Ovarian Cancer refers to the cancerous growth, which starts in the ovaries — the organ of the female reproductive system that stores eggs (ova) and produces the estrogen and progesterone hormones.
The female reproductive system consists of two ovaries; one on either side of the uterus. In women affected by Ovarian Cancer, the cells found within or near the ovaries or on their outer layer start growing and multiplying in an abnormal and uncontrolled manner. These cells include the ‘germ cells’ which are the cells that later become eggs; the ‘stromal cells’ that form a large part of the ovary; or the ‘epithelial cells’ that form the outer layer of the ovary.
Cancerous cells (malignant cells) can sometimes travel to other parts of the body, and start growing and replacing normal tissue in those parts. Generally, Ovarian Cancer remains undetected until the cancerous cells spread inside the pelvis and abdomen.
Ovarian Cancer mostly affects women in the 50-60 age group. Some of the factors which can potentially put a woman at the risk of Ovarian Cancer include hereditary/genetic factors, reproductive history, obesity, Gynecologic Surgery, and estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
The signs and symptoms associated with Ovarian Cancer are:
- Abdominal bloating
- Unexpected vaginal bleeding
- Weight loss
- Feeling of fullness even after a small meal
- Pain and discomfort in the pelvic area
- Constipation, or other bowel-related problems
- Frequent urination.
Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
For initial diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer, the medical history of the patient is examined and a physical exam — including a pelvic and rectal exam — is conducted. In addition, blood tests are also used for diagnosing cancer.
More specifically, some of the tests for Ovarian Cancer diagnosis include:
- A complete blood count
- Test to determine cancer antigen 125 levels
- Test to check HCG levels
- Test for checking lactate dehydrogenase levels
- Test for checking estrogen and testosterone levels
- Liver function tests
- Kidney function tests
- Diagnostic studies, like Biopsy and Imaging tests (including CT scan, MRI and PET scan)
- Tests to check for Metastasis (flareup malignant cells to the other parts of the body).
Safe Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Ayurveda
According to classical Ayurvedic texts, there are some potent herbs, which have the capability to treat Ovarian Cancer and improve the patient’s quality of life and overall survival.
Based on the information provided in Ayurvedic texts, renowned Ayurveda experts at Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company have prepared some excellent herbal products for managing Ovarian Cancer in a safe and natural way. The products are prepared from 100% pure and natural medicinal herbs.
Planet Ayurveda’s Herbal Products for the Safe Treatment of Ovarian Cancer are
1. Ashwagandha Capsules
The standardized extract of the ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somnifera) is used for preparing these capsules. The potent herb is well-known for its immense medicinal significance and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ovarian Cancer patients can avail the benefits from the use of these capsules because of, Ashwagandha’s proven ability to reduce metabolic imbalances, regulates the blood sugar levels, alleviate pain and inflammation, rejuvenates the body, and balances the Vata and Pitta doshas.
2. Curcumin Capsules
For preparing these capsules, the ‘Curcumin’ compound of the Turmeric herb (Curcuma Longa) is used. Turmeric is a commonly-used household spice, which has immense medicinal value, particularly because of its proven anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties.
The use of these capsules can benefit women suffering from Ovarian Cancer because Curcumin has the ability to manage different kinds of cancers by inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells, eliminate free radicals, reduce inflammation, and alleviate joint pain and stiffness.
3. Kanchnaar Guggul Tablets
A combination of some extremely beneficial and potent herbs is used for preparing these tablets. The herbs include Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Pippali (Piper longum), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), and Guggulu Resin (Commiphora mukul).
The use of these tablets can be benefit women affected by Ovarian Cancer because the herbal ingredients of the tablets have properties to manage several disorders, including Cancers/Tumors, Lipoma (tumors consisting of fatty tissue), Liver cysts, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Obesity, Hypothyroidism, Fistula, and many Skin diseases.
4. Tulsi Capsules
The preparation of these capsules involves the use of standardized extract of the extremely beneficial ‘Tulsi’ herb (Ocimum sanctum). The herb is widely believed to be a natural immuno-modulator; and it contains abundant amounts of bioavailable antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins A and C.
Ovarian Cancer patients can benefit from the use of these capsules because the Tulsi herb can effectively manage Cancers, auto-immune disorders, Diabetes, Skin and other allergies, and Chronic Sinusitis. Furthermore, the herb also has the ability to repair the damage caused by free radicals, minimize stress, manage inflammation, control blood pressure, and reduce the negative effects of environmental toxins.
5. Guggul Capsules
For preparing these capsules, standardized extracts of ‘Guggul’ herb (Commiphora mukul) are used. The herb is widely known in Ayurvedafor its nutritive, stimulant, lubricating, and digestion-enhancing properties.
Regular use of Guggul capsules is beneficial for Ovarian Cancer patients because the Guggul herb can improve blood quality, maintain healthy metabolism, keep the bones and joints healthy, and balance the body’s Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.
6. Chanderprabha Vati Tablets
A number of potent herbs and other natural ingredients are combined for the preparation of these tablets. The ingredients include Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Karpura (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Chavya (Piper chaba), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala), Sarjikshaar (Sodium carbonate), Yavkshaar (Potassium carbonate), Sauvarchala Lavana (Sodium sulphate), Vida Lavana (Black salt), Saindhava Lavana (Rock salt), and Sharkara (Sugar).
These tablets have the ability to manage Ovarian Cancer because the herbal components have the combined ability to support female (and male) reproductive organs, purify the blood, treat ovarian cysts, shrink fibroids, eliminate toxins from the body, treat genital and urinary tract problems, and cure bladder-related disorders.
The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda for managing Ovarian Cancer have been prepared from herbs which have been clearly explained in classical Ayurvedic texts for their medicinal significance. The products are completely safe as they are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors, yeast, binders, or fillers. Nonetheless, it is advisable to use these products in consultation with an expert Ayurveda practitioner.