Alternative Treatments for Cancer
Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Cancer may include:
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acerola (Malpighia emarginata)
La contextura de la acerola es jugosa y suave, el gusto -sin el añadido de azúcar- es agridulce-ácido, lo que revela su alto contenido de vitamina C; en efecto es tras el fruto del Terminalia ferdinandiana, la fruta comestible con más ácido ascórbico que se conoce. Mientras las naranjas poseen de 500 a 4000 ppm de vitamina C, la acerola natural llega a tener entre 16.000 y 172.000 ppm (ppm: parte por millón) es decir de 1000 mg a 2000 mg/100 g. En otras palabras: un fruto de acerola posee entre 20 a 30 veces más vitamina C que una naranja. Es tan acre, y deja la boca tan áspera, que se suele comer cuando ya está muy madura.
Además de su consumo como golosina o en mermeladas, la acerola es utilizada en la medicina tradicional para facilitar la recuperación de astenias o de estados de mucha debilidad (por ejemplo los derivados de una hambruna), también se usa para coadyuvar en el tratamiento de diarreas y problemas hepáticos.
Acerola is native to South America, southern Mexico, and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, such as India. It is known for being extremely rich in vitamin C, almost as much as camu camu, although it also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3, as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, which provide important nutritive value and have antioxidant uses. The vitamin C produced by the fruit is better absorbed by humans than synthetic ascorbic acid.
Acerola berry has been found to be a powerful antioxidant and have anti-cancer potential.
Acerola fruit is a traditional remedy for scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamin-C rich diets help to reduce your risk of cancers, especially of the breast, skin and cervix. Such plentiful concentrations of vitamin C make it an excellent preventative for heart disease.
Acerola regulates cholesterol levels, protects against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and stops blood clots from forming. The anthocyanins in acerola (responsible for the fruit’s red hue) also help treat the common cold, gum infections, sore throat and hay fever.
Anthocyanins have proven anti-inflammatory properties, and can relieve headaches and fever as well as ibuprofen or aspirin do.
Acerola cherry benefits provides a highly absorbable form of vitamin C because it contains bioflavonoids, which help the body more readily assimilate antioxidants.
The few studies have been conducted so far on acerola cherry have provided some impressive findings. One study published in 2011 in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition proved that the acerola fruit protects against oxidative stress, which causes premature aging and disease.
The Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology published a study that found that acerola cherry extract helped stop the growth and spread of lung cancer.
It's a well-known fact that Vitamin C helps build a strong immune system and fights infection. But did you know that people who consume Vitamin C rich foods also benefit from a healthy liver, improved skin quality, and lower stress?
65 Times the Vitamin C as an Orange
The Acerola cherry is one of the best sources of Vitamin C available in natural form. Just one cherry has 65 times the Vitamin C content of an orange and meets the body’s daily requirement for this essential nutrient. Studies have shown that an adequate to high intake of Vitamin C can ward off colds and flues, rejuvenate the body’s tissue and collagen, and prevent the mutation of cells. Our Premium Acerola Powder is one of the most potent sources Vitamin C available in food form, and with just one serving a day you will be on the road to optimal health!
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting against free radicals that destroy healthy cells and cause abnormal production of diseased cells. Our Premium Acerola Power contains a powerful composition of carotenoids and flavonoids that work to build a strong defense against internal and environmental stressors, which weaken the body’s ability to remain in balanced and optimal health. The Vitamin C found in our Premium Acerola Power helps the body to produce anti-stress hormones that bring it back to a state of homeostasis. Researchers are finding that Vitamin C has positive effects all of the body’s systems, preventing hair loss, improving dental health, and healing wounds and burns.
Nutrient-Rich and Full of Antioxidant Power
Our Acerola Cherry Powder is rich in many vitamins and minerals that work together to create allover wellbeing. Acerola cherries contain high amounts of Vitamin A, which promotes good eye health and also neutralizes free radicals in the body. The large amounts of potassium found in our Premium Acerola Powder help to regulate blood pressure, balance mood, and maintain healthy heart function.
Pregnant women know the importance of getting a proper supply of Folate, a nutrient that aids in the development of the fetus and helps to prevent birth defects. Our Premium Acerola Power is a great source of Folic Acid, which assists in healthy cell growth and works to prevent heart disease.
Fight Inflammation, Disease, and Infections
Medical professionals at Michigan State University say the anthocyanins found in Acerola cherries are beneficial for reducing pain in the head and body. Our Acerola Cherry Powder acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling throughout in the body’s systems. Acerola cherries have also been effective in treating sore throats, fever, constipation, scurvy, and diarrhea.
This bright red fruit, which looks very similar to a regular cherry, has been used in ancient medicine to relieve headaches combat dysentery, fight infections, and cure liver problems. The Acerola cherry is native to the West Indies, where it is known as the Barbados cherry. It is also cultivated in Central and Latin America, and its juice is as common in Brazil as orange juice is in the U.S.
Our Acerola Cherry Powder is gently ground from the entire acerola cherry, including the skin and the pulp of the cherry, in order to retain all of the fruits wonderful nutrients. Our Acerola Cherry Powder makes a tasty addition to smoothies and raw desserts. Try a little sprinkled over oatmeal or yogurt for a super boost to start your day.
Our Premium Acerola Cherry Powder has the following possible benefits:
- Enhancing the immune system
- Helps to prevent colds and infections
- Helps in preventing hair loss
- Protects against dental problems
- Promotes health and vitality
- Helps fight chronic fatigue
- Prevents excessive bleeding and bruising
- Helps protect your skin and organs against premature aging
- Helps the growth and repair of tissue
- Aids in the production of anti-stress hormones
- May help your body fight cancer
- Protects against infection
- Increases the absorption of iron
- Helps normalize cholesterol levels
- Regulates blood pressure
- May be beneficial in preventing atherosclerosis
- Helps relieve sore throats, fever, constipation, scurvy, diarrhea and liver disorders
- Aids in collagen formation
- Protects against blood clotting and bruising
- Promotes the healing of wounds and burns