Herbs and Cancer
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 it 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, sheel 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.