There are probably more varieties of cytotoxic herbs than there are chemotherapeutic drugs.
Research has already been accomplished spanning 5,000 years and 2,500,000 (2.5 million) herbs. Of all these, at least 3,000 possess some type of anti-cancer properties.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture uses this same figure.
The way each herb interacts with arthritis, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, or any other condition is different with each plant. Also, it is very important the condition of the individual’s body be analyzed as this may have some impact on the dosage recommended. Finding the particular combination that works best for a particular person is NOT really a matter of trial and error.
1 teaspoon of EZ-AK (Essiac) tea may be sufficient for one person where another person may require 2 tablespoons (8 teaspoons).
We recommend an herbalist who is an LCN (Licensed Certified Nutritionist) qualified and will provide suggestions as to what tinctures, teas, soaps, salves and oils will work best with your body to improve its function and healing.
The difference between drugs and herbal remedies is that, even though some drugs are derived from herbs, the majority are synthetic and work against the body, while herbs work in concert with the body to balance and allow true healing to take place.
For example, Alfalfa, also known as “king of the herbs,” was one of the first herbs known to man. It is native to Asia and was brought to North America around 1850. Traditionally, Alfalfa was used in India to soothe arthritis pain and to prevent fluid retention. The pioneers also used this perennial to treat boils, cancer, scurvy, urinary and bowel problems and to bring on menstruation. Pound for pound, fresh green Alfalfa has more vitamin C than orange juice and also has a high vitamin K content and contains a high amount of beta-carotene to help build the immune system. Alfalfa has proven itself to be one of the best sources of vitamin B and contains high amounts of vitamin D, niacin, and the B-complex vitamins, and Alfalfa has a high mineral content. Alfalfa roots go down as far as 40 to 60 feet to get minerals that other plants can’t reach.
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As the title of this page indicates, herbs can play an important part in the prevention and the healing of cancer.
One of the primary herbal preparations is EZ-AK tea. This tea combines 4 herbs, namely burdock root, sheep sorrel, slippery elm and turkey rhubarb. This formula was originally developed by Rene Caisse in the early 1900’s and has been trademarked as Essiac® tea. It is a safe, non-toxic with no dangerous side effects cancer supplement.
See~ Essiac: Nature’s Cure for Cancer, An Interview with Dr. Gary L. Glum.