Oral cancer or also called a mouth cancer can happen on the cheeks (inner lining) tongue, hard and soft palate, lips, the root of the mouth, and the gums. It normally arises as a sore in the mouth that doesn’t leave on your mouth. Oral cancer can be life-threatening if it wasn’t diagnosed or treated beforehand.
Here are the lists of some signs of oral cancer:
- Mouth or lip sores that are not healing.
- White or reddish patches can be seen inside of the mouth
- Loose teeth
- Trouble in swallowing food
- Mouth or jaw pain
- Ear and neck pain
- A growth or lump inside your mouth
- Persistent weight loss
The most noticeable reason why a person acquiring oral cancer was due to using tobacco – cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and pipes, and the consumption of alcohol
- Bad dental hygiene practice
- A sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (HPV)
- A weakened immune system
- Poor nutrition
- Inherited defects in the genes
- Graft-versus-host disease
- Usage of smokeless tobacco such as betel quid, areca nut, and gutka
However, there are still some treatments that can help to stop oral cancer from spreading which includes radiotherapy, surgery, and chemotherapy. But then these therapies also have a bad side-effect and can damage a lot of cells inside of the body. It is important to treat and diagnose oral cancer early to lower the risk of this cancer to spread more in the body. In this article, we will present you some natural remedies that can be an alternative to treat oral cancer.
Eating Leafy Vegetables
Cancer patients needed to expand their intake of cruciferous vegetables and leafy green vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli based on the American Institute of Cancer Research. All of these vegetables have anti-cancer compounds that can help to stop a tumor from happening and spreading and decrease the size of it.
Moringa Oleifera (Malunggay)
One of the most efficient food that can cure oral cancer was the leaves of Malunggay. You just need to combine a cup of boiling water and a teaspoon of powdered and dried leaves of this plant to do this remedy. Consume it every day until the treatment period.
Turmeric possesses an active property which is the curcumin that contains anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic compounds that can help to produce apoptosis (cell death) and stop the oral cancer cells to develop.
Tomatoes are abundant in a phytochemical called lycopene that provided it the red color. Based on the research, one of the most powerful antioxidants is the lycopene that can help to restrain the reproduction of oral cancer tumors. Tomatoes also have vitamin C that can help to stop the damage of the skin cell which can result in oral cancer.
Avocados can help to reduce the pre-cancerous cells inside of the mouth because it was plenty in vitamin C and E. If the cancer cells were not diagnosed and treated early can immediately spread and develop on the other regions of the mouth.
Green tea was plenty in an anticarcinogenic and antioxidant compound that can help to get rid of the dangerous organisms and free radicals inside of the body which can cause to stop the induction and development of a tumor and also the initiation of cell replication and apoptosis.
It is suggested to consume 2 cups of this tea every day to stop oral cancer from happening and to decrease the signs of it.
Consuming a cup of fresh raspberry daily was efficient to cure oral cancer until the treatment period.
Here are some tips on how you can avoid getting oral cancer.
- Restrain yourself from drinking alcohol
- Avoid using tobacco as much as possible
- Consume a nutritious diet
- Avoid HIV infections through performing safe s3x
- Do and obey the good oral hygiene
- Always ensure that your dental issues are treated
- Go to your dentist daily