To a certain extent. The available literature has shown that Ayurveda can prevent cancer and enhance the quality of life. A study has shown that the ipomoea squamosa plant is toxic against human ovarian cancer. Another recent study suggests that phytochemicals in certain ayurvedic plants inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the ovaries. Ayurvedic plants such as cedrus deodara and asparagus racemosus can halt the expression of POTE antigen in the ovaries.
Published research has shown that the bhasmas such as Rasasindoora, Lauha bhasma, Abhraka Bhasma, Naga Bhasma, and Manahshila in the ayurvedic aphrodisiac medicine named Pushpadhanwa rasa possess strong potential against ovarian cancer. However, the research recommends the use of Pushpadhanwa rasa during palliative care along with the existing anticancer drugs.
Another study suggests that catharanthus roseus, taxus brevifolia and azadiractha indica also possess anticancer properties and can be used against ovarian cancer. These plants can disrupt the cancer cell growth to help researchers induce programmed cell death.
However, as heredity ovarian cancer occurs due to genetic changes in BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, RAD51C and RAD51D genes, not much secondary data is available online that can explain the mechanism of ayurvedic plants attacking the ovarian cancer cells.
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