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20 Herbs that can fight cancer
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:14:39 PM »
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  •  20 Herbs that can fight cancer
    Posted: 25 Feb 2019 06:00 AM PST
    There can be little doubt that herbs are very potent and powerful. Although, as yet, research is limited on herbs, it is growing and many are shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties without the damaging side-effects of drugs.
    Here are twenty herbs that just might help your fight against cancer. This article was prepared with help from two of the UK’s top herbalists, Alan Hopking and David Broom.
    1 ASTRAGALUS (Huang Qi): A Chinese herb; an immune system booster, known to stimulate body’s natural production of interferon. It also helps the immune system identify rogue cells. Work with the herb in both cancer and AIDS cases has been encouraging. The MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas conducted research showing that taking Astragalus when having Radiotherapy doubled survival times.
    2  BERBERIS FAMILY (e.g. Podophyllum peltanum): Slow active purgative. Research has shown these herbs to have a strong action against cancer and they have been used with many cancers, especially Ovarian cancer. In Cancer Watch March 2015, an ingredient Berberine, was shown in research to outperform brain cancer drug, Temozolomide in vitro. It was also shown to act synergistically with it and improve its efficacy.
    3  BLOODROOT (Sanguinaria canadensis): Research shows consistent anti-neoplastic activity. It has been shown to be effective against cancer tumours, and can shrink them; it is one of the herbs in an anti-cancer poultice called Black Salve against breast and skin cancers; and has proven useful with sarcomas.
    4  BUTCHERS BROOM (Ruscus aculeatus): The active ingredients of this herb has been found to be the ruscogenins which have tumour-shrinking and anti-oestrogenic abilities. Thus its use in the treatment of breast cancer.
    5 CAT’S CLAW (Uncaria tormentosa): An adaptogen and powerful immuno-stimulant, it enhances the white cells clean up process (phagocytosis). It is an excellent companion to astragalus, curcumin and echinacea. Research indicates it can reduce tumour size, particularly with skin cancers. It also helps reduce the side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy.
    6 CHAPARRAL (Larrea mexicana): Cancer Watch covered a major research study from the US which heaped praise on this herb. It appears to boost the immune system, stop metastases and reduce tumour size. Seems especially interesting with breast cancer and is another ingredient in Black Salve. It is also an anti-oxidant and anti-microbial, with low toxicity.
    7 CURCUMIN (Turmeric): This spice (Curcuma longa or Turmeric root) has been shown to have significant anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity. That alone seems enough for certain hospitals in America to consider using it in the treatment of polyps and colon cancer. However new research shows that it can both shrink cancer tumours and inhibit blood supply growth to tumours. It is a powerful antioxidant with liver protective benefits, and outperformed several anti-inflammatory drugs without side-effects in research.
    8  DANG SHEN ROOT (Codonopsis pilosula): increases both the white blood cell and red blood cell levels, so can be extremely helpful to patients having chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or to patients whose cancer diminishes levels of either.
    9  ECHINACEA: Another known immune system booster, it gained a populist reputation in treating colds.  There is research on its helpfulness with brain tumours apart from its abilities to increase the levels of certain immune white cells in the body.
    10  FEVERFEW: This herb caused a storm when research from Rochester University in New York showed it to be more effective than the drug cytarabine in killing leukaemia cells. The US Food and Drug Agency put the active ingredient, parthenolide, on to its fast track programme. Nothing has yet been heard. But then, the FDA has never approved a herb for use as a cancer treatment.
    11 GOLDENSEAL: One cause of stomach cancer can be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. This burrows into the mucous lining of the stomach to hide from gastric acids, and then causes irritation, acid reflux, ulcers and even cancer. Goldenseal is generally anti-microbial and is used in the Caribbean and South East Asia against parasites. Goldenseal, helped by the mineral Bismuth, will kill Helicobacter pylori. Vets seem to know this, even if doctors don’t. Berberine can be found in Goldenseal.
    12  MILK THISTLE: Known for years to be helpful in strengthening the liver, this herb has now been shown to be capable of protecting the liver during chemotherapy. Research in America showed that leukaemia patients who took milk thistle had reduced liver toxicity and chemo side-effects. There is a little evidence that it has its own anti-cancer activity too.
    13  PAU D’ARCO: This tree bark was original thought to be a strong anti-cancer agent, but then its actions were clarified as strongly anti-bacterial, anti-yeast and anti-microbial. That alone might be enough in some cases of cancer cause. But new research on the differing ingredients has shown the quinoids possess immune strengthening abilities and seem to help in cases of blood and lymph cancers.
    14  RED CLOVER: Research from a number of cancer centres including the Royal Marsden has shown its potential as a part of a treatment programme against oestrogen-driven cancers, from breast to prostate. One active ingredient in the so-called Herb of Hippocrates is the anti-oestrogen Genistein, which Professor Powles formerly of the Royal Marsden dubbed ’the anti-oestrogen’.
    15  SHEEP’S SORRELL: Used in Essiac and other herbal remedies, it is a cleanser and aids healthy tissue regeneration. There is some suggestion from research that it helps normalise damaged cells and tissue. It is also a highly praised ’vermifuge’ – intestinal worms have little or no resistance to this herb.
    16  SKULLCAP (Scutellaria barbata): Research has shown action against many cancer types, for example against cancers of the lung, stomach and intestines.
    17  SUTHERLANDIA (Cancer Bush): Peer reviewed research studies indicate that this herb is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal. It boosts the immune system and inhibits Tumour Necrosis Factor, known to drive wasting in cancer patients.
    18 THOROWAX, or HARES EAR (Bulpleurum scorzoneraefolium): Research has shown its ability to enhance the production of natural interferon and it seems especially useful in bone cancer.
    19  WHEATGRASS: One of the top private hospitals in South East Asia extols the benefits of freshly juiced wheatgrass. One shot gives you the chlorophyll of some 12 or more kilograms of broccoli. It acts as a blood purifier, and liver and kidney cleansing agent. In research, after two weeks of daily use, blood and tissue oxygen levels improve, as does circulation.
    20 SWEET WORMWOOD: Another Chinese Herb, this has outperformed certain anti-malaria drugs and is now used by the aid agencies. It is strongly anti-microbial and anti-yeast and can be used as an effective part of an anti-candida diet. Also certain cancer treatments cause excesses of yeasts to form (for example, in Leukemia treatment) threatening the patients health further. Excess yeasts are even felt by some cancer experts to be one of the causes of cancer. However, in recent research Wormwood has been shown to have direct anti-cancer properties.
    Because of EU laws, which allow you to buy cigarettes, medicines and GM foods, but not herbs in the High Street, you will have to visit a herbalist to be prescribed the above herbs.  To go to the ’Our Natural Selection Shop’ Click Here.
     Please be clear, no one is saying these herbs are not without any side-effects. Equally they may conflict with some drugs. The important point is that we are still discovering many of their benefits, albeit very slowly, because individual local herbalists just do not have the funds to conduct large scale clinical trials like the drugs companies do. You should seriously consider the usefulness of herbs as a part of your integrative cancer-fighting programme. They just might make a serious difference to your health. But please make sure you go to an expert medical herbalist for clear and informed advice.
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    Author: Chris Woollams
    The post 20 Herbs that can fight cancer appeared first on Dr. Leonard

    This African shrub shows remarkable anticancer potential
    Posted: 25 Feb 2019 05:58 AM PST
    Cancer is a disease that strikes fear in a person’s heart, and for good reason. In 2018, the World Health Organization attributed more than 9.6 million deaths to this disease, making it the second leading cause of mortality in the world. While conventional treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy exist, these tend to do more harm than good. Undergoing these treatments can lead to adverse side effects like bleeding, poor memory, higher risk of infections, pain, hair loss, sleep problems, and infertility —  a consequence that comes from the inability of therapies used to differentiate between cancerous cells and healthy ones.
    This — combined with the increasing number of people with cancer — shows that there is an urgent need for alternative cancer remedies. This could come in the form of medicinal plants, which have long been used in the treatment of various diseases. A study by researchers from the University of Pretoria in South Africa showed that lavender croton (Croton gratissimus) has potential use as a natural remedy for cancer.
    Lavender croton belongs to the Croton genus of plants, which are found in different parts of the world. Other members of this genus include forest fever-berry (Croton sylvaticus) and small lavender croton (Croton pseudopulchellus). Different Croton species are widely used in traditional medicine as natural remedies for cancer, constipation, diabetes, digestive problems, dysentery, external wounds, parasitic infections, and diseases associated with oxidative stress and inflammation.
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    In this study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers evaluated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of forest fever-berry, small lavender croton, and lavender croton. These are important properties for potential cancer treatments since oxidative stress has been associated with chronic inflammation, which in turn leads to chronic diseases like cancer. The researchers also determined if the plants exhibited selective cytotoxicity by testing them against four cancer cell lines (A549, Caco-2, HeLa, and MCF-7) and non-cancerous African green monkey kidney cells.
    The results of these in vitro experiments revealed that lavender croton has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, this Croton species exhibited selective cytotoxicity against cancer cells. This was unlike forest fever-berry and small lavender croton, which worked against both healthy and cancerous cells.
    From these results, the researchers concluded that lavender croton has potential use as a natural remedy for cancer. This is because of its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, as well as its selective cytotoxicity. With further studies, it can be used as a safer alternative for conventional cancer therapies that also act against healthy cells. (Related: Chemotherapy revealed as toxic poison for every living cell in the human body: Mitochondrial dysfunction warning from researchers.)
    Natural remedies for cancer
    There are many natural cancer remedies to consider before choosing to undergo harmful conventional therapies. Some examples of these include the following:

    • Astragalus — Recent studies have shown that this herb, which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, has promising results against cancer and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is believed to work by boosting the immune system and helping it identify rogue cells.
    • Turmeric — Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that’s known for its potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. However, studies have shown that it also has the ability to shrink tumors and prevent their growth.
    • Feverfew — A study from the University of Rochester in New York revealed that feverfew has the ability to kill leukemia cells. In fact, it was shown to be more effective than the anticancer drug cytarabine.
    • Cat’s claw — Taking this adaptogenic herb can help reduce tumor size, especially in people with skin cancer. To get the most out of cat’s claw, try taking it alongside astragalus and turmeric.
    If you’d like to read more news articles on natural remedies for cancer, visit
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     Author: Ellaine Castillo
    The post This African shrub shows remarkable anticancer potential appeared first on Dr. Leonard
    First ever study looks at the potential of eugenol (found in honey) for treating triple negative breast cancer
    Posted: 25 Feb 2019 05:53 AM PST
    Breast cancer is becoming more and more prevalent not just in women but also in men. This is a major health concern because of the high mortality risk associated with this disease. Although there are conventional treatments for breast cancer, these are often ineffective and are associated with adverse side effects. Because of this, scientists continue to explore natural agents that work against breast cancer without causing complications. In a study by King Saud University and Cairo University, they found that eugenol has potential use as a natural remedy against triple negative breast cancer.
    There are different types of breast cancer based on biological characteristics or gene expression patterns. One of these is triple negative breast cancer, which is characterized by the lack of progesterone receptor (PR), estrogen receptor (ER), and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2). Compared to other types of breast cancer, it often results in poorer outcomes. Additionally, the absence of commonly targeted receptors in triple negative breast cancer cells makes it more difficult to treat.
    Most mortality cases in breast cancer patients can be attributed to the metastasis of cancerous cells. This is possible with the help of molecules like matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which induce changes in the microenvironment. MMPs play different roles in different cancer stages. Many breast cancer patients have elevated levels of MMP2 and MMP9. These molecules are involved in the formation of new blood vessels in tumors. Moreover, these are associated with shorter periods of relapse-free survival.
    Eugenol is a phenolic compound found in honey and the essential oils of aromatic spices like cloves and cinnamon. Previous studies have shown that it has potent antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. It also works against colon, liver, prostate, and breast cancer by inhibiting cell growth, triggering cell death, and preventing the formation of new blood vessels. However, there are no prior reports of eugenol’s effects on triple negative breast cancer cells.
    In this study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers evaluated the in vitro effects of eugenol on the growth, metastasis, and apoptosis or programmed cell death of triple-negative breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231). They also tested it against HER-2-positive breast cancer, an aggressive form of breast cancer characterized by high levels of HER-2. To determine the effects of eugenol on metastasis, the team evaluated the expression levels of MMP2 and MMP9, as well as an MMP inhibitor. Meanwhile, the degree of apoptosis was based on the expression of caspases, which are genes involved in apoptosis.
    The results of the study showed that eugenol inhibited the proliferation of triple negative and HER-2-positive breast cancer cells by up to 76.4 and 68.1 percent, respectively. The eugenol-treated cells also exhibited significant reductions in MMP2 and MMP9 while their expression of pro-apoptotic genes increased.
    Overall, the results of this study suggest that eugenol has potential as a natural remedy for triple negative breast cancer, as well as HER-2-positive breast cancer. This is based on the potent anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic properties that it exhibited in vitro.
    Other natural remedies against triple negative breast cancer
    The following bioactive compounds also have beneficial effects against triple negative breast cancer:

    • Vitamin D — Triple negative breast cancer is often associated with mutations in the breast cancer gene (BRCA1), which stimulates rapid tumor growth. Fortunately, the pathway involved in this action can be inhibited by vitamin D. You can get this nutrient by getting some sun exposure or increasing your intake of fatty fish, egg yolks, and mushrooms.
    • Indole-3-carbinol — A study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) showed that indole-3-carbinol inhibits an enzyme that’s crucial for the rapid growth of breast cancer cells. To get more of this nutrient, increase your intake of broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables.
    • Curcumin — Curcumin, which is the active compound in turmeric, is known for its extensive effects against different cancer processes in different forms of cancers. (Related: Curcumin targets aggressive and lethal forms of cancer while leaving noncancerous cells unharmed.)
    If you’d like to read more news articles on natural remedies for cancer, visit
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    Originally posted:
     Author: Ellaine Castillo
    The post First ever study looks at the potential of eugenol (found in honey) for treating triple negative breast cancer appeared first on Dr. Leonard

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    Re: 20 Herbs that can fight cancer
    « Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 12:12:38 PM »
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  • I used to have an obsession with wheat grass shots. There was a juice bar in my old town, and they’d offer a wheat grass shot with a slice of orange. It was very refreshing! My husband said I always smelled like fresh cut grass when I would get them though. My 5 year old likes them too!

    Milk thistle, and turmeric are also very easy to incorporate into your diet. Easy to add to tea, or hide in food. Turmeric can turn things orange though 

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    Re: 20 Herbs that can fight cancer
    « Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 07:51:57 PM »
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  • Herb that can cure cancer:
    Rick Simpson Oil (from cannibus)

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