Ginger, barbed skullcap and green tea are herbs that may fight cancer, according to WebMD. Research is ongoing regarding the cancer fighting benefits of curcumin, states Mayo Clinic.
Researchers have found that gingerol, the main ingredient in ginger, inhibits the growth of human colon cancer cells in mice, advises WebMD. Barbed skullcap, a Chinese herb, slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice. Green tea has shown effective against breast cancer in test tubes and lowered chemical factors for liver cancer in study participants. Curcumin may have antioxidant properties that reduce inflammation, potentially making it an effective cancer fighter since scientists believe inflammation plays a role in the disease, explains Mayo Clinic.