare),Kokum(Garcinia indica),Pittapapada (Fumaria indica),Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus)etc which  pacifies the aggravated acid in  the gut and helps against dyspepsia, indigestion etc.

Dose: 2 teaspoons twice daily.

5. Digestion Support Capsules

These capsules consist of Amla( Emblica officinale), Haritali ( Terminalia chebula). Bibhitaki( Terminalia bellerica), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) Jeera(Cyminum cuminum) and Pippali (Piper longum).This formulation maintains the natural pH of the stomach and aids in the digestion of all kinds of food.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

6. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul formulation is composed of the herbs such as Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Haritaki( Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki( Terminalia bellerica) Amalki ( Emblica officinale),Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Marich ( Piper nigrum), Pippali( Piper longum), Varun (Crateva religiosa) etc. This formulation very nicely detoxifies the body and clears off the pathological growths.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

7. Graviola Capsules

This formulation is made up of Graviola ( Annona muricata) which is an anti pathogenic and an anti cancer herb.This herb increases energy , strengthens the immune system and also reduces the associated ;pain and inflammation.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

CONCLUSION

Villous adenoma is a serious pathological condition which must not go without proper investigations and treatment. Ayurvedic management of this disease has proven its benefits to many people. These formulations are not only effective but also free of any kinds of side effects unlike steroidal medicines. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com