In today's world, many people are seeking to identify native based therapy with no side effects and with high level of potency.
This is because medicinal plants have shown great usefulness in health management, food supplements and essential fibers for maximum human nutrition.
Meanwhile, the flora of theraupetic plants found within the exotic corridor of Africa offers a rich reserve for orthodox research and folks medicine practices.
In Nigeria, plants has given a wide range of opportunities to traditional medicine through an effective management of health conditions with diverse background.
And here, I bring to you, fifteen major plants used to treat cancer in traditional culture of Nigeria.
Note: This medicine is not speculative but a thoroughly researched therapy.
1. GINGER (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger is an important plant with immense potential in cancer management. It contained a significant amount of "cyto-toxicity" components that fight against cancer cells.
2. CARROTS (Daucus carota)
Carrot is a widely used vegetable in Nigeria. Majorly known for it antioxidants and hepato-protective properties, carrot is used as stimulants, abortifacients, aphrodisiacs, anti-fatigue, stomachics and in prostate cancer management.
3. SAUSAGE PLANT (Kigelia africana)
Sausage plant is a flowering plants with lot of health benefits. Known as Pandoro in Yoruba language, kigelia contains high analgesic potential, with maximum level of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobials properties.
Importanrly, the decoction of kigelia's leaves, fruit and stem-bark is used in cancer management.
4. CLOVES (Syzygium aromaticum)
Known as kanumfari, kanafuru and osasagbogbo in Nigeria's three most spoken languages. The infusion of fresh leave and dried bud is said to be active in cancer therapy.
5. MORINGA (Moringa oleifera)
Moringa is a plant with cardio-protective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and hepato-protective properties.
However, "the magical plant" as being called by many, is widely known for it general blood cleansing and metabolic improvement in obsessed patient.
Other important usefulness of moringa
▪️Effective in wound healing.
▪️Detoxification of blood.
▪️Strengthened heart's muscles.
Kindly drink Moringa tea twice daily in order to prevent the growth of cancer cells.
6. APPLE OF SODOM (Calotropis procera)
Also known as giant milk plant, Calotropis procera is called tumfafiya and bomu-bomu in Hausa and Yoruba languages of Nigeria. Apple of sodom has a high anti-proliferatives effects on cancer cells and tumors.
Meanwhile, the decoction of the leaves should be taken with tumbler in order to inhibite the growth of tumor cells.
7. TANGERINE ORANGE (Citrus reticata)
Often times, tangerine intake can be a good way to prevent cancer.
8. BITTER APPLE (Solanum aculeastrum)
Boil fruit of "bitter apple" is said to be very potent in the prevention and management of cancer.
9. GARLIC (Allium sativum)
Garlic contains antidiabetic and antimicrobial properties and has been used in folks medicine to treat diabetis mellitus, bladder trouble and asthmatic conditions.
Generally, the chewing of fresh garlic in an empty stomach could help to abort the growing cancer cells.
10. LEMON GRASS (Cymbopogon citratus)
Lemon grass is known for it antimalaria property and have been reported to ease fallopian tube pains.
Also, daily administration of lemon-grass tea is a better way to equipped the body system against cancer.
11. SOURSOUP (Anonna muricata)
This is arguably the most important plant in cancer management. Soursoup contains important anti cancer properties which helps to prevent DNA damage in postates tissue, suppression of lung tumor cells.
Whole plant of soursoup is therefore recommended for consumption. Regular intake of soursoup leave tea or fruit will go along way to help again cancer development.
12. PIGEON BEAN (Cajanus cajan)
Pigeon bean is known as feregede in Yoruba language.
Decoction of pigeon bean's leaves is an effective medicine for cancer prevention.
OTHER USEFUL PLANT FOR CANCER MANAGEMENT
13. MAHOGANY TREE (Parkia biglobosa)
Mahogany is known as oganwo and madaci among the Yoruba and Hausa people. The stem bark contains cardiac glycosides, terpenoids and flavonoids.
14. CATHOLIC VEGETABLE (Jatropha carcus)
Known as wuluidu, lapalapa and cini da zugu by Nigerian indigenous people. Jatrotha posses inhibiting components which prevent the growth of cancer cells.
15. BITTER ALOE (Aloe ferox)
Aloe ferox plant is of high value in traditional medicine and has been used to treat severe inflammatory disease, including cancer.
Picture: An abnormal cells division, leading to the cancer growth.
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