Signs and symptoms
- Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, stomach or groin.
- Pain or fullness below the ribs
- Fever and infection
- Weight loss for no known reason
Diet is the first and most important aspect of healing. Avoid heavy, greasy, sticky foods like yogurt, banana, cheese, sweets and milk products, packaged food, noodles, pasta, foods with preservatives. Canned food is not good to eat either in this condition. Ayurveda says leukemia can be caused from these lifestyle choices; by intake of food that is sour, salty, too hot, or unsuitable for one’s constitution. Excessive use of oil, sleeping in the daytime, exercise and sexual intercourse during the digestion of food, suppression of natural urges, anxiety, fear, anger and grief.
It is helpful to eat warm foods like vegetable soup made from fresh green leafy vegetables. Stewed fruit and some grains are recommended.
These are some of the plant medicines that may be used.
For thousands of years this formula using black seed has been used for auto-immune disorders. It is considered a healthy alternative to cortisone based therapy.
The Ayurvedic remedy, Shilajit, has been used for its strengthening effects on libido. Ancient physicians used it for improving vigor and stamina. It contains fulvic acid and minerals.
Guggul has highly potent rejuvenating properties. It rejuvenates cells and helps to protect the heart from atherosclerosis. It can prevent the hardening of arteries.
CURCUMA LONGA (CURCUMIN)
Owing to its rich medicinal properties, Curcumin is a widely used herb in case of cancer. Anti-oxidants present in the herb reduce the free- radicals from the body thereby improving the health and immunity. Its anti- inflammatory properties make it a strong herb for various allergies, infections and inflammations.
Ashwagandha balances both nervous system and musculoskeletal system. It is helpful with fatigue and increases digestive heat in chronic conditions. Research from the College of Pharmacy at University of Hawaii performed assays that found that Ashwagandha inhibited cancer-related cytokines. Researchers from Louisiana State University found that Ashwagandha inhibited cancer tumor growth.
GUDUCHI improves immunity in a natural way. Calcium deficiency in the body can be effectively managed with this herb. It is nature’s best herb to maintain homeostasis in the body.
PUNARNAVA increases the blood flow to the kidney’s. It has astringent, bitter, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. This plant has properties that clear toxins from the blood and increase red blood cells in the body.
This berry is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar.
Haritaki is used to help correct red blood cell deficiency due to anemia.
Bibitaki helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low hemoglobin.
Kalmegh contains a rare plant chemical called andrographolide, which has been found to boost cancer-fighting cells called cytotoxic T lymphocytes. These lymphocytes circulate in your blood stream and attack any cancerous cells that they encounter. Kalmegh increases the amount of other immune-protective chemicals, such as interleukin-2 and gamma-interferon, which help shield your organs against infection and cancer (Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2007;29(1):81-93).
Eating the diet and plant medicines that will bring your body back into balance is a gentle and usually gradual way to achieve health.