Daffodils and Panax Ginseng Help Fight Cancer

Daffodils and Panax Ginseng Help Fight Cancer


With spring in full swing, daffodils are popping up everywhere—and not just in your garden. April is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month—an import time of the year when Canadians help bring awareness to the fight against cancer by wearing a daffodil pin as a symbol of support for people living with this disease.

Whereas much of the focus has been on finding a cure for cancer, equally important is cancer prevention.

Living an Anti-Cancer Lifestyle

Cancer comes in many forms and affects so many people. It is the second leading cause of death—heart disease is still number one—and there is a strong likelihood that you or someone you know has been diagnosed with one form of cancer or another. The good news, however, is that there are many things you can do to decrease your cancer risk. Eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting your consumption of alcohol, and quitting smoking will add years to your life and help you live an anti-cancer lifestyle. In addition to making these vital changes, did you know that taking Panax ginseng may also help to prevent cancer?  

A Revered Herb Used For Centuries

Ginseng has been a highly regarded medical treatment for thousands of years. It has gained almost legendary status—acting as an "adaptogen", promoting health, and prolonging life. Because of this, Western scientists have been closely researching the many medicinal benefits of ginseng, including its cancer preventing possibilities.

Nature’s Secret Weapon for Fighting Cancer

Many experimental studies on ginseng have already been widely carried out around the world, in search of a cure for cancer. Compounds found in Panax ginseng, called ginsenosides, have been shown to slow the growth of cells associated with tumours. Red ginseng extracts have also been shown to increase natural killer cell activity, boosting immune function, one key to cancer prevention. Additionally, in an extended case controlled study, ginseng extract users were found to have fewer cases of cancer than those taking fresh ginseng slices, ginseng juice, white ginseng tea, and no ginseng. These studies all support the theory that extracts in Panax ginseng have cancer preventive effects.

Bing Han Takes Time to Grow Quality Ginseng

Bing Han ensures you a high quality Panax ginseng, growing its ginseng for six years to allow the roots to have time to develop and concentrate its many active medicinal constituents. 

New advances in research are improving the quality of life and bringing hope to the many who have been affected by this tragic disease. Do something special this month to generate awareness to the ongoing fight against cancer, and try including some or all of these cancer prevention treatment and lifestyle changes.









Dr. Melissa Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, caring for patients in an integrative medicine clinic in Vancouver. www.activetcm.com