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herbs are known to enhance the immune system
It is important to strengthen your system to fight off imbalances in cellular structure, overactive cellular growth, parasites, microbes, viruses and toxins.
HerbShield your whole body as a preventative or for specific support of your immune system
Alan - I took the Herbshield/ABC Daily Powder mixture daily during cheemo (I use a swimming nose-clip ! so that I can't taste it....)
I did amazingly well in terms of my health and wellbeing and energy , and didn't loose any weight coz I kept my appetite.
The cheemo did far better than expected as well.
I have no idea if the mixture really did anything for me, it is hardly scientific evidence ...but , I believe in it....for some reason.
I think that it is one of the factors that is helping me to live stronger and longer.
So, thanks to you Alan for your support !! Howard S.
Study shows that combinations of herbs are as effective as man-made drugs
In a first-ever comprehensive study of 124 natural product combinations, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University, led by Professor Chen Yu Zong from the Department of Pharmacy at the NUS Faculty of Science, found that certain combinations of natural products can be as effective as man-made drugs in acting against specific disease processes. However, the chances of finding the effective combination of natural products could be as low as below 3 per cent.
Natural product combinations as potent as man-made drugs
Published in PLOS ONE in November 2012, the research showed that active ingredients in combinations of natural products can achieve the same level of potency as synthetic anticancer and antibacterial drugs but they have to be taken in larger quantities or for a longer period of time. These combinations include traditional Chinese medicine such as the Realgar-Indigo naturalis formula designed for the treatment of leukaemia, Wedelia chinensis for anti-inflammatory purposes and black tea used in Japan for the treatment of gastroenteritis.
Through an analysis of more than 1,601 previous studies conducted on natural products and 190 man-made drugs, the researchers found that natural products are generally 10 to 100 times weaker than man-made drugs. They concluded that combinations of natural products can achieve the same strength as man-made drugs, but with current traditional practices, the odds are low.
Prof Chen said, "There have been claims that natural products simply have a placebo effect. In our study, we looked at more than 100 types of natural product combinations that are perceived to be the best and found that it is possible for natural products to achieve the same effectiveness as man-made drugs. However, the probability of finding such combinations based on traditional methods is low (below 3 per cent) as the natural products have to be of sufficient potency and taken in the right combination."
The findings from this research provide a foundation for further studies on the clinical effectiveness of herbal medicine and how a combination of natural products and synthetic drugs can be taken together to fight diseases.The team will continue to conduct more research in this area, in particular, to determine how to achieve the same level of effectiveness for natural products as synthetic drugs. Their research will focus on popular herbal products and frequently prescribed traditional medicine.More information: Qin C., et al. What Does It Take to Synergistically Combine Sub-Potent Natural Products into Drug-Level Potent Combinations? PLoS ONE 7(11): e49969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049969. Provided by National University of Singapore
what HerbS shield the human body?
"This is the second bottle of your herbshield I've ordered and I was pleased with the first. I had started chemo 3 weeks before using herbshield. The first week my platelet reading was @100 (the minimum for my full dose of chemo). The second week my reading was @80 and the 3rd week it was 69. Since using your treatment my readings have been back to @100. Of course I can't be sure that its down to the herbshield but its certainly doing no harm! Throughout I have felt well and am not having any unpleasant side effects from my treatment."
You need Powerful Herbal Immunostimulants
You need Prescribed Herbs for the Treatment of Abnormal Cell Multiplication
HerbShield also contains Sutherlandia - Cancer Bush Herb
The Purpose of Herb Shielding Medicine
Known herbal immune enhancing extracts are available to the modern herbal practitioner. If there is immune depletion due to over-work or stress, or deficiency due to disease, these herbs have the right balance to help build up a low energy system, and support the body's suppressed immunity during chemo treatment.
Such herbs are also for those recovering from illness, or have completed a course of chemotherapy. They are designed to rebuild, restore and normalize the body’s protective system.
The Herbal Commandos
Most herbs have been through detailed analysis and clinical studies to prove their action and safety as immune system support, and the well-known commando herbs are all in the front line, for example Cleavers (also anti-inflammatory, and for lymphatic disease and psoriasis); Astragalus root (with the added actions of improving vitality, hormonal regulation, and circulation); Cat’s Claw bark (also enhancing phagocytosis having anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and useful for Crohn’s disease, ulcers, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, viral infections, fibromyalgia, adaptogen, anti-oxidant, anti-tumour, reducing the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients); Echinacea root (also with anti-septic and anti-microbial benefits); Mistletoe leaf (anti-tumour, chorea, hysteria); Pau d’Arco bark (also increases energy and endurance; has lapachol - active against lymphocytic leukaemia; anti-candida, anti-fungal, intestinal parasites) and Sweet Violet leaf (also alterative, anti-neoplastic; coughs and bronchitis, upper respiratory catarrh, cancer notably breast and alimentary canal, naso-pharyngeal catarrh).
Myrrh with its anti-microbial action and white blood cell stimulant; Siberian Ginseng - adaptogen, circulatory stimulant, vasodilator; stress, depletion. Olive Tree leaf - oleuropein has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity, antioxidant; Blood Root - anti-neoplastic: tumours and sarcomas; Suma root - nerve and glandular restorative, anti-tumour, anti-melanoma, adaptogen - to achieve more perfect endocrine balance - used to strengthen the immune system against the progress of malignancy, restorative after illness (convalescence), to restore acid-alkali balance, thus facilitating blood-flow to cells and neutralising toxins, high blood cholesterol, rich source of vitamins and mineral nutrients, contains Germanium.
There are many other medicinal herbs to help to rebalance and restore the body’s normal function. Nettle root (prostate cancer). Periwinkle tops (anti-haemorrhagic; diabetes; stimulates brain function). Oldenlandia (cancer in the gastrointestinal tract). Turmeric root (lowers cancer risk, especially in smokers and farmers, increases gastric and liver function; heals bleeding in the lungs). Barbat Skullcap (liver disease, detoxification, hepatitis, cirrhosis, ascites, abscesses, ulcers in stomach and lungs, cancer in lungs, stomach and intestines). Schizandra berry (classified as an adaptogen and is hepato-protective - helping the liver cells regenerate).
There are other herbs that act as a HerbShield which are powerful for reproductive organ protection; herbs to help with nausea; herbs to resist or clear warts. Also for heart protection, elimination of all forms of worms and parasites, vitality, lymphatic cleansing, adrenal support, anti-oxidants, e.g. Ginseng, Psoralia (Bu Gu Zhi), Ashwagandha root, Red Clover flowers, Rhubarb root, Liquorice root, Golden Thread root, Bilberry fruit, Wheatgrass.
Such HerbShield herbs can be taken alone for general immune system stimulation, or with Caisse - formula for life threatening illness - or with other specific herbal prescriptions made by your medical herbalist following a consultation. Ring or email for advice.
Dear Alan, thanks for your herbal products. I'm taking HerbShield, and ABC Daily Herbal Powder for cancer
(throat tumour removed in 2002, radio therapy, and chemo). I was given less than 50% chance of reaching another 5 years.
My latest ENT consultant said I should be dead by now (8 years).
Thanks to your products I am doing well.
I also take Heart and Circulation Tonic plus extra vit C.
Frank Wilson ( 66yrs old)
Medicines arrived today in good order - Thankyou.
Also just to let you know that my son is very impressed with the energy this has given to him that yesterday at the local Marie Curie centre he has recommended your herb shield treatment, so the physiotherapist is going to look into it and recommend it to other people, so you may be getting a whole lot of new patients from Newcastle upon Tyne!
The medicine seems to have given my dad a new lease of life! He has so much more energy and is able to manage without his oxygen mask for much of the time. Thank you so much. We shall certainly be ordering more of the medicines in the next 10 days or so. I'd like to order some of your worm less tonic for myself.
The following article was published in ICON Magazine, Septermber 2006, now it's on their website (see the original publication at www.canceractive.com)
Herbal Medicine versus Cancer
by Alan N Hopking MA MNIMH MRCHM FINEH
It is reported that as few as five percent of all cancers are inherited. However, all cancers are generic, that is, they develop because something in a cell's genes makes mistakes during the copy of each cell's entire blueprint of the person. This is frequent throughout our lives; however, the mechanisms that repair these mistakes get less efficient with age. It is estimated that within every eighteen months the entire cellular structure of our bodies has been replaced. To help the body repair these generic mistakes there have been some remarkable advances in cancer drugs. For instance, Herceptin has a 52% decrease in breast cancer recurrence; better still, following Glivec treatment the leukaemia of 84% of patients cannot be detected. Meanwhile the Cancer Genome Project at the Sanger Institute near Cambridge, England, has reported it has already identified over 100 gene mutations that may lead specialists to be able to detect cancer, or increased risk of cancer, long before people become ill with the disease. There are also new developments in discovering biomarkers, or clues, which are detectable as traces of protein produced by aberrant genes by testing the blood, urine and saliva which can give early diagnosis of the onset of cancer.
So what part does traditional and modern herbal medicine play alongside these major modern medicoscientific advances? Firstly, let it be clear, whatever the angle, conventional or traditional herbal, the eradication of cancer and all disease is the prime motive. However, we have to understand that not even with these recent impressive pharmaceutical developments such drugs shouldn't be regarded as magic bullets. Furthermore, these new cancer therapies have a serious thorn in their side: there is generic blueprint reversion. This means that the body often and usually develops resistance to such drug treatment, just as bacteria in the body do, says Professor Paul Workman of Cancer Research UK's Centre for Cancer Therapeutics. So despite all the advances in pharmaceutical medical science there is something in our body that has a natural reversion to old type-models. Rather than imposing repair in the blueprint that is not sustainable with drugs, there needs to be a paradigm shift in lifetime health management. This is where both therapeutic holism in general and herbal medicine in particular has a strong voice in the prevention and treatment of disease and cancer.
When chemotherapy is ingested, whilst it attacks the rapidly dividing cancer cells, it also acts in a harmful way upon the structure-function of normal cells, tissues or organ systems of the body. The resultant side-effects are all to familiar - mouth and throat soreness with metallic taste, loss of hair, poor appetite with nausea and weight loss, bowel dysfunction, and so on. This is another major difference between herbal medicine and chemotherapy. While the body acts on herbal medicines, in chemotherapy the chemicals act on the body, causing harm to the body, actively disrupting the vital processes, interfering, interrupting, impairing, in a dynamic manner in contrast to the restorative, curative and yet passive influences of herbal medicine. The one is inherently curative, and the other is inherently destructive. Notwithstanding, both chemotherapy and specific phytotherapeutic herbs can be valuable partners when taken together in the fight against cancer.
Many plants have furnished modern medicine with drugs that are used in cancer therapy as cytotoxic agents, for instance, Taxol, from the Pacific Yew tree, for breast cancer, and the vinca alkaloids from the Madagascar periwinkle. Such compounds, unlike the chemopreventive compounds, are effective as anti-cancer agents by virtue that they disrupt the cell cycle. Poisons are ubiquitous in the environment and food chain, and are detectable in large numbers in our bodies. Many foods can arguably be categorized as poison in terms of their industrial processing, synthetic additives, colourings and preservatives, pesticide residues, and a nutrient composition emphasizing bad fats and simple sugars and lacking in beneficial minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. At the same time, modern pharmaceutical drugs, have become a major killer and are quite properly defined as poison, and a leading cause of death in the population .
Plant compounds known as antineoplastic and cancer-preventative are active in all the phases of cancer, i.e., tumour initiation, promotion and progression. Botanical medicines are complex natural mixtures of pharmacological multitaskers, simultaneously exerting influence on different levels and via different mechanisms. As dietary or food ingredients, these chemopreventive compounds assist the stabilization, arrest and even reversal of cancer. By contrast, pharmaceutical drugs are classically single synthetic compounds, ideally interfering or disrupting a single specific mechanism, whilst causing collateral damage, viz. side effects.
Chemoprevention was originally defined by Sporn in 1976 to be “the pharmacological enhancement of mechanisms (physiological or pharmacological) whereby progression of preneoplastic lesions can be stabilized, arrested or reversed.” Retinoids were the earliest compounds investigated for their potential to prevent the development of epithelial cancers. Recently, numerous reviews of medicinal plant derived chemopreventive compounds or phytopharmaceuticals have identified their potential role in the treatment of cancer. These herbal cancer-preventive constituents which can also be found in foods like organosulphur compounds in garlic, polyphenols in green tea and curcumin in turmeric which has been found to influence over 60 molecular targets in the cancer process .
Basic science research is confirming that many chemopreventive dietary compounds are active at precisely the molecular targets that drug designers seek to affect with the newer generation targeted drugs, typically the monoclonal antibody (MCA) agents. Yet despite massive investment in time and money, only a handful of such drugs have been licensed to date – such as Herceptin and others mentioned above. Yet chemopreventive plant compounds have been shown to engage the very same molecular targets that have been identified by cancer research scientists attempting to formulate these smart drugs. With an established safety record and a fraction of the cost of conventional chemotherapy, plant compounds for cancer treatment represent an enormous resource that is virtually untapped. Frequently research papers in professional journals conclude by suggesting that chemopreventive plant compounds are potentially the most important therapeutic breakthrough awaiting cancer treatment. It is already understood that such botanic compounds support the treatment of all phases of cancer. Even chemopreventive dietary compounds interact with several of these targets simultaneously and often synergistically. For example, herbal polyphenols can influence signal transduction factors, inhibit COX-2, promote cell cycle arrest, increase apoptosis * and disable multidrug resistance pumps.
Another key role for plant medicines in cancer is immunomodulation. A common misconception among the general public is the oversimplified idea that stimulating the immune system will eradicate a cancer. In fact, cancer evades immune system surveillance because of the low immunogenicity of most tumours. Nonetheless, many patients with advanced malignancy do have lowered levels of innate (Th1) immunity, the branch of the immune system whose cells, such as natural killer (NK) cells, directly combat and destroy tumour cells. A variety of herbal medicines and plant compounds directly stimulate this innate immune response. These same agents can be used to help protect bone marrow against the myelosuppressive effects of conventional chemotherapy. The two most important classes of herbs in this group are the immunomodulating medicinal mushrooms such as Shiitake, and the adaptogens including Korean Ginseng , Astragalus, Pau D'Arco, Cat's Claw, and many others.
The capacity of the mushroom polysaccharides to influence the level of immune function can be regarded as a direct expression of the way in which botanicals enhance the natural protection in the body. Similarly, adaptogenic herbs enhance the capacity to respond to increases in allostatic* load by multiple pathways particularly involving the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. This too is clearly an effect mediated by the body's own intrinsic vital energy as opposed to a drug based anti-disease action. The fact that plant medicines have no equivalent among pharmaceutical drugs is known to both pharmacognocists and medical herbalist practitioners. What's more, botanical adaptogens can have a wide range of beneficial interactions with conventional chemotherapy and radiation. Providing there is accurate clinical knowledge for appropriate care and management of patients, this will both limit any potential adverse reactions and permit the therapeutic exploitation of beneficial interactions. Herbal medicine views each individual as unique, demanding unique holistic treatment, recalling that individual differences in genetic, biochemical, biological and lifestyle demographics contribute enormous variability to drug tolerance and qualitative response.
To date, there is not a single case report in the literature of any harmful interaction between a botanical and conventional antineoplastic treatment. For practitioners of botanical medicine, negative and uninformed secondary articles issuing dire warnings about adverse interactions between herbs and chemotherapy are sadly predictable . For cancer patients, their effect creates unnecessary fear and caution, which often inhibits patients from seeking to use herbal medicines, which are effective integrative strategies that enhance therapeutic outcomes. It is as well to remember that our bodies have co-evolved with plants, both as food and medicine, for millions of years; there is a deep connection between humans and plants at many levels, from the spiritual/intuitive to the subcellular. It is this connection that medical herbalists seek to exploit for the benefit of cancer patients, and it is clear that the many integrative strategies for treatment of cancer must include the benefits of botanical medicines.
When a herbal medicine is prescribed for a specific purpose, for instance the immunomodulating, multiherbal HerbShield Tonic, the herbs amalgamate synergistically like tributaries forming one great river. The unified action is greater than the sum of the single herbs. Such synergy augments the defences of the body against the development of abnormal cells. Another well-known multi-herbal medicine used for a similar purpose but with a much simpler synergy is called Caisse - formula for life threatening illness - ACT. Despite the many types and causes of abnormal cell formation the phytotherapeutic action of such tonics assist the body to counteract such cells by intensifying the normofunctionality of the latent subcellular response apparatus thereby strengthening the unique combination of defences to restrict or eradicate abnormal cells. It is already medicoscientifically recognized that herbal medicines are effectively prescribed to help to protect tissue cells against viruses, toxins, radiation and bacterial invasion. There is a need to protect the body against the triggers (resulting from a long-term intake of all sorts of chemical toxins - in the air, smoke, in foods from pesticides, in drink colourants, taste enhancers, etc) initiated by injured cells which cause mutation of the cells resulting in abnormal cell formation.
It is now imperative that conventional health institutions put hand on heart and publicly admit and promulgate both the nutrient-rich diet and the botanicotherapeutic benefits that can so enhance the body's systems that result in health protection (and disease prevention) that will also bring the strongest resistance to any carcinogenesis stage of angiogenesis, where, if a tumour does develop, it begins forming its own blood vessels. This means a diet rich in anthocyanins found in fresh fruits and vegetables, the taking of herbal teas and medicines, plus regular exercise and good sound sleep. Studies have shown there are certain medicines and foods with specific compounds that activate the watchdog genes that turn off cells that would become abnormal in form and function. In addition, most cells have an address specified by adhesion proteins that glue cells into their proper position. For a cell to spread its abnormal form and function, it must have DNA instructions that allow it to break the bonds of that glue and to make new adhesion proteins before entering other tissues. Research has shown that there are some herbs and foods, like citrus pectin, that provide lectins that compete with this glue and prevent abnormal cell adhesion. The modern use of herbal medicine in abnormal cell formation treatment relies on painstaking research. For example, scientists have identified compounds in herbs that protect the watchdog genes from damage. In the treatment of abnormal cell formation, herbal medicine is best used as part of a holistic regime of health treatment. Herbal treatment can make the taking of harsh but necessary chemotherapy or radiation therapy easier and more effective, as noted above. What's more, it is a clinical fact that herbal medicine treatment like that of HerbShield Tonic can be particularly useful as part of a natural cancer treatment regime.
* Apoptosis: A form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area. Apoptosis plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining health by eliminating old cells, unnecessary cells, and unhealthy cells. The human body replaces perhaps a million cells a second. Too little or too much apoptosis plays a role in a great many diseases. When programmed cell death does not work right, cells that should be eliminated may hang around and become immortal. For example, in cancer and leukaemia. When apoptosis works overly well, it kills too many cells and inflicts grave tissue damage.
* Allostasis (Greek: allo 'variable' + stasis 'stability') literally 'achieving stability through change' describes the mechanisms which enable the body to withstand challenge. Allostatic systems, particularly the nervous, hormonal and immune complexes, protect the body by adapting to the ever-changing internal and external demands made on it. Allostatic load refers to the price of adaptation; that is, the accumulated wear and tear from chronic over- or underactivity of the allostatic systems.
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Other examples of adaptogens are Schizandra, Codonopsis, Ashwagandha, Nettle, Siberian Ginseng, Suma root.
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Anthocyanins is a large water-soluble pigment group found in a large number of fruits, vegetables and flowers. These are the pigments which give plants their brilliant colors ranging from pink through scarlet, purple and blue. Some pharmaceutical effects of anthocyanins have been suggested, for example in treatment of cardiovascular diseases and in ophthalmology. The antioxidant potentials of anthocyanins are high.
Essential summary of herbs included in HerbShield Tonic by godshaer.co.uk Allium sativum (Garlic bulb, Da Suan) - anti-bacterial (amoebic dysentery, typhoid), hypotensive (lowers cholesterol and blood pressure), expectorant, anti-septic, anti-viral (common cold); anthelmintic - worms; TB; asthma, chronic bronchitis./ Alpinia officinalis (Galangal root) - cold & pain of abdomen, nausea and vomiting, dyspepsia, gastralgia. / Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina) - antiviral effects, immune enhancing, hepatoprotective, inhibits some allergic reactions, hypocholesterolemic, nutrisupportive - a rich source of protein. It also contains chlorophyll, carotenoids, minerals, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and some unique pigments. These pigments, called phycobilins, include phycocyanin and allophycocyanin. Phycobilins are similar in structure to bile pigments such as bilirubin. / Astragalus membranaceus (Astragalus root, Huang Qi) - immunostimulant, raises yang qi, increases vitality, fatigue, stimulates tissue regeneration oedema, anti-viral, cardiotonic, nephritis; diabetes, lowers blood pressure and blood sugar, improves circulation in skin. / Bupleurum scorzoneraefolium (Thorowax or Hares Ear root, Chai Hu) - anti-pyretic; stagnant liver; bone cancer (enhances production of interferon), kidney disease (proteinurea). / Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower flower) - invigorates circulation of blood and removes blood stasis; analgesic, abdominal pain and tumor; hepatomegaly and splenomegaly. Protects ischemic and anoxic brain injury; effective for ischaemic cerebral diseases. / Codonopsis pilosula (Poor Man's Ginseng, Dang Shen root) - to invigorate the function of spleen and stomach; to replenish the vital energy of spleen and lung; to promote the secretion of body fluids; anaemia, chronic haemorrhage. stimulates the CNS; increases phagocytosis; increases the ability to fight against diseases; inhibits adrenalin; increases the WBC and RBC (used esp. for cancer patients in chemotherapy or radiotherapy), lupus; increases red blood cells and haemoglobin - used for anaemia and chronic bleeding conditions; decreases protein in urine (chronic nephritis). / Commiphora molmol (Myrrh) - anti-microbial, vulnerary, immunostimulant. Increases WBC and defences, infections, analgesic, traumatic pain and swelling; to promote the healing of wounds. anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. / Coptis chinensis (Golden Thread root, Huang Lian) - mouth and tongue inflammation, leukaemia, anti-toxin; anti-bacterial, cholagogue, anti-diuretic. / Curcuma longa (Tumeric root, Jiang Huang) - dissolves clots, thrombosis; lowers cancer risk (smokers, farmers), increased gastric and hepatic function; haemostatic, bleeding in lungs, bladder and nose; curcuminoids act like some steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antioxidant, liver protective and bile secreting effects. / Echinacea angustifolia (Purple Cone Flower root) - anti-septic, anti-microbial, alterative; vasodilator (peripheral), bacterial and viral infections, boils, septicaemia. / Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) - adaptogen, circulatory stimulant, vasodilator; stress, depletion, (mental and physical), depression, immune stimulant, stress, infection, fatigue, healing, improved performance. / Galium aparine (Cleavers flowering tops) - alterative, anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic; lymphatic disease, psoriasis. / Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo seed or leaf, Bai Guo) - persistent cough, tinnitis, circulation (peripheral vascular disease), intermittent claudication, cerebral insufficiency, ageing, senility, Alzheimer's, vitaligo (pigmentation); improves memory, alertness and general mental function. Antioxidant and anti-allergic. Active constituents: ginkgo flavone glycosides, terpene lactones. / Glycyrrhiza glabra, G. uralensis (Licorice root, Gan Cao) - tonic, adrenal agent, anti-inflammatory, demulcent, anti-spasmodic, adrenocortical insufficiency, Addison = s disease; blood and energy deficiency. / Lentinula edodes (Shitake mushroom) - anti-tumor properties. These studies, the earliest dating back to 1969, have also identified the polysaccharide lentinan, a (1-3) β-D-glucan, as the active compound responsible for the anti-tumor effects. Extracts from shiitake mushrooms have also been researched for many other immunological benefits, ranging from anti-viral properties to possible treatments for severe allergies. Lenthionine , a key flavor compound of shiitake, also inhibits platelet aggregation, so it is a promising treatment for thrombosis. / Linum usitatissimum (Flax; Linseed) - pectoral, anodyne, resolvent; omega 3, 6, 9. / Oldenlandia diffusa (Bai Hua She She Cao, whole herb) - anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, lymphatitis, acute gastro-enteritis, septicaemia, urinary tract infection, cancer in GIT. / Olea europaea L (Oleaceae) (Olive Tree Leaf) - oleuropein has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity. Antioxidant. / Panax ginseng (Ginseng root, Ren Shen) - tonic to lungs and spleen, nourishes vital fluids; shock, loss of appetite, diabetes, fatigue. / Pfaffia paniculata (Suma root) - nerve and glandular restorative, anti-tumour, anti-melanoma. Adaptogen endocrine balancer. Used to strengthen the immune system against the progress of malignancy. / Podophyllum peltanum L - (Berberis family, Berberidaceae; American Mandrake, May Apple, root or rhizome) - anti-neoplastic (cancer, esp. ovarian). Ointment for external cancers; dusting powder for malignant ulceration. Cytostatic (prevents growth and proliferation of cells, ie anti-cancer). Particularly effective for ovarian cancer. Also used to treat warts. powerful hepatic and intestinal stimulant. / Propolis resin - bacterial infections; fungal infections; parasitic infections; viral infections; anti-infective effects due to flavonoids; inflammation; enhances the function of the immune system against cancer cells; causes some types of cancer cells to disintegrate; protects the liver from damage by alcohol or environmental toxins. / Psoralea corylifolia (Psoralea fruit, Bu Gu Zhi) -. anti-bacterial, anti-tumour. / Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb root, Da Huang) - invigorate blood circulation and eliminate stasis, detoxification; haematemesis. / Rubus ideus (Raspberry leaf) - stimulate immunity, kill viruses (incl. herpes), diabetes, anti-fungal and anti-viral. / Rumex acetosella (Sheep sorrel herb) - tissue degeneration, astringent, antiseptic, hepatic, unproven folk remedy for cancer in both Europe and America . In the late 1740's, legislation was introduced in Williamsburg , Virginia , that permitted Mrs. Mary Johnson to use this plant as a treatment for cancer. In 1926, the National Cancer Institute received a recipe from Canada citing an old Indian cure for cancer using a paste of this plant made with bread. Historically, Sheep Sorrel has been known to prevent the spread of contagious diseases such as the plague. / Sanguinaria canadensis (Blood root) - anti-septic, cardioactive, circulation - peripheral (feeble), capillary circulation - improves, anti-neoplastic: tumours and sarcomas (cancer). / Schisandra chinensis (Schisandra berry, Wu Wei Zi) - astringent, tonic to kidneys, demulcent, prevent liver damage and stimulate repair and normalise liver function, increases the speed of reflexes, nerve responses and improving mental clarity; adaptogen, hepato-protective, helps liver cells regenerate, antidepressant, hepatitis C. / Scutellaria baicalensis (Huang Qin, Baikal root) - anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic; flavonoids which inhibit the release of histamine and the production of leukotrienes (inflammatory and pain-triggering chemicals), anti-toxin, haemostatic, acute urinary tract infection; pyogenic infection of the skin. / Scutellaria barbata (Barbat Skullcap whole herb, Ban Zhi Lian) - reduces swellings; liver disease, detoxification; hepatitis, cirrhosis, ascites, abscesses, ulcers in stomach and lungs; cancer in lungs, stomach and intestines. / Tabebuia impeteginosa ( Pau D'Arco, Taheebo bark) - anticancer. Increases energy and endurance. Has lapachol (active against lymphocytic leukaemia), anti-candida (thrush), anti-fungal, intestinal parasites. Anti-bacterial. Anti-viral. / Thuja occidentalis (Thuja, Arbor-Vitae leaves and stems) - haemostatic (all forms of haemorrhage), astringent, refrigerant to blood; cancer of uterus. / Trifolium pratense (Red Clover flowers) - alterative, anti-neoplastic. / Triticum sativa (Wheatgrass fresh) - a body cleanser; rebuilds, neutralises toxins; detoxification, can dissolve scars that are formed in the lungs, increases haemoglobin production; anaemia, helps overcome ageing, capillary support; clears toxic metals - lead, cadmium, mercury, aluminium, and excessive amounts of copper; builds up the white blood cells. / Uncaria tormentosa (Cat's Claw, Peru; inner bark) - adaptogen; immunostimulant, enhances phagocytosis. enhance overall immunity while increasing stamina; viral infections; enhance emotional stability - even in the midst of extreme stress, fight infections in AIDS patients and decrease the visible size of some skin tumours and cysts, reduction in the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients; adaptogen, anti-oxidant, anti-tumour, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory; powerful cellular reconstructor; cancer. / Urtica dioica rad. (Nettle root) - astringent, anti-haemorrhagic, diuretic, tonic; strengthen and support whole body, general tonic, prostate cancer. / Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry fruit) - Enhances circulation and blood vessel integrity throughout the body. Antioxidant. / Vinca major (Periwinkle tops) - astringent, sedative, anti-haemorrhagic; colitis, enuresis (incontinence), diarrhoea, fibroids. / Viola odorata (Sweet Violet leaves and flowers) - alterative, anti-neoplastic; cancer (breast or alimentary canal). / Viscum album (Mistletoe leafy twigs) - nervine, anti-neoplastic; nerve relaxant, strengthens peripheral capillary walls, anti-tumour, hysteria. / Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha root) - nervine restorative, general debility, adaptogenic.
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Brief Overview of 19 Important Herbs Included in HerbShield
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 (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.
3 BLOOD ROOT (Sanguinaria canadensis): Research shows consistent anti-neoplastic activity. It is effective against cancer tumours, and can shrink them; 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. It is also an anti-oxidant and anti-microbial, with low toxicity.
7 CURCUMIN (Turmeric): This spice 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 stop 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 the WBC and RBC levels and is extremely helpful to patients having chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Dang Shen is an adaptogenic and therefore where patients have a low WBC count this herb will increase their levels, likewise in RBC; and vice verse. And in cancer where this occurs in chemo this herb could be beneficial
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.
12 MILK THISTLE: Known for years to be helpful to the liver, this herb has now been shown to be capable of protecting the liver during chemotherapy. Research in America with leukaemia patients was clear in the reduction of 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 posses immune strengthening abilities and seem to help in cases of blood and lymph cancers.
14 RED CLOVER: Research from a number of 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.
15 SHEEP’s SORRELL: Used in Essiac and other herbal remedies it is antiparasitic, cleansing and aids healthy tissue regeneration. There is some suggestion from research that it helps ‘normalise’ damaged cells and tissue.
16 BARBATA (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. After two weeks of daily use, blood and tissue oxygen levels improve, as does circulation. And oxygen is the enemy of the cancer cell, as Otto Warburg told the world.
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Soapwort's native range extends throughout Europe to western Siberia. It grows in cool places at low or moderate elevations under hedgerows and along the shoulders of roadways. Soapwort was originally grown near woollen mills so it was handy for washing wool. Plants have also been found near the sites of old Roman baths. Flowers smell somewhat like Cloves.
The root is rich in saponins and produces a natural soapy lather in water. Not just used for making soap, the plant can also be used to make a shampoo for dry, itchy scalp - although try to avoid getting shampoo in the eyes as it can irritate them. It is the preferred washing method of those with cancer. Soapwort contains a fungicide.
Our SkinClear Soap is simply a mixed powder of soapwort root, comfrey, slippery elm powder, marshamallow root, oats and lavender flowers - all perfect for your skin's health and cleanlines. It is gentle on the skin, healing for skin problems and a highly effective natural cleanser - for eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections (ringworm/tinia), and general health. Place some of the powder in your hand, add a little water and wash your whole body; or you can put some of the powder in a flannel or loofah, perfect!
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From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK
• Remember that herbal remedies
are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care.
• Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist).
• Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care.
• Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing.
• If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking.
• Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.
Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.
Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.
A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.
A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.
Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.
The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.
From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK
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