The Power of Herbal Medicine for Cancer

Naural Therapies For CancerWhat is herbal medicine?

In the modern times, herbal medicine ranks amongst the oldest methods of treatment and is yet widely available.  It is a kind of medicine that is derived exclusively from plants. It is used in all societies and is common to all cultures. Herbal medicines are composed of plants or botanical sources used for its scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. It also referred to as botanical medicine or phytomedicine. Using herbs for its medicinal purpose has long been recorded in history dating from ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings. Particularly, the use of herbal medicines is prevalent in Chinese practice as well as all over Asia. Herbal medicine is used to regulate the body’s ability to protect, restore and heal itself. Herbal medicine for cancer treatment is the most widely used complementary therapy. It is used to help the body heal itself or reduce the side effects of medical therapies.

How does herbal medicine work?

Herbal medicine is in use since thousands of years across many cultures of the world. Herbalist tries to find the underlying cause of the illness rather than treating a single symptom. A herbalist believes that a particular illness can be treated using herbs if those herbs restore the body’s balance and perfect harmony. According to experts, good herbs activate life force and its energy. In herbal medicine “herbal synergy” is the key principle. Herbal medicine works upon the idea of ‘synergy’, that is, it makes drugs out of several plant ingredients. This theory is way too different from the modern medicine that uses a single compound to deal with a symptom or an illness. Herbal medicine for cancer treatment is used to treat, what herbalist believe, the underlying energy balances that cause disorders promoting cancer in the patient’s body.

Where is herbal medicine found?

Herbal medicine for cancer treatment consists of several plants, herbs, and flowers, as a whole or as an extract. Medical Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional methods are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. A BSc. or an equivalent certificate is required to become a herbalist, who holds the same diagnostic skills as a physician. The degree program includes a vast knowledge of plant medicine and orthodox medicine.  However, Herbalists take a holistic approach towards illnesses, treating the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They can prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments, and many patients are referred to Herbalist by their GP for treatment. The herbal medicine comes in the form of capsules, powder, teas and extracts.

Advantage of herbal medicine with different types of cancers

Herbal medicine for cancer treatment and their derivative phytol compounds are increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments for cancer. A large volume of clinical studies has reported the beneficial effects of herbal medicines on the survival, immune modulation, and quality of life of cancer patients when these herbal medicines are used in combination with conventional therapeutics. Herbal medicine is useful in complementing breast cancer treatment. Isoflavones, compounds found in several vegetables and plants sources has been found effective in treating breast cancer. Herbal medicine is also used to lower the risk of prostate cancer in men. Herbal extracts that contain numerous polyphenolic compounds may contribute to the lower incidence of prostate cancer in Asian males. Cancer of the lungs is one of the deadliest of its type, and the chemotherapy employed for its treatment has high mortality rates. According to recent studies, herbal medications and their phytochemical ingredients can provide an effective therapy for the treatment of lung cancer. Such plant-derived compounds cast little or no toxicity at all.  Herbs are mainly used in lung cancer to reduce therapy-associated toxicity and cancer-related symptoms and sometimes to directly increase anticancer effects. Herbal medicine for cancer treatment is also used to treat liver and pancreatic cancer. They are also used as an adjuvant therapy along with conventional cancer treatment regimens.

Does herbal medicine enhance the effect of chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is employed for the treatment of several forms of cancer by introducing cytotoxic chemicals into the patient’s system. Herbal medicine for cancer treatment is mainly used as an adjuvant to chemotherapy, to enhance the effects of chemotherapy and reduce its debilitating side effects. Trails on the herbal medicine used alongside chemotherapy to treat hepatocellular carcinoma, a form of liver cancer, have shown promising results. Several herbal remedies are used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, and also, protect the non-cancerous cells of the body; herbal medicines are also used to elevate energy levels of cancer patients

Does herbal medicine enhance the effect of radiation?

Radiotherapy involves delivering radioactive rays to the area affected by cancer. The procedure has several side effects including diarrhea, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, urinary issues such as pain and incontinence swelling,  and difficulty during swallowing.

Research on Cumin (a spice mostly used in curries for taste enhancement) revealed the fact that it contains anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties, that may together aid in protecting the skin against radiation-induced damage. Other research in animals shows that the herb Ginkgo Biloba may help shield against organ damage resulting from radiation therapy. And although Aloe Vera is often touted as a natural remedy for radiation-induced skin changes, a 2005 research review concluded that there is not enough evidence to suggest that topical aloe Vera is effective in preventing or minimizing radiation-induced skin reactions. Thus, herbal medicine for cancer treatment has several benefits.

Does herbal medicine increase the quality of life and survival rate?

Herbal medicine for cancer treatment along with traditional cancer treatment methods has been shown to increase the quality of life in the patients. It is used to treat side effects of the cancer treatments and is also used to heal the body afterward. Herbal medicine for cancer treatment also increases the survival rate by not only preventing the formation of cancerous cells but also decreases the mortality caused by cancer treatments.

If you want a personalized recommendation on your case, Contact Dr. Adem for online cancer consultation.  

References:

Cancer treatments the media never talks about could save your life
Herbal medicine
20 herbs that fight cancer
Complementary and alternative medicine

Dr. Adem Gunes

Dr. Adem Gunes has built the world’s largest database of scientifically tested natural substances with proven effects in cancer treatments. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Physician of ProLife Clinic in Innsbruck, Austria, and played a key role in the establishment of the research laboratory. He is also the co-founder of the first Austrian hyperthermia center. Now, Dr. Adem works closely with cancer patients from around the world (including Germany, Thailand, Dubai) to recommend them a complementary cancer clinic or to create a personalized care plan for patients to follow at home.

Better Than Green Tea?

Daily Antioxidant Tea Recipe For Breast CancerThis new data on the antioxidant content of thousands of foods revolutionized the way my family eats. For example, you’ve known me as a veritable green tea fanatic, not because I particularly like it, but because that’s what the science said was the best thing to drink. But that was before 283 beverages were tested. I don’t think I could even name 283 beverages. They tested everything from red bull, to crowberry liquor.

Let me pull out a few… Water has zero antioxidants, as does Red Bull. At this scale Pepsi, Coke, and cow’s milk get a 1; glass of white wine; a cup of red tea; … black tea… green tea, red wine—7 times the antioxidant power of white, but neither as good as grape juice. Here’s a shot of espresso, a cup of coffee, and matcha tea—tea made out of powdered green tea leaves, which is what I’ve been drinking.

But what is this? What beverage could be better than actually eating green tea leaves? Matcha has met its match. In terms of antioxidant power, the healthiest thing to drink on the planet earth appears to be… hibiscus tea! So like red zinger blows everything else out of the water.

Here’s my latest recipe:

  • Half gallon of water
  • 8 cups
  • 4 bags of tea in which hibiscus is the first ingredient—I like wild berry zinger
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons of erythritol

Directions:

I just put it in the fridge overnight. No need to heat it; it can just cold brew. In the morning I take out the tea bags, shake it up, and drink throughout the day, every day, all day long.

And as always, extra credit, for green foam: pour a cup of the tea into a blender with a bunch of fresh mint leaves, blend on high, and then pour it back. So you have dark green leafies blended into what may be the highest antioxidant beverage in the world, and it tastes – like fruit punch. Your kids will love it!

Doctor’s Note

Note the impressive manganese content of hibiscus tea may exceed recommended limits at high intakes, though, so we probably shouldn’t drink more than those 4 tea bags a day’s worth.

The sweetener I use is erythritol, detailed in Erythritol May Be a Sweet Antioxidant.

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Check out the other videos on beverages and don’t miss all the videos on ranking foods. And there are 1,449 subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them!

For some context see my blog posts: Hibiscus tea: flower power, Acai to Zucchini: antioxidant food rankings, Amla: Indian gooseberries vs. cancer, diabetes, and cholesterolIs Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?, Top 10 Most Popular Videos of the Year, Treating PMS with SaffronHibiscus Tea: The Best Beverage?, and Which Common Fruit Fights Cancer Better?

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In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.
Michael Greger M.D.About Michael Greger M.D.Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

How To Make Your Own Fire Fragrance For Your Fireplace

Breast Cancer Healing Fireplace AromasDuring this winter make those warm fires even more enjoyable with herbs that you can burn in your fireplace. We have collected a variety of natural items that will give off wonderful aromas. And the best part is many of them are items you can find right in your home or grown in your backyard healing garden. Enjoy your fireplace with therapeutic qualities during breast cancer recovery with these healthy, natural and safe fireplace fragrances ideas.

Benefits of natural aromas for your fireplace:

  • No chemicals that you really shouldn’t be breathing.
  • Herbal smoke purifies the air if you’re inside.
  • Herbal smoke keeps the mosquitoes away if you’re outside.
  • The smoke smells AMAZING!

Some wonderful natural items to burn in your fireplace

  1. Dry some apple and orange slices in the oven. Then burn them in your fireplace. This can make for a very sweet-smelling scent that fills the air.
  2. For a wonderful pine smell, burn pine cones in your fireplace.
  3. Try burning a cinnamon stick or two for a sweet scent.
  4. For a pleasant fragrance burn orange or lemon peels in your fireplace. The oils in the peels give off a citrus scent which is very clean, not sweet.
  5. Burn a braid of sweet grass in your fireplace. Sweet grass is a herb that is used to clear negative energy and has a wonderful sweet scent that lingers in the air.
  6. Burn dried sage in your fireplace for a more acerbic scent. Once it has burned, it clears any other odors from the air, and then a lighter scent tends to linger.
  7. Toss some rosemary in the fireplace on the outer edges of the burning wood and your space will come alive with a delightful, pine-scented aroma.
  8. Try adding essential oils such as lavender. Just put a few drops on your branches or logs, then allow it to dry and burn in your fireplace.

Enjoy your fireplace with therapeutic qualities during breast cancer recovery with these healthy, natural and safe fireplace fragrances ideas.

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How Ginger Helps Fight and Protect Against Breast Cancer

How Ginger Helps Fight and Protect AgainstBreast CancerGinger and Breast Cancer

A recent study performed by researchers in the Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences at the King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia suggests that the crude extract obtained from ginger plants (also known as Zingiber officinale), causes the inhibition of cellular proliferation in breast cancer without causing any harm to the normal cells.

According to the latest research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, ginger is a favorable option in the treatment of breast carcinomas. This property is referred to as selective toxicity, and it is not present in the conventional treatment options.

The researchers have highlighted a significant issue that suggests that despite the recent advancement in the cancer treatment, breast cancer continues to be the commonest cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer deaths. Furthermore, it is also considered that breast cancer cells can develop resistance to treatment at some point. Therefore, it is highly desirable to discover newer agents that provide the growth suppression of both ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers without causing potential side effects.

Researchers have stated that ginger is considered a powerful anticancer compound but the molecular mechanism responsible for its anti-cancer activity are still to be discovered. Depending on the older scientific records and considering the fact that herbal extracts are more effective than the purified components, a study was conducted to find out the effect of crude extract of ginger on the growth of cell lines of breast cancer.

Ginger is provided with the unique ability of positively regulating a variety of molecular mechanisms at the same time which include:

  • Inducing apoptosis that is the programmed death of cells
  • Up-regulating certain pro-apoptotic and anti-cancer genes such as Bax, p21, CDK inhibitor
  • Downregulating certain cancer-associated proteins and genes such as Bcl-2, NF-kb, Bcl-X, Mcl-1, CDK-4, C-Myc, hTERT, etc.

Apart from this, recent studies have also shown that there is also compound ginger called Gingerol which is found to have some anti-metastatic activities in the treatment of breast cancer.

The anti-cancer effect of ginger is not only limited to breast cancer, but its components are known to cause the inhibition of the lung cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and melanoma.

Ginger is considered a type of food that provides us with nutrition along with relieving the pain and disease. Nowadays it is used as a spice, food ingredient as well as in medicine by different cultures all over the world. It is suggested through modern research that ginger is associated with over hundred different health benefits.

It is believed that ginger was first originated in southern China thousands of years ago from there it is distributed to other parts of the world including Asia, West Africa, Caribbean and at the end India. India has now reached the status of the largest ginger producer. Recent evidence also suggests that Greece was also involved in the trade of ginger dating back to the 3rd century BC.

Source:
Research: Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells, September 9, 2015
Photo Source: 7 Benefits of Juicing Ginger

Dr. Adem GunesDr. Adem Gunes has built the world’s largest database of scientifically tested natural substances with proven effects in cancer treatments. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Physician of ProLife Clinic in Innsbruck, Austria, and played a key role in the establishment of the research laboratory. He is also the co-founder of the first Austrian hyperthermia center. Now, Dr. Adem works closely with cancer patients from around the world (including Germany, Thailand, Dubai) to recommend them a complementary cancer clinic or to create a personalized care plan for patients to follow at home.

How Is Honey Effective In Breast Cancer Treatment?

Honey is effective in breast cancer treatmentsHoney As A Breast Cancer Treatment

The treatment for breast cancer produces a disastrous effect on the quality of life. Nowadays, two bee products have been discovered to significantly lower the common effects of breast cancer.

The issue of breast cancer overdiagnosis
According to an estimate around thousands of women each year are overdiagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 1.3 million of women are misdiagnosed with breast cancer over the past 30 years.[1]What happens is they are told that they have breast cancer despite actually having a benign lesion, for example Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) which usually never causes any symptom or harm.

In most cases, overdiagnosis of breast cancer ends up with unnecessary treatments such as Mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. In the last three decades, it was found that approx. 1.3million women in the U.S. were misdiagnosed and treated for breast cancer when all they had was a benign lesion. After treatment, most of the breast cancer survivors are given drug therapy for hormone suppression such as Arimidex and Tamoxifen.

Integrative medical approaches including honey and bee pollen
According to a study published in Molecular And Clinical Oncology, it is suggested that bee pollen and honey offer palliative support to overcome the side effects of cancer treatment. Side effects in breast cancer patients can include hot flushes and menopausal symptoms.

A new study is conducted to check whether bee pollen helps in the reduction of menopausal-like symptoms caused by chemical suppression of the hormone such as estrogen.

A recent trial also showed that bee pollen extracts decrease the number of hot flashes episodes and result in a better quality of life in menopausal women. In the study, pollen–honey mixture was compared with honey (placebo) for effects in breast cancer patients receiving Anti-hormonal therapy. Surprisingly, researchers have concluded that honey is as effective as pollen in reducing the symptoms of the patients.

In the study, the authors have proposed that honey has the ability to raise the estrogen levels in patients. Hormone-suppressing agents are based on the unsophisticated idea that estrogen is a carcinogen. But in reality estrogen is found to have a preventive or therapeutic effect in breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive cancers.

Conclusion
It is suggested that honey is a natural compound with estrogenic properties that are helpful in lowering the side-effects of suppressive hormone medications due to which it is used in the treatment of breast cancer. Additionally, honey is also found to have anti-cancer properties that favour its use in the actual cancer treatment apart from palliation.

Source: Should Honey Be Considered A Breast Cancer RX?, July 27 2015

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Dr. Adem GunesDr. Adem Gunes has built the world’s largest database of scientifically tested natural substances with proven effects in cancer treatments. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Physician of ProLife Clinic in Innsbruck, Austria, and played a key role in the establishment of the research laboratory. He is also the co-founder of the first Austrian hyperthermia center. Now, Dr. Adem works closely with cancer patients from around the world (including Germany, Thailand, Dubai) to recommend them a complementary cancer clinic or to create a personalized care plan for patients to follow at home.

 

How To Make A Medicinal Mushroom Extract

How To Make Medicinal Mushroom Extract For Breast CancerModern research has confirmed the healing power within medicinal mushrooms is so extraordinary, it truly is magical. Taking a supplemental mushroom formula is an important aspect to maintaining good health. Whether you are currently in cancer treatment, or are simply interested in prevention, medicinal mushrooms can offer tremendous benefits.

Are you ready to start working with medicinal mushrooms in your home? Making a double extraction is actually very similar to making a tincture with plant material. The process is simple, and this easy step-by-step guide from Mountain Rose Herbs will help you create a mushroom double extraction of your own.

Double Extraction Method for Medicinal Mushrooms

Ingredients

Equipment

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Instructions

  1. Make an alcohol extract by filling a mason jar halfway full of dried mushrooms. Fill jar with the alcohol, making sure that it completely covers the mushrooms, but leave about a ½ inch of space at the top of the jar. Let it sit for a month. Shake daily.
  2. After a month, strain mushroom-infused alcohol into another mason jar and set aside.
  3. Next, make a water extract by bringing a half gallon of water to a simmer in a stock pot. Add the mushrooms from the alcohol extract to the simmering water.
  4. Simmer the mushrooms for about 2 hours, until the water has reduced to approximately 8-16 ounces. Make sure to keep an eye on the water level, as you don’t want it to completely evaporate. You may need to add water to the stock pot throughout the process.
  5. Let it cool. Strain and compost the mushrooms, reserving the mushroom-infused water.
  6. Combine the water extract with the alcohol extract.
  7. The final product is your mushroom double extract! The alcohol percentage should be somewhere between 25-35%, making it shelf-stable.

More Mushroom Recipes:
Red Reishi and Turkey Tail mushroom extracts (Featured Image)

DISCLAIMER: Please consult your physician before using any medicinal mushroom products for health purposes.

Breast Cancer Treatment By Natural Means

Breast Cancer Treatment By Natural MeansNatural Treatment of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a common threat for women all around the world. It is still considered a leading cause of cancer deaths in women, despite the presence of improved diagnostic skills and effective treatment options. Nowadays several studies have proven that natural options are being considered for many patients in the treatment of cancer.[1] In natural treatment, natural herbs or supplements are used cancer cells. They can also be used in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation to prevent from their side effects. Some commonly used substances in natural treatment of breast cancer are:

Black Cumin

Black cumin, better known as Nigella sativa, is nature’s cure for just about anything. With anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, it is endorsed by patients with breast cancer and leads to positive results. Black cumin oil should be rubbed on the affected area thrice a day and also be consumed as a mixture with carrot juice.[2] Not only this but black cumin also protects against the damage done by radiation and Thymoquinone, a substance in black cumin, is famed for reducing the size of cancer [3]

COQ10

Coenzyme Q10 has a protective effect on the breast tissueCOQ10 is found widely in meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and canola and soybean oil. The basic function of COQ10 is to support the immune system and act as an antioxidant. If introduced in the diet, Coenzyme Q10 has a protective effect on the breast tissue.[4] It is found at low levels in food but if foods with COQ10 are taken, they increase the body’s own ability to create this useful, anti-cancer substance.[5]. It is also known as Ubiquinone and helps energize the body.

Curcumin

This substance with antioxidant properties is a member of the ginger family. Its roots contain turmeric, which is an anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin is known to prevent the growth of breast cancer cells, apart from catalyzing apoptosis.[6]. It especially targets genes related to angiogenesis, apoptosis, cell cycle, and metastasis.[7]

Ginseng

Ginseng, a herb found in green tea and certain fortified drinks. It is known to inhibit breast cancer cell growth.[8] All three kinds of ginseng − American, Korean and Chinese − are acknowledged to be equally effective. It isn’t found naturally in any food sources but can be introduced to the diet in various ways, popularly in the form of tea.

Indole-3-Carbinol

Indole-3-Carbinol is a member of the glucosinolate family. It is found naturally in the cruciferous vegetables and in the form of dietary supplements. Indole-3-carbinol restrains breast cancer cell growth [9] It is a promising chemopreventive agent.[10]

Quercetin

quercetin is a flavonoid for breast cancerCommonly found in apples, grapes, berries, leafy green vegetables and pantry herbs, quercetin is a flavonoid. It holds antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are quite beneficial for breast cancer patients. Another thing to note is that flavonoids also have chemopreventive properties, and quercetin, in particular, scavenges free radicals.[11]).

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone responsible for regulating the sleep cycle. Found abundantly in bananas, green tea, almonds, rice and oats, melatonin is an organic sleeping pill. It increases survival in patients with advanced breast cancer and inhibits breast cancer cell growth too.[12] An overdose of anything, however, can be harmful thus; 20-40mg of daily melatonin intake is recommended.[13] Melatonin is known to target estrogens and is considered an anti-estrogenic drug).

Resveratrol

A hydroxystilbene, resveratrol is found to act as an estrogen receptor, meaning that it inhibits estrogen from causing breast cancer.[14] It is found in red grapes, red or purple grape juice, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries. It is believed that resveratrol safeguards against the progression of breast cancer.[15]

Sulforaphane

sulforaphane is known to target breast cancerContent found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage − among other cruciferous vegetables − sulforaphane is known to target breast cancer stem cells. Not only does sulforaphane kill cancer cells but it also “prevents new tumors from growing”.[16] Other research shows sulforaphane inhibits the growth of breast cancer and leads to apoptosis (Sulforaphane induces cell type-specific apoptosis in human breast cancer cell lines.[17]

Vitamin A

Vitamin A or its oxidized form, Retinol, is required for the hormone-like growth of cells. Studies prove that its intake reduces breast cancer risk by 17%.[18] Another study by the Fox Chase Cancer Center, US, shows that the intake of vitamin A could inhibit breast cancer in its early stages. Liver, sweet potatoes, butter, carrots, leafy vegetables and dried apricots are rich in this vitamin.

Vitamin D3

vitamin D3 deficiency are at much greater risk of developing breast cancerAn activated form of vitamin D, vitamin D3 is created by the body due to sunlight exposure. Women who have a vitamin D3 deficiency are at much greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who do not. They are also prone to malign tumors.[19] It also inhibits angiogenesis in breast cancer.[20] Vitamin D can be found abundantly in mushrooms, fish and fish products, eggs and beef liver.

Dr.Adem’s opinion

Your breast cancer risk will make you take all the necessary and beneficial measures to prevent its occurrence in later life. That includes conventional as well as natural means of strengthening your body’s defense. All the natural ingredients have been used in cancer patients with good outcome. They are all being taken in foods as well as supplements. In all situations, your doctor should endorse them. Experts in oncology recommend the use of natural options for breast cancer to improve their outcome of the disease without any potential side-effects.

Dr. Adem GunesDr. Adem Gunes has built the world’s largest database of scientifically tested natural substances with proven effects in cancer treatments. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Physician of ProLife Clinic in Innsbruck, Austria, and played a key role in the establishment of the research laboratory. He is also the co-founder of the first Austrian hyperthermia center. Now, Dr. Adem works closely with cancer patients from around the world (including Germany, Thailand, Dubai) to recommend them a complementary cancer clinic or to create a personalized care plan for patients to follow at home.

References:

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[2] The Islamic Bulletin, FDA Approved Black Seed Oil.
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[4] Clin Biochem. 2000 Jun; 33(4):279-84
[5] University of Maryland: Coenzyme Q10
[6] Oct. 15, 2005, Clinical Cancer Research
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[10] J Cell Biochem Suppl. 1997; 28-29:111-6
[11] Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 591356, 15 pages
[12] International Journal of Cancer, January 2006
[13] Dr. Uzzi Reiss, Natural Hormone Balance
[14] J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2004 Mar; 88(3):223-34
[15] 2008 July issue of Cancer Prevention Research
[16] University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
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[18] Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Oct; 22(10):1383-96. Epub 2011 Jul 15
[19] University of Toronto, Goodwin, 2008
[20] Braz J Med Biol Res. 2002 Jan; 35(1):1-9

Chamomile: A Medicinal Flower For Your Breast Cancer Healing Garden

Chamomile for breast cancer healing gardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

When you experience stress, whether it is generated by positive or negative events, your endocrine system generates a cascade of chemicals designed to help you react quickly. In response you stop digesting, your immune system becomes less vigilant, the muscles of chest and stomach contract to restrict breathing and, well… you get the idea. In time, the over production of stress-generated chemicals, such as adrenaline and cortisol, will have a damaging effect on just about every aspect of your health.

This is where chamomile comes in. By simply adding the medicinal plant chamomile to your garden you will be able to harvest your own chamomile tea and counteract the damaging effects of stress.

Chamomile is the quintessential herb for teas.  It has a pleasant, sunshine taste, it’s gentle enough for children and elders, and it has a host of benefits.

  • Chamomile tea drunk frequently can add peace to your body and your day.
  • Chamomile calms the body, particularly the nervous and digestive systems.
  • Chamomile is high in calcium and magnesium.
  • Chamomile is helpful for dealing with muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, and achiness.
  • Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties also aid in the treatment of wounds.
  • Chamomile tea can be made stronger for a more therapeutic tea.

How To Grow Chamomile From A TeabagChamomile likes a sunny place in sandy soil.  The “Roman” variety, Anthemis nobilis is a perennial while the “German” variety, Matricaria, is an annual.  Both have similar uses but the German variety is sweeter, with an apple taste.  Chamomile is hardy and can withstand some foot traffic. Learn how to grow chamomile from a teabag TUTORIAL.

Learn How To Harvest & Dry Chamomile For TeaThe flowers are the harvestable part of the camomile plant. Harvest them in the morning, after any dew or wetness has dried away, cutting away only fully opened flowers that haven’t begun to wither or turn brown. Using scissors, snip off the flower head, leaving behind all of the stem. I find it easiest to have a bowl sitting nearby, and to cut off a number of flowers one at a time, collecting them in my hand. Then dump a handful into the bowl and begin again. Lear more HERE

If, however, you’ll be air drying the flowers, wait until a stalk is filled with blossoms; trim off any dying blooms, then cut off the stalk. Hang the stalk upside down in a cool, dry, dark location (like a closet) until the flowers are completely dry. Finally, cut the flowers off the stems.

Chamomile is extremely safe for children and babies, pregnant or nursing women, and the elderly. So the next time you feel that life is moving just a bit too fast, sit down with a cup of chamomile tea and savor the simple pleasures of this gentle, calming herb in your healing garden.

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Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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Herbal Tonic Soup

Herbal Tonic Soup Recipe

By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

There’s considerable research on the Astragalus herb’s ability to support the body’s immune system, particularly in cancer patients.  Studies have shown that cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy recover faster, have prolonged life expectancy and are better able to withstand the side effects of modern cancer treatments when given Astragalus.

This savory vegetable soup is a traditional way of incorporating Astragalus, garlic and medicinal mushrooms into your diet.

• 1 ounce dried Astragalus root slices
• 1⁄2-inch piece fresh ginger root, slivered
• 1⁄4 cup brown basmati rice
• 8 cups salt free organic vegetable broth
• 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
• 1 cup winter squash, chopped
• 1 cup shiitake or maitake mushrooms, sliced
• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (optional)
• 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
• 2 tablespoons light miso, or to taste
• 8 medium cloves garlic, minced
• 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, minced

1. Simmer astragalus, ginger, rice and stock in a heavy covered pot for 1 hour.

2. Sauté onion, squash and mushrooms in olive oil for 5 minutes, or until vegetables soften (oil free recipe use 1/4 vegetable broth instead).

3. Add sautéed vegetable mixture to the soup pot, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add corn; simmer an additional 10 minutes. Remove astragalus.

4. Dilute miso in a small amount of hot broth and add to soup. Thin soup with additional broth if desired and add more miso to taste.

5. Add garlic and parsley, let stand for 5 minutes and serve.

Astragalus Cautions: This herb does interact with a number of other herbs and prescription medications, including antihypertensives and immune suppressants. People who have had transplant surgery should not take astragalus due to its immune-boosting effects. Astragalus may also interfere with blood clotting and should not be taken if on blood-thinning medications. People with autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and type 1 diabetes) should consult a doctor before using this medicinal herb.

Recipe Modified From: Your Whole Body Health Solutions for Daily Challenges

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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