Healing Foods

Healing Foods

Plant These Foods in Your Garden If You Have Ovarian Cancer

There’s something called the doctrine of signatures in herbology that states that foods that look similar to an organ might just be the foods that help heal the organ from its disease. One example is that of the ginseng root, noted especially for its use as a tonic to help the entire body. The root itself looks like a man!

If foods can truly give us clues into what we should eat, then we could plant our gardens with nourishing foods that resemble our organs in need of healing.

What To Plant In Your Garden

Here are a few different healing foods you might get started in your garden for this year if you have ovarian cancer:

Raspberries – A raspberry looks like all the ova in the ovaries with all the individual red segments of fruit together in one berry. Interestingly, raspberry tea has been used for decades for women who have PMS or other menstrual troubles. Growing raspberries is the best therapy, as you can tend the plants and eat them right off the vine. That’s better than purchasing them from the store.

Madhu Ras, Rajasthan Honey Melons – These originated from India where they have dozens, if not hundreds, of varieties of watermelons and muskmelons. They are an heirloom crop and very sweet and tasty. What’s most interesting about them is that these Madhu Ras Rajasthan Honey Melons will fit in your hand; they are that small. The plant grows well in hot, dry areas. The melon is yellow orange on the outside with thin “pumpkin-like’ green stripes that would match the placement of ‘seems’ on a pumpkin.


Arancino Melon – This one comes from Italy and only weighs about a pound. But once you cut into this heirloom melon, you will be enamored with its sweet aroma as well as its sweet taste. That’s not because someone perfumed them in your garden while you were sleeping; this is how the arancino melon is naturally. This melon looks somewhat like a cantaloupe on the outside.

Carosell Barattiero Melon – This one is also from southern Italy but it is green on the outside. It’s a salad melon because it is crunchy, crisp and somewhat nutty in flavor. You’ll think a cucumber is nothing at all compared to this type of melon cucumber. These are planted and grow like regular cucumbers and may be harvested when they’re about 4 or 5 inches large. You don’t have to peel them. Their shape is similar to a lemon.

Panama Passionfruit Melon – This one is not a passionfruit. Interestingly, the fruit has some similarities to the ova in the ovary that mature and change during the month. The fruit starts out lime green and when it matures, it turns glossy yellow. The segments of the fruit are thinly outlined. That’s the part of this melon that resembles the human ovary. When you cut into the fruit, the flesh may be scooped out and contains a lot of liquid. Use the liquid to make a beverage for yourself, one rich in beta-carotene and lutein. This squash family plant is a climbing plant and needs zone 9 or 10 to grow. If your climate is conducive to this plant, it will give you up to 200 melons.

Giant Panamanian Tree Tomatoes – These have been seen not only in Panama but also in New Zealand and originated in South America. They look somewhat like Italian Roma tomatoes but are orange or red in color. They are small and packed with flavor. You need a climate that isn’t too hot or too cold for these. They need up to a full year to start producing.

Many of these healing foods can be found at www.rareseeds.com.

Donna SchwontkowskiDonna Schwontkowski

Dr. Donna Schwontkowski is a retired chiropractor with two degrees in nutrition and a Master's in herbology. She is convinced that every illness can be improved significantly through diet and nutritional protocols.

Oct 14, 2014
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