Food Therapy Part 2 Cancer And Ginseng

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Food Therapy Part 2 Cancer And Ginseng

  1. 1. Food Therapy Part 2: Cancer and Ginseng
  2. 2. Panax Ginseng in a Nutshell <ul><li>Many herbal products are often mistakenly called ginseng. These include P. quinquefolium (American ginseng), from the northeastern parts of the United States and Canada; </li></ul><ul><li>P. notoginseng , from Yun-nan Province in China </li></ul><ul><li>P. vietnamensis , from central Vietnam; </li></ul><ul><li>P. japonicus , from Japan; </li></ul><ul><li>P. pseudoginseng, from the Himalayan region. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Other Ginseng species <ul><li>Other botanical medicines are commonly called ginseng </li></ul><ul><li>Actually, they do not belong to the same family as Panax ginseng e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) </li></ul><ul><li>Pfaffia paniculata (Brazilian ginseng). </li></ul><ul><li>They range widely in both outlook and the content of the constituents of Panax ginseng </li></ul>
  4. 4. Panax Ginseng <ul><li>Pan means All; ax means cure. </li></ul><ul><li>Panax ginseng has been used as a medicinal plant in China for thousands of years. </li></ul><ul><li>Western medicine focused on cancer therapeutics research. </li></ul><ul><li>Key components: </li></ul><ul><li>Ginsenosides (Saponins) </li></ul><ul><li>Organic germanium </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptogen </li></ul>
  5. 5. Valuable Ginsenosides <ul><li>Panaxadiols </li></ul><ul><li>Rb1,Rb2, Rc, Rd, Rg3, Rh2 </li></ul><ul><li>Panaxatriols </li></ul><ul><li>Re, Rf, Rg1, Rg2, Rh1 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Applications of Ginseng in Specific Cancer Types <ul><li>COLON CANCER : </li></ul><ul><li>A rat study using Rg3 found reduction in metastasis and tumor number as well as increased body weight. </li></ul><ul><li>LIVER CANCER : </li></ul><ul><li>Panax ginseng metabolites (Rg3, Rg5, Rk1, Rs5, and Rs4) have a 50-percent growth inhibition concentration in hepatoma cells </li></ul>
  7. 7. Applications of Ginseng in Specific Cancer Types (Cont’d) <ul><li>OVARIAN CANCER : Rh2 was found to inhibit ovarian tumor growth in mice </li></ul><ul><li>PROSTATE CANCER : Rg3 has displayed growth inhibitory activity as well as reduced biomarkers for prostate cancer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Applications of Ginseng in Specific Cancer Types (Cont’d) <ul><li>Terminal cancer cases : </li></ul><ul><li>Morphine is often used as a palliative in metastatic cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Panax ginseng exerts protective effects against morphine-induced depression of B-cell and T-cell functions. </li></ul><ul><li>This may lead to reduced morphine dosing and a subsequent increase in social functioning. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Active Ingredients of Panax ginseng <ul><li>The active ingredients of Panax ginseng include saponins, polysaccharides, flavonoids, and volatile oils. </li></ul><ul><li>In cancer therapeutics the saponins and polysaccharides have gained major investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Ginseng’s saponins, generally called ginsenosides (Rx), are under study in cancer chemoprevention and therapeutics. </li></ul><ul><li>Acidic polysaccharides have been observed to have immunomodulating and antiproliferative effects in tumor cell lines. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Panax ginseng:PubMed Link <ul><li>For the past 50 years, the main weapons in the war against cancer have been early detection and surgical removal , radiotherapy , chemotherapy , and attempts to develop gene therapy.  </li></ul><ul><li>However, the results so far are less than ideal. </li></ul><ul><li>One strategy now is to switch from therapeutic approaches to prevention of cancer by improving lifestyle and by identifying effective natural products as chemopreventive agents. </li></ul>
  11. 11. PubMed Link <ul><li>One promising candidate with cancer-preventive effects that are not specific to any organ is Panax ginseng C A Meyer , a herb with a long medicinal history. </li></ul><ul><li>Its protective influence against cancer has been shown by extensive preclinical and epidemiological studies, but these effects need to be carefully investigated by scientific clinical trials focusing on the major cancer killers, stomach, lung, liver, and colorectal cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed Link – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11905620 </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Effects of Panax ginseng <ul><li>Purifies the blood of toxins </li></ul><ul><li>Increases production of red blood cells </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers &quot;bad&quot; cholesterol (LDL) </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers high blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Increases &quot;good&quot; cholesterol (HDL) </li></ul><ul><li>Normalizes stress conditions so caused </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers high blood sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents cellular damage from oxidation </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates intestinal digestion </li></ul><ul><li>Improves nerve growth, nerve transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Increases physical stamina </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens the immune system </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bing Han Panax Ginseng <ul><li>Bing Han Ginseng is made from Panax ginseng. </li></ul><ul><li>It is called refined ginseng powder is due to the unique preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>The skin, tendrils and the main root are beaten into paste and filtered into powder form. </li></ul><ul><li>The powder is 4X tinier than milk powder for easy absorption. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bing Han Ginseng Powder <ul><li>Bing Han’s Ginseng Powder is 100% pure Panax Ginseng root powder harvested exclusively from our own sustainably grown, six-year old ginseng. </li></ul><ul><li>We use no additives, fillers or flowing agents. This pure, finely powdered ginseng root is grown and processed under strict quality control standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Readily utilized by the body, Bing Han Ginseng powder yields rapid and noticeable results. </li></ul><ul><li>Packaged in an elegantly designed air tight container, Bing Han Panax Ginseng Powder is then packaged in an outer cardboard box to further protect it during shipping. </li></ul><ul><li>Each box contains an inner container of tamper-proof, sealed Bing Han Ginseng Powder. </li></ul><ul><li>Content per can:150 grams </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bing Han Ginseng Capsule <ul><li>This product has the purity of our powder, in the convenient dosage form of capsules. </li></ul><ul><li>Each box contains 100 capsules of Bing Han Panax Ginseng. </li></ul><ul><li>1700 mg per two capsules </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wrap Up <ul><li>Cancer is both a systemic concern and a specific disease. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of cancer chemoprevention is to inhibit the induction and suppress the progression of preneoplastic lesions to invasive cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Panax ginseng’s protective effects from toxic insult are well documented and speak well to prophylactic use, especially in patients at high risk for liver cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to decrease inflammation and increase antioxidant activity sustains ginseng’s role as an antitumor agent. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>There is no conclusive proof Panax ginseng cures any type of cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence points to ginseng’s ability to limit and slow growth as well as to enhance the ability of the immune system and tumor cells to overcome chemotolerance </li></ul><ul><li>The ability of Panax ginseng to increase the effectiveness of other chemotherapeutic agents, to act synergistically, and to help lower doses and therefore adverse side effects, is increasingly documented. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Panax Ginseng Experimentation <ul><li>Despite the lack of Western-style scientific experimentation, the use of Panax ginseng for cancer is well accepted in China. </li></ul><ul><li>This herbal therapeutic agent has only gained scientific attention in the West since 1972 when U.S. President Nixon visited China and successfully opened relations. </li></ul><ul><li>As Panax ginseng experimentation continues, its recognized potential in cancer therapeutics continues to grow. </li></ul>
  19. 19. A Final Word <ul><li>Although there is no conclusive evidence of Panax ginseng in curing cancer, research has continually found tumor inhibition, especially in the promotion and progression phases. </li></ul><ul><li>However, Panax ginseng is successful in modulating body immune status and preventing cancer growth. </li></ul><ul><li>For more info: Click </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ginsengcare.com </li></ul>

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