Burdock (arctium lappa, a. minus) is a traditional herb used for detoxifying, and has demonstrated antitumor properties in animal studies. In addition, according to other research, it has been known to act as an antimutagen. Practitioners of the age old practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Traditional Western Herbalists use the dried root [...]
Cervical dysplasia is a condition in which the cells lining the cervix are abnormal. Unfortunately, this condition can be a sign of cervical cancer, which ranks it among the most feared words that a woman can hear after a visit to her gynecologist.
Thankfully, the majority of women with a diagnosis of cervical dysplasia do not develop cancer. They go on to fully recover. However, about one-third of seemingly mild cases suddenly regress. Thanks to the early warning of a Pap test, there is a greater chance of preventing the condition from getting worse. According to the National Cancer Institute, it can take up to ten years for cancer to develop from a mild case of dysplasia. In severe cases of dysplasia in which the cells are more abnormal, there is a greater chance of them becoming cancerous. Once the condition is identified after a Pap test, the next course of action depends on how advanced it is; however, even a mild case should be closely monitored by a physician.
Many natural health advocates believe that herbs that heal and support the liver are extremely important in the fight against cancer as well as preventing it. The reason for this is that abnormal cell growth is usually attributed to the body’s response to certain irritants such as environmental toxins that include pesticides, waste-products of bacteria that cause diseases, your body’s own waste-products, and cigarette smoke. The livers main job is to produce specific enzymes to help with the breaking down and the elimination of toxic substances. Cervical dysplasia and cancer have been linked to a decrease in liver function. In addition, the liver plays an important role in regulating and breaking down hormones including estrogen. There are a variety of herbs and foods that can help lighten the load on the liver, which will help it do its job more efficiently.