The prostate is the gland that produces and carries a major portion of the sperm and seminal fluid in a male body. Walnut shaped, the gland is located right below the bladder and usually starts to grow after puberty. The growth of the prostate gland never stops and in certain cases, starts causing problems at 40 years or above. And one potentially dangerous condition caused by this is prostate cancer.
Usually passed down as genetic traits, prostate cancer can also be caused by a variety of other factors like increase in age, ethnicity, higher IGF (Insulin Growth Factors) – 1 levels, hormonal imbalances, medical conditions like colon cancer and use of certain anti-inflammatory drugs etc.
Home Remedies For Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer can be easily cured with the help of certain home remedies. These remedies would also help prevent recurrences and also treat the condition with minimum or no side effects. Here are the topmost home remedies for prostate cancer in men.
Note: It would be considered wise to discuss these remedies with a doctor beforehand in order to avoid unnecessary side effects with ongoing medications and treatments.
Eating raw pumpkin seeds has been considered as a very effective home remedy for prostate cancer. Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc that helps repair and strengthen the immune system. The diuretic properties of the seeds also help treat conditions like painful and difficult urination which are common side effects of prostate cancer.In addition to eating raw, pumpkin seeds, you can opt to make a tea with them. Crush the seeds, add some water to them and boil the mixture nicely for about 15 minutes. Let the tea cool, strain it and then drink a pint of it every day for quick results.
Watermelon seeds can also be used to treat prostate cancer at home. The seeds help to flush out the entire system, thereby cleansing the body off impurities that can contribute to prostate cancer and its side effects. The best way to use this remedy would be to collect the seeds when you eat some watermelon. Crush one-eighth of a cup of the seeds and boil them in 1 pint of water for 10 minutes or so.Let the solution cool down to room temperature. Strain the tea afterwards and drink at least a pint of it every day regularly for 10 days or more to treat prostate cancer and its symptoms effectively.
The silk obtained from the corn plant has been used since ancient times as a potential home remedy for prostate cancer, including its symptoms. The best way to use it is to cut the silk from fresh corn ears (at least 5 ears of corn) and boil it in a quart of water in low flame for about 15 minutes.Once the resultant solution reaches room temperature, you can strain and drink a cup of it. Drinking at least 3 cups of this corn silk solution every week can be very beneficial. You can also store fresh corn silk and use it later.
Eating soya and soya based products have been found to be beneficial for individuals suffering from prostate cancer. Soya is known to contain phytoestrogens that aid in limiting the production of the testosterone hormone which has been linked to prostate cancer in men (testosterone aggravates the growth of the cancerous cells).Soya is also known to inhibit the growth of the cancerous cells by creating a boundary around the capillaries that feed these cells, thereby inhibiting the blood supply to the tumors to a great extent. The nutritional quotient of soya also enriches the immune system and provides it with the strength to fight off the cancerous cells as well.
Lycopene is a potential cancer fighter and can effectively inhibit the growth of cancer cells in addition to effectively preventing new cells from forming. And tomatoes are loaded with these antioxidant compounds.Therefore, eating plenty of tomatoes (either in the raw form or as salsas and sauces) can be considered as a very effective home remedy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
The best thing about using baking soda to treat prostate cancer is that the remedy is extremely effective and starts working as soon as you start taking it. It’s not expensive too! An effective remedy for the condition using the ingredient involves mixing half teaspoon of baking soda (the aluminum free variety) with half teaspoon of blackstrap molasses or maple syrup (the grade B variety), and then consuming the resultant mix first thing in the morning or at least 20 minutes before a meal.Follow this remedy at least once every day for one week and then at least twice every day for best results. Do not take any fluids with it and make sure you restrain eating sugars (any kind) until you complete the treatment.
Keeping the body hydrated can help control the symptoms of prostate cancer to a great extent. For instance, drinking water after vomiting can help restore the body’s water balance and prevent dehydration. Drinking small sips of water can also help control conditions like diarrhea caused by prostate cancer.And drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water every day can effectively prevent conditions like prostate cancer induced constipation from setting in.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Increased intake of foods containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids can also help treat prostate cancer and its symptoms effectively. Omega 3 fatty acids contain substances called DHA and EPA that in turn contain potent anti-inflammatory properties. These substances also contain potent cancer fighting properties that help destroy the cancer cells and prevent new ones from forming.
Some of the best natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids include fishes like salmon, tuna and mackerel, fish oils, sunflower seeds, nuts, meats, dairy foods, eggs, green soybeans, wild rice, flax seeds, flax seed oil, canola oil and beans etc. Consuming these foods on a daily basis would provide your body with the necessary amount of Omega 3 fatty acids it needs to fight off the cancerous cells, thereby treating the condition effectively and quickly.