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Kava for Breast Cancer

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New research explores kava's potential in fighting breast cancer. Because our immune systems and inflammatory response play an important role in determining breast cancer cell growth, any agent that positively affects these key players can also help fight cancer. But how does kava work in fighting against cancer?

Researchers found that flavokawain A, one of the many kavalactones found in kava kava root, both enhances and regulates immunity and decreases inflammation in mice induced with breast cancer. In this study, Flavokawain A also activated cancer cell death amongst the mice, while decreasing tumor size as well.

While more studies need to be done, this study is hopeful. It shows how kava kava has the potential to decrease inflammation associated with breast cancer, boost immunity, and decrease tumors while also killing off existing cancer cells.

As cancer research continues, I encourage you to keep your eyes peeled if you're interested in learning about natural remedies and alternatives.

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Aimee Hughes, ND

Aimee Hughes, ND

Aimee is a holistic health practitioner and the lead writer and health consultant for Yandara Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico. She has written hundreds of articles for publications across the globe, including Nature & Health and The South African Journal of Natural Medicine.

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