Skin cancer natural treatments – citrus oil and red clover

skin cancer home remedy treatment

This type of cancer is affecting the largest organ of out body which is protecting against injury and infection. We know that our skin has different layers known as epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. When the healthy skin cells change and grow uncontrollably to form a mass of cell, then the skin cancer is happening. These mass of cells are resulting in the formation of tumor. The most common type of cancer is the skin cancer. Skin cancers are either malignant or benign. The benign cancer can be cured easily because it is not spreading to other parts of the body while the malignant cancer can spread to other parts of your body. In both genders, skin cancer is very common and also this cancer is the most common cause for death. [1]

There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (this is cancer which is associated with basal cells), squamous cell carcinoma (Squamous cells are present in the epidermis and they are flat, scale like cells) and melanoma (melanocytes are present between the epidermis and dermis and they are in a scattered form). Skin cancer is happening when errors happen in the DNA of skin cells. These mutations are causing cells to grow out of control which is forming a mass of cancer cells. Every single person can get skin cancer but if you have less pigment in your skin, then it provides less protection from the damaging UV radiation. If you had one or more blistering sunburns as a child or teenager, then it is increasing your risk of developing skin cancer as an adult. If you are spending too much time in the sun (especially if your skin is not protected by sunscreen or clothing), then you are having increased chances of getting skin cancer. [2] You need to talk with your doctor if you suffer from skin cancer before you start using some of the below mentioned natural remedies for this dangerous disease.

Home remedies for skin cancer

Avoid tanning beds: It is known that lights which are used in tanning beds emit UV rays and they can increase your risk of getting skin cancer. [3,4]

Chaparral: This is a less known herb which naturopaths are using for decades as a natural treatment for skin cancer. You should dilute the tincture with water and then apply it on the affected areas. This natural cure has antioxidant and anti – inflammatory properties. These properties can help to eliminate free radicals which are helping in the growth and spreading of the tumor. [5]

Bloodroot: It is known that herbal concoction of the bloodroot can make wonders in the natural treatment of skin cancer and it can alleviate the side effects of this condition. If you are using this herb in excess, then it can burn your skin. It is one of the best natural remedies for skin cancer but you need to use it with caution. [6,7]

Iodine solution: This is also a very effective home remedy for skin cancer. You should buy 7% iodine solution and you should apply it to the affected parts of your skin. Do this natural treatment at least two times per day in a period of five days. Then, you should bring down the application to once per day in the next ten days. Your skin may turn dark but this is an indication that the iodine is in action. This home remedy can help to destroy skin lesions.

Ice packs and sandalwood oil/paste: It is know that the sandalwood oil is possessing anti – cancer properties. You should treat your arms and legs with sandalwood paste and ice packs which in turn will help to prevent the skin cancer. Also this can help to alleviate the side effects of radiation if you are already undergoing treatment for cancer. [8]

Natural cures for skin cancer

Natural cures for skin cancer

Avoid saccharin and dairy products: You should avoid the excess intake of caffeine containing drinks, dairy products and saccharin because this can help to prevent and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Chamomile and lavender: These essential oils can help to protect your skin from the sun and also they can protect your skin against the skin cancer. You should add a few drops of these oils into the water. You should have a soothing bath by soaking yourself into the water for about thirty minutes.

Cat’s claw extract: We know that the cat’s claw is a woody wine. It is found in the Peruvian rain forests. The extract of cat’s claw can enhance the immunity which in turn acts against skin cancer. The required dosage for the treatment of skin cancer is 1 gram of extract, 3 times a day. Also you can find it in forms of capsules or tablets. [9]

Cruciferous vegetables: There are some studies in which are shown that the consumption of veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale can help in combating skin cancer. Also you can consume grape seeds because they are rich in proanthocyanadins which are very helpful in treating skin cancer. You can grind grape seeds, mix them with water and drink a glass of this home remedy on daily basis.

Avoid meat products: You should avoid eating processed food and red meat because this can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Flax seeds: These seeds have Omega – 3 fatty acids which can help to prevent the skin damage. Also these fatty acids are acting like antioxidants when your skin is exposed to the sun’s UV radiations which are generating free radicals. You can chew them or you can use them in many different recipes to imbibe its health benefits. Also you should increase your consumption of safflower oil, olive oil or fish oil because all of them are rich in Omega – 3 fatty acids. [10]

Citrus oil: The oil which is extracted from the citrus fruit like orange peels have D – limolene and this is a very effective home remedy for skin cancer. There are some studies which were done on the effects of D – limonene on animals and they have shown that this component offers protection against skin cancer. The effects of the D – limolene on human cancers has not been studied but it was generalized that it safe and this is the rating from USFDA.

Red clover: The red clover extract is effective and safe home remedy for the natural treatment of skin cancer. You can use a liquid form of the red clover as a compress on your skin. It can help to prevent the formation of new skin tumors. You can find the red clover in both capsule and liquid forms. It can be used to effectively curb the growth of new blood vessels that impede blood supply to tumors. You should brew 4 grams of red clover tea and then bathe in it. [11]

Avoid sun exposure: You should avoid going in the sun during the mid – day because this is increasing your risk of skin cancer. You should plan outdoor activities in the evening because this will minimize your risk of skin cancer.

Coconut oil: This natural cure has several saturated fats and a few of them have cancer – fighting properties. The coconut oil has 9% palmitic acid which selectively kills damaged cells. You should make a paste of coconut oil and melatonin tablet. You should rub this paste vigorously on the lesion. Also you can add other ingredients in this paste, such as quercitin tablets, green tea extract that contains EGCG, Vitamin D tablets and pomegranate extract that contains ellagic acid. All of the mentioned components have cancer – fighting properties.

Eggplant extract: The eggplant extract has some ingredients which can help to cure skin cancer, such as solasodine glycoside or BEC5. There was one clinical study which was conducted by Dr Bill E Cham in 1991 and it was said that a preparation of low concentration of the eggplant extract can effectively keratosis, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma in human skin.

Raspberry: You can use the raspberry to make skin cream which can help you in the natural treatment of skin cancer. Generally, the extract of raspberry seeds is used to make skin cream.

Wear protective clothing: You should know that sunscreens do not provide a complete protection from the UV rays. You should cover your skin with dark and tightly woven clothing which covers your arms and legs. Also you should wear a broad – brimmed hat which is providing more protection that a baseball cap or visor. There are some companies which are selling photoprotective clothing. You should talk with your doctor about the appropriate brand. You should not forget sunglasses. You should look for sunglasses that block both types of UV radiation – UVB and UVA rays.

Gingko: It has antioxidant properties which can help you to reduce the risk skin cancer. When this natural cure is used in combination with radiotherapy and chemotherapy, then it is effective natural treatment for skin cancer.


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