"Holy" Herb With Cancer-Fighting Powers?
Researchers estimate that one in two people born today will develop cancer sometime in their lifetime.1
Thankfully, there's some good news:
Research proves that you can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer.
"If we want to reduce the risk of developing the disease, we must redouble our efforts and take action now to better prevent the disease," says cancer researcher and university professor Peter Sasieni.
One way we can help fight against cancer is by using natural herbs and spices.
Recent studies suggest that one herb in particular has incredibly potent anti-cancer properties.
It's known as "holy basil."
Holy basil, also called tulsi, has been considered a sacred herb in India for over 5,000 years.
Ancient civilizations used holy basil for both ceremonial and medicinal purposes.
Fast-forward to the last few decades, and scientists have uncovered a wide range of healing effects that this herb has to offer. Holy basil helps support the cardiovascular system, immune system, blood biochemistry, central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, and much more.
Most notable is this herb's incredible power to help fight off cancer in not one but two different ways.
It helps kill off already developed cancer cells in the body, AND it helps prevent the growth of new cancer cells.
Holy basil helps prevent cancer by repairing immunodeficiency.
When the immune system is compromised, cancer cells are left unchecked, meaning the body has little or no defense against these cells forming and spreading.
Holy basil boosts the immune system, which is our primary protection against cancer cells.
The phytochemicals in holy basil (which include rosmarinic acid, β-sitosterol, luteolin, eugenol, carnosic acid, myretenal, and apigenin) can help prevent liver, skin, oral, and lung cancer.2
These phytochemicals help:
- Increase antioxidant activity to keep cancer-inducing free radicals under control.
- Stop metastasis and the spread of cancer throughout the body.
- Alter healthy gene expressions.
- Induce cancer cell death.
- Prevent blood vessel growth that may contribute to cancer cell development.
Research published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer also shows that holy basil can help protect the body from radiation poisoning and treat the damage done by radiation therapy. It protects healthy and normal tissue from harmful radiation effects while allowing cancer cells to die.3
In fact, recent research suggests that holy basil may be an effective alternative to conventional radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments.4
And unlike these conventional treatments, this herb is nontoxic and has no severe side effects.
Ready to give it a try?
There are two common ways you can get a daily dose of holy basil. First is by enjoying tulsi tea. One to two cups a day should be enough to experience the benefits.
Second, you can use holy basil or tulsi supplement capsules. 400–500 milligram capsules are optimal. You can take one to two of these capsules in the morning with breakfast.
Better yet, you can take one capsule in the morning and have a cup of tea to wind down in the evening.
To your health,
President, Longevity Insider HQ