Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for over 10 million deaths globally in 2020; that’s nearly one in six deaths. The term collectively refers to a large group of diseases that can affect any body part through rapid creation and uncontrolled division of abnormal cells. They infiltrate the different body tissues, destroy them, and often spread to other adjoining organs.
Cancer is usually caused by changes in the DNA in the body’s cells. The DNA consists of numerous genes, and each of them is coded with a set of instructions about different cellular functions, cell growth, division, etc. An error in these instructions hinders the cells’ functions and makes them cancerous.
Such gene changes can either be inherited or occur after a person’s birth. The latter is caused by factors like smoking, viruses, radiation, carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals), hormonal changes, obesity, lack of exercise, chronic inflammation, etc.
Some of the most common cancer symptoms include:
- Persistent muscle and joint pain
- Bowel movement changes
- Indigestion/discomfort after eating
- Excess stress leads to increased heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels
- Post-operative pain
Modern cancer treatment methods (radiation, surgeries, therapies, conventional pharmaceuticals, etc.) have various adverse side effects. On the other hand, Ayurveda doctors aim to alleviate the condition and its symptoms with a more natural and comprehensive therapeutic approach.
Vijaya for Alleviating Cancer
One of the most important Ayurvedic herbs is Vijaya, revered for its wide-ranging health benefit, especially its efficacy in helping cancer patients manage their symptoms. As per studies, this herb can act as an effective antiemetic by alleviating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and reducing the associated neuropathic pain. Another study also affirms Vijaya’s efficacy in reducing chronic cancer pain among patients.
Cannabis-based medicines reduce the need for the consumption of traditional harmful painkillers. Research shows that Vijaya can suppress the function of the immune system to help reduce inflammation among cancer patients. In a 2010 study, the cannabinoid CBD significantly reduced the proliferation and invasion of breast cancer cells. It was also seen to reduce the spread of colorectal cancer cells in a 2014 study.
Besides its pain-relieving and antiemetic properties, the herb can help improve sleep, stimulate appetite, and improve food intake among patients to assist their healing. A study reports that the chemical compounds in the hemp plant, called cannabinoids, can slow down growth, reduce the spread and invasion, and kill certain types of cancer cells.
Another study shows that the cannabinoids in Vijaya exhibit strong anti-cancer activity and do not show the typical toxic side effects of traditional chemotherapies. This makes the hemp plant a safer and more easily tolerable alternative to conventional treatment methods for patients.
How Does It Work On The Body?
The cause of Vijaya’s incredible effectiveness in reducing tumor growth and alleviating cancer symptoms is its interaction with the body’s ECS (endocannabinoid system). It contains CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors spread throughout the body and are highly concentrated in the central nervous system (CNS) and immune system, respectively.
The ECS directly influences various bodily and cellular functions, including cell development, proliferation, invasion, and death. The hemp plant contains hundreds of cannabinoids, among which THC and CBD are the most prominent. On consumption, they trigger the ECS receptors and gain direct control over cancer cells’ behavior in the body.
This significantly reduces tumor growth among cancer patients and induces cell death. By activating the cannabinoid receptors in the CNS, Vijaya influences the body’s pain processing pathways and hinders the transfer of pain signals to alleviate chronic pain, both cancer-induced and post-operative.
These activated receptors in the brain also allow the herb to ease conditions like anxiety and stress among patients. According to a study by Washington State University, consuming Vijaya reduced depression by 89.3%, anxiety by 93.5%, and stress by 93.3% of tracked sessions.
Surprisingly, such significant reductions in these conditions were caused by consuming relatively low levels of THC in the prescribed cannabis-based medicines. The herb’s remarkable anti-cancer activity is accompanied by an acceptable safety profile, leading to its increased usage for palliative care.
How Trailokya Vijaya Vati Helps
An easy way to make the most of Vijaya’s effective health benefits is through herbal formulations like the Trailokya Vijaya Vati. As the name suggests, the prominent ingredient in this natural concoction is Vijaya. Besides that, this cannabis-based medicine combines the vast therapeutic potential of another revered Ayurvedic herb, Vansh Lochan (Bambusa Arundinacea).
As per a study, Vansh Lochan exhibits strong anti-cancer activity as it suppresses immune function and stimulates natural killer cells in the body that help reduce the tumor and prevent the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the system. The study further showed that this herb decreased the incidence of tumor occurrence by 44% and restricted its growth rate by 67%.
Besides its anti-metastatic activity, Vansh lochan has robust anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-hypertensive properties, making it a more holistic alternative to the harmful and symptom-oriented prescription drugs used in cancer treatment. Additionally, Trailokya Vijaya Vati being a herbal composition shows no side effects and is entirely safe for consumption.
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