11 Powerful Home Remedies for Colon Cancer

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The most important home remedies for colon cancer include garlic, blueberries, spinach, oregano, olive oil, ginger, salmon, flaxseed oil, ginseng, green tea, turmeric, and behavioral strategies like exercise and quitting smoking.

Colon cancer occurs when there is abnormal cell growth in the large intestine (colon), the final part of your digestive tract. This can lead to organ failure and be fatal. Initially, colon cancer may start as small, benign polyps that may develop into the disease over time.

While radiation, chemotherapy, screening, and targeted therapies are always improving, colon cancer remains one of the deadliest types of this disease. For that reason, people often seek out herbal and home remedies as they usually only require a dietary or behavioral change to see real results and positively support your body’s defenses. Now, let’s take a closer look at some home remedies for colon cancer.


Home Remedies for Colon Cancer

Here are the best home remedies for colon cancer including:


The high concentration of antioxidants in ginseng directly inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells, and can even induce apoptosis (automatic cell death) in cancerous cells. Ginseng tea remains a popular recommendation for a wide variety of ailments, particularly serious conditions like cancer.

Green Tea

Green tea is a rich source of organic compounds like catechins and epicatechins that decrease the presence of free radicals and lower the risk of cancer; by preventing the spread of cancerous cells and having an anti-tumor effect. Add green tea to your daily diet as the best way to not only treat colon cancer but prevent it from developing in the first place!


Regular, moderate exercise is highly recommended for general health and well-being, but when suffering from colon and other cancers, getting the blood flowing and boosting the metabolism is particularly important. Exercise can help to detoxify the body and stimulate the immune system, while also eliminating some peripheral causes of chronic disease and cancer, such as diabetes and obesity.


Garlic contains the powerful active ingredient allicin that can be used to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and repair damage to tissues. Double-blind studies have shown that garlic can neutralize cancerous cells without damaging nearby healthy cells. This is one of the major complaints with more formal treatments for cancer, so garlic truly is one of the best anti-cancer agent in your pantry!

Flaxseed Oil

Flax oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is a form of “good cholesterol” that decrease or inhibit pro-inflammatory molecules throughout the body, including the colon, thereby preventing the spread of cancer.


Along with other oily fish, such as mackerel and tuna, salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Not only can this directly prevent cancer due to its antioxidant behavior, it can also help to reduce peripheral symptoms or health issues that contribute to cancer, such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.


Blueberries are the holy grail of antioxidants, all of which can have a positive effect on cancerous cells and the strength of your immune system. They can eliminate free radicals and reduce cellular mutation to significantly lower your risk of all cancers.


The nutrient dense nature of spinach, as well as its high content of fiber, makes it an ideal remedy for colon cancer. Some of the issues that can exacerbate colon cancer include constipation and hemorrhoids. One of the best ways to naturally treat those issues is through consistent fiber intake and regular bowel movements.

Quitting Smoking

It’s commonly known that smoking causes a number of issues in the body, but in terms of colon cancer, smoking does increase the speed at which polyps develop in the colon, and thus the speed at which some of them can become cancerous. By quitting smoking, you eliminate dozens of carcinogens from the system that all contribute to compromising the body and immune system.

Olive Oil

This vegetable oil is a good remedy because of its rich phenolic content that works to eliminate cancer. Olive oil also promotes important enzyme production in the gut and intestines to improve nutrient uptake and protect against cancerous invasion.


Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been directly linked to apoptosis in a number of lab and study settings. In other words, by adding turmeric to the diet, you can release a wave of antioxidants into your system, successfully stopping cancer in its tracks.

Way to Prevent

Colonoscopies seeking polyps are a common preventative method, as the polyps can be removed and identified as cancerous or benign.

Word of Caution: As mentioned before, colon cancer is one of the most deadly and common cancers around the globe. If not diagnosed and treated quickly, it can metastasize and lead to low quality of life, and eventually death. Therefore, it is important that you have regular checkups, particularly regular colonoscopies after the age of 50. These home remedies are intended to be complementary treatments and ways to prevent and speed the recovery process, not as replacements for formal cancer treatment.

About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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