Although most scientists remain arrogant when discussing traditional medicine and herbal remedies, the evidence sometimes becomes so compelling that they have to re-examine their prejudice and see what is really happening. That is where Essential oils stand today – under re-examination by science for the benefits claimed by aromatherapists and other healing professionals outside the mainstream.
For all of its wonderful benefits, I do sometimes wonder where science went wrong and became so blind and arrogant – after all, solving the mysteries of the universe should make us rather humble!
Here in this article from thetruthaboutcancer.com (full accreditation and link below the article), the benefits of Lemon Essential Oil in fighting cancer is discussed.
Now we know from humanity’s long struggle against this dread disease, that there is no simple or easy cure – it’s too complicated for that. But that doesn’t mean that some things won’t help a little – and that’s what this article is all about. Enjoy – and if you like the story, click on the link and visit the source!
Why Science is Sweet on Lemon Essential Oil as a Cancer Fighter
Native to the Middle East, lemon (or at least it’s modern variation), has gained considerable attention in scientific literature. It’s been used to make everything from simple lemonade beverages and lemon liquors to vinegar and fermented healing elixirs. But perhaps its greatest potential is in essential oil form, which is where lemon really shines.
Can Lemon Halt Cervical Cancer?
Long recognized as a remedy for cold symptoms and other respiratory ailments due to its high vitamin C and antioxidant content, lemon has more recently been identified as possessing a wealth of other nutrients that work together to target cancer cells. A 2010 review published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Research identified essential oil of lemon as possessing the capacity to stop human cervical cancer cells in their tracks.
Using hydrodistillation, Chinese scientists extracted lemon essential oil and tested it on a series of human cervical adenocarcinoma cell lines. They found that the oil not only blocked the cancer cell lines from spreading, but also inhibited oxidizing free radicals from harming healthy cells.
Lemon Essential Oil Offers Multimodal Benefits Against Cancer
A larger review of plant extracts and the various roles they play in preventing and treating disease revealed that essential oils, including that of the lemon, acts in multiple ways to target cancer. Lemon and other essential oils, a research team found, utilize multiple pathways and mechanisms to thwart cancer, including through cell cycle arrest, apoptosis (cell suicide), increased levels of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, and anti-metastasis and anti-angiogenic (stopping tumors from growing blood vessels) activities.
A mixture of lemon essential oil combined with eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemongrass, clove leaf, and thyme, in a 40 percent ethanol base, demonstrated anti-tumorigenic effects when administered to patients with metastatic tumorigenic ulcers. Cancer patients have also found relief from pain, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting by using lemon and other essential oils.
How Your Nose Can Help Stop the Spread of Cancer
Another study published earlier this year in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics reveals that citronella terpenes in lemon essential oil stop the growth of cancers, including those of the liver, through olfactory activation. In other words, citronella terpenes activate certain smell receptors located throughout the body in order to prevent the spread of cancer.
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