Colloidal Silver – some benefits

Proven Colloidal Silver Health Benefits Infographic chart

What is Colloidal Silver?Dime

Before the invention of the refrigerator, it was common practice to drop a silver coin into a container of milk as a preservative because silver was known to prevent the growth of algae, bacteria and other undesirable organisms.

Dating back to ancient times, silver was also a popular remedy to stop the spread of diseases. Its use as a natural antibiotic continued all the way until the 1940s, when modern antibiotics arrived.

Today, obviously, people don’t need to drop silver coins into their water to experience colloidal silver benefits! All you need to do is carefully take a few drops from a bottle that you buy at the store, which is:

A solution of water containing nanometre sized particles of suspended silver. The total silver content is expressed as milligrams of silver per litre (mg/L) of water which is numerically the same as parts per million (ppm). The total silver content is divided into two forms of silver: ionic silver and silver particles. (3)

There are basically three types of products that are marketed as “colloidal silver” and these can be categorized as:

  • Ionic silver solutions
  • Silver protein
  • True colloidal silver

Ionic silver – 

Ionic silver solutions are products whose silver content primarily consists of silver ions. Although ionic silver is often marketed as colloidal silver, it’s not true colloidal silver. Because it’s the least expensive to produce, ionic silver is the most popular product in this category. The problem? It simply won’t produce the same benefits that true colloidal silver can.

Silver Protein – 

In order to keep large silver particles suspended, silver protein-based products add gelatin. Silver protein is the second-most popular type of colloidal silver product on the market and can easily be made by adding water to silver protein powder. Again, it’s also often marketed and labeled as colloidal silver, but should not be confused for the real thing. Silver protein is less effective for human use, and you won’t experience the true colloidal silver benefits.

True Colloidal Silver – 

Lastly, true silver colloids don’t contain any protein or other additives, as the vast majority of the silver content consists of nanometre-sized silver particles. (4)

Colloidal Silver Side Effects

Although the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health reports that colloidal silver may cause poor absorption of some drugs, there is limited research proving that side effects to colloidal silver use even exist. (17)

Nonetheless, you may come across many warnings about it causing an irreversible condition called argyria (when people turn blue). However, this is caused by misuse not of true colloidal silver, but through other cheaper products marketed as colloidal silver, such as ionic silver or silver protein.

One point to consider is that, because colloidal silver is such a potent antibacterial agent, you should be sure to supplement with probiotics during use to be sure that you maintain a proper balance of microflora.




Marvellous Moringa


Amazing Moringa: Medicinal and Edible

The Health Benefits of Moringa - Moringa


In the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, a certain tree has long graced the region with its miraculous fruit. Hanging from its wiry branches are clusters of ribbed pods, each a foot in length. These pods, or drumsticks, have attracted the attention of mankind for millennia, and for good reason.

While the aptly named Drumstick tree has a rather slender appearance, it is anything but frail. A tropical native, this prolific powerhouse has spread its roots across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. And now, it seems to have anchored itself in American soil.

Part of a new wave of exotic vegetables, Moringa oleifera (MO) is a botanical platypus. A member of the order Brassicales, it’s a distant relative of both the cabbage and papaya. Its roots taste so much like its cousin horseradish, that it’s earned the title ‘horseradish tree’. Its fruit, a popular Indian vegetable, looks like a cross between an okra and a pole bean with the flavor of asparagus. Its cooked flowers mimic mushrooms in taste, while its leaves hint at spinach and lettuce. Its immature seeds are used like peas and if fried when mature, resemble peanuts.

In fact, it’s hard to find a part of Moringa that isn’t edible. Even the bark is sometimes taken internally for diarrhea. But that doesn’t come as a surprise to the locals, who consider it a living pharmacy. Moringa has proven to be a multipurpose arsenal that dispenses some of the best secrets nature has to offer. For centuries, it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a host of ailments including anemia, bronchitis, tumors, scurvy, and skin infections.

Drought hardy and disease resistant, Moringa is a godsend during the dry season, when little food is available. The fresh leaves and branches serve as an excellent source of forage. The leaves offer a spectrum of nutrition, rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as protein, calcium, and iron. They are so nutritious in fact, that they contain more vitamin A than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more potassium than bananas, and more protein than either milk or eggs! A traditional item in pickles and curries, the raw leaves are also perfect for salads.

As a result, Moringa could play a key role as a wholesome food source in impoverished nations, where malnutrition is often rampant. The World Health Organization has stressed the importance of amino acids and protein for growing children. Luckily, Moringa leaves are rich in these nutrients, with the added benefit of omega-3 fatty acids and a host of protective phytochemicals.

Amazing Moringa - Medicinal, Edible and Easy to Grow - Nutrition


Adds Nikolaus Foidl, a world leading agricultural researcher on Moringa.

“[It] is a very healthy satisfying food that meets all nutritive needs. It is cheap to produce, can be cooked or eaten raw, sold in the market, or dried as a powder to be sold over long distances.”

Foidl has been studying the tree for over a decade in conjunction with the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. He has traveled to many countries, including Senegal, Honduras, Guinea Bissau, and Argentina, promoting the miracle tree’s cultivation by working with the locals. In Nicaragua, he helped farmers utilize the leaf extract as a growth spray for other crops.

“Moringa leaves contain the growth factors gibberellin, kinetin, and some lower levels of auxin. We got up to a 25% increase in sugarcane and turnips, onions and radish.”


Such a bountiful increase should not be ignored, especially in areas where food shortage is an issue. Foidl, who has the financial support of the Austrian government, first came across the tree by accident. He recounted,

“By chance, I had a Jatropha plantation with rows of Moringa as windbreaks and the damn cows were always breaking down my fences to get to them. So I wondered, what is so special about this tree that the cows are willing to risk injury?”

That question has now led to a new understanding of Moringa’s multifaceted potential. As a vigorous hardy grower, it surprisingly does not require much water or soil nutrients once established. This makes it one of the most valuable tropical trees in terms of overall utility.

Like the leaves, the flowers too are edible when cooked, packed with calcium and potassium. As a bonus, they are not only incredibly fragrant, but also support native bee populations.

Moringa roots and bark, on the other hand, are used with caution. The bark contains the toxic chemicals moringinine and spirochin which can alter heart rate and blood pressure. However, they do show promise in the medical field. The inner flesh of the root is less toxic, and those of young plants are picked for a hot sauce base while the resin is added as a thickener. Interestingly, blue dye can be obtained from the wood, which is also used in paper production.


Amazing Moringa - Medicinal, Edible and Easy to Grow


But if Moringa were a magician, it has certainly saved its best trick for last. The famed drumstick contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must obtain exclusively from their diet. Often, they’re chopped into logs, boiled, and split into thirds lengthwise. The fibrous rind is inedible – rather it’s the soft jellied pulp and seeds that are sought after. These can be scooped out or scraped away by the teeth.

Hidden within the drumsticks are even more remarkable seeds. Loaded with protein, they also contain special non-toxic polypeptides that act as natural filters. When ground into powder and mixed with water, they cause sediments to clump together and settle out. Then when strained through a cloth, they provide cheap access to clean water. Amazingly, just two seeds are enough to purify a dirty liter.

“It has been widely used at the village level in Africa to transform river water into drinking water,” shared Foidl. “I had a project working with the seeds in a wastewater treatment plant in Nicaragua (wastewater from 4,000 people). It was very effective – about 99.5% separation of turbidity in 30 minutes.”

In turn, the seeds themselves yield a valuable yellow oil called ben oil. Sweet, clear, and odorless, it doesn’t spoil easily – perfect for perfumes, cosmetics, and lubrication. It has also found use in cooking due to its high levels of healthy unsaturated fats.


Amazing Moringa - Medicinal, Edible and Easy to Grow - Malnutrition and Growth Areas Map

Moringa’s natural growing regions and regions of malnutrition.


9th August 2015

By Ansel Oommen

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

About the author:

Ansel Oommen is a garden writer, citizen scientist, and medical transcriptionist whose works have been published in magazines such as Atlas Obscura, Well Being Journal, and Entomology Today, among others. Discover more at

All images thanks to Nikolaus Foidl (whom the author interviewed for this article) apart from Moringa root, thanks to Crops for the Future.



Why your poochie needs turmeric

turmeric rodney 
If you cook, you may already be familiar with turmeric, but for first timers, here’s a quick culinary lesson to get us started. The turmeric herb, a member of the ginger family, is most commonly known for its deep orange color and is used for cooking, herbal medicine and dyes. Native to Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries, it has been a staple in cooking for thousands of years. Today it is a key ingredient in most curry dishes as well as yummy Thai, Indian, and Persian plates.Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines have long known the benefits of turmeric for the body, inside and out.“Ay….ur…vedic medicine?”

Quick explanation. An ancient Ayurvedic proverb reads: “When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.” Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional medicine of India, originating over 5000 years ago. How is this relevant today? Because it doesn’t just look at the aspect of treatment, it looks at prevention and using elements like nutrition, exercise and lifestyle factors to re-establish balance in the body.

What we eat is a key component of this holistic healing approach.

Spice of Life

OK, back to turmeric. So we know that it’s a spice. It’s orange. We cook Eastern and Asian food with it. But why is it so good for our pets? The bio-active compound (active ingredient or healing properties) of turmeric is “curcumin” (not to be confused with a different spice called cumin). Curcumin is responsible for its bright orange color as well as a host of health benefits. This prime ingredient acts as a spice, but also as a pain reliever. For this reason, it’s a great food additive for pets that suffer from ailments and illnesses which cause pain.

But it’s also beneficial in many other ways! Let’s look a little closer at Eastern medicine to understand how it is used to maintain good health.

Traditional Asian medicine used turmeric for its ability to detoxify the body, purify the blood, stimulate bile production in the liver, disinfect wounds, and as a stomach tonic. In addition, Thais used it to treat diarrhea and other stomach ailments, as well as to eradicate ringworm, a fungal infection. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, turmeric is applied to wounds to cleanse and stimulate recovery, keeping harmful bacteria away.

Anti-EverythingWestern medicine is finally catching up with Eastern practice. Turmeric is now being researched extensively for pharmacological use in treating and/or reducing symptoms related to a wide range of health conditions. The National Institute of Health is conducting 19 clinical trials on turmeric and curcumin. A paper written for the American Academy of Pain Management discusses the health benefits of turmeric.

“Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available,”

says Dr. Randy J. Horwitz, the medical director of the Arizona Centre for Integrative Medicine and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Horwitz also cites a 2006 University of Arizona study that found this potent anti-inflammatory to reduce the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical studies have shown that curcumin in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which cause the painful inflammation and damage to joints affected by arthritis.

This is pretty significant for our senior K9 friends that may be suffering from the aches and pains associated with arthritis and aging in general.

The anti-inflammatory properties, combined with the fact that turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, suggests that it’s also useful for disinfecting and treating skin injuries. Research suggests that when using it topically, mix it with honey. This creates a paste that you can easily apply to wounds. We talked about raw honey before, so you probably already know that honey also has high antibacterial properties. Of course, you will have to keep an eye on your furry friend as the combination of turmeric and honey may also be a tasty treat.

If you cook, you may already be familiar with turmeric, but for first timers, here’s a quick culinary lesson to get us started. The turmeric herb, a member of the ginger family, is most commonly known for its deep orange color and is used for cooking, herbal medicine and dyes. Native to Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries, it has been a staple in cooking for thousands of years. Today it is a key ingredient in most curry dishes as well as yummy Thai, Indian, and Persian plates.

Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines have long known the benefits of turmeric for the body, inside and out.

“Ay….ur…vedic medicine?”

Quick explanation. An ancient Ayurvedic proverb reads: “When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.” Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional medicine of India, originating over 5000 years ago. How is this relevant today? Because it doesn’t just look at the aspect of treatment, it looks at prevention and using elements like nutrition, exercise and lifestyle factors to re-establish balance in the body.

What we eat is a key component of this holistic healing approach.

Heart Health

Another concern with our senior pets is ensuring heart health. Like us, our pets are susceptible to blood clots and excess cholesterol. You may have heard of LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). Well turmeric has been found to lower LDL levels which support both heart and liver health.

In addition, turmeric helps to thin the blood, reducing the risk of deadly clots that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. It’s important not to thin your dog’s blood too much, but the right amount can be helpful. If your pet is on medication, especially those that thin the blood, check with your vet for the appropriate dosage.

The Great Detoxifier

What about the liver? Yes, turmeric is good for that too.

Our environment is becoming more and more toxic and that not only affects us, it impacts Fido as well. Our pets are susceptible to toxins in the environment and in their food, especially commercially produced kibble and treats.

The liver plays a significant role in removing toxins from the body. Think of the liver as the main industrial centre for the body. It’s involved in nearly every biochemical process required to run the body. The body’s abilities to clot blood, to breakdown harmful toxins, and to remove waste and store energy, are all affected by the liver. It is a major player in your pet’s digestion, storing vitamins and producing bile which is necessary to break down fat. It’s a pretty important piece of machinery for your pet’s overall health.

Curcumin is believed to stimulate bile production necessary for the digestion of fat in the liver. Active dogs need at least 20% fat in their diet; therefore, bile production is critical for good health.

In short, turmeric boosts the liver’s ability to metabolize fat and remove waste from the body.

As with any pre-existing condition, if your pet already suffers from liver disease, you should consult your vet before treating with turmeric as some studies indicate that turmeric may aggravate existing problems.

Anti-Cancer Properties!!!!

One of the most interesting discoveries I made while investigating the benefits of turmeric is that there are now reports coming out claiming that turmeric may help in the fight against cancer! This powerful antioxidant plays a significant role in preventative medicine.

In a study at UCLA, doctors found that curcumin seemed to block the cancer promoting enzyme that stimulates the growth of head and neck cancer. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Scientists has conducted studies that show that curcumin can inhibit tumor growth and may even shrink existing tumors. This has to do with the spice’s amazing ability to shut down blood vessels that feed tumors.

Antioxidant properties are also helpful in reducing the negative side effects of chemotherapy.

Now, we are not saying turmeric is the only thing you should do to prevent, control and/or treat cancer; however, it certainly has us excited about its anti-cancer properties.

Other Uses

If we haven’t already convinced you about the health benefits of turmeric, here are a few more uses:

Aids in the treatment of epilepsy
Helps relieve allergies
Helps in preventing the formation of cataracts
Used in treating depression (Yes, dogs can get depressed too)
Kills parasites
Heals stomach ailments, aids in digestive disorders, and reduces gas and bloating
Acts as a binding agent and therefore great for treating diarrhea (Make sure you have lots of water available for your pet to drink!)
Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
High in fiber and rich in vitamins and mineral

So How Do I Feed It?

The suggested dosage is approximately 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight in dogs, 150-200mg for cats. A simpler way of looking at it is an 1/8 to a 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of dog weight. Make sure your pet has lots of water to ensure that they don’t get constipated.

You can feed the powder, which is most commonly available, or crushed or fresh root. Sprinkle it right on top of your pet’s food and mix or, if you home cook, you can add it to the recipe. Quality varies and if you are buying turmeric in a local supermarket, it may be grown using nasty pesticides and herbicides. This lowers the potency. If possible, try to get high quality, organic turmeric. Be sure to store it in a tightly sealed container, kept in a cool, dark and dry place.

According to Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM known as the “Dog Cancer Vet” and author of Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity: “[…] curcumin has some bioavailability problems. This means that the stuff doesn’t, to a large extent, get absorbed into the blood after it is taken by mouth. However, there are ways around this.

Curcumin does not dissolve well in water. This is one of the things that limit its absorption. You can overcome this by mixing it with lecithin and water and making a slurry. Lecithin is available online. It is very, very gooey, so you must add some water to the curcumin-lecithin (about 4 parts water to 1 part lecithin). You can put some low sodium boullion, or similar agents, in it for flavor. Many of the commercial preparations have bromelain with it to enhance blood levels. No problem. Doses are approximate, and taken from human literature. For a large dog, use about 2 grams twice a day.”

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?

Remember how turmeric is a bright orange color? Well, the ancient monks used turmeric as a dye to stain their robes. Moral of the story: be careful and mix it in well with your pets’ food, because your pets might end up with turmeric mustaches!

Turmeric is a binding agent, so ensure that your pet has lots of water to reduce the likelihood of constipation.

Our research didn’t find many contradictions to taking turmeric medicinally. However, if your pet does have a pre-existing condition, is currently on medication, has a planned surgery, or is pregnant, it’s advisable to talk to your vet before feeding.

Spice up yours and your pet’s life with a little turmeric!

Link to making golden paste for your pet :

Written by Planet Paws Blogger – Sarah MacKeigan
Sources & Information – Rodney Habib
Editor & Photographer – Lise Blinn

About Rodney Habib
Labeled the “Jamie Oliver of pet food” by his supporters, Pet Nutrition Blogger Rodney Habib is an award winning blogger, magazine writer, and is currently filming a TV series for Animal Planet focusing on pet obesity. He travels around the world, gathering current data from the Pet Industry, and relays it to his supporters. He has one goal in mind when it comes to all his work: to be the change he wants to see in the world. Visit Rodney and his retail pet store, Planet Paws at Facebook

MAAHES Anabolic – Boost Performance and Recovery

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Afrigetics MAAHES Anabolic VCaps

A stunning new product – already hugely popular

MAAHES Anabolic is a potent performance enhancer made with an extract of 7 herbs, formulated to improve physical recovery and optimise performance.

Boosts testosterone
Improves lean muscle Mass
Increases blood flow to muscles
Relieves pain and inflammation
Promotes Human Growth Hormone
Strengthens and repairs bones and tendons

This formula is ideally taken as a post-workout anabolic aid for recovery.


Product Description

 Here’s how it works:

Key Ingredient #1: Bulbine natalensis

Boosts testosterone levels. The extract of Bulbine natalensis in this supplement has been proven to increase testosterone by 35% in two weeks. More testosterone = more potency.

Key ingredient #2: Cissus quadrangularis.

Builds muscles, reduces pain. This is a natural steroid that strengthens muscles and repairs injured bones, ligaments and tendons. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

+ Vaso-dilators:  Bangalala (Eriosema kraussianum) and Zulu Love Root (Typha capensis)are vasodilators that work to drive blood to the working muscles. This improves their capacity to perform and recover because the blood drives “fuel” into the muscles and removes metabolic waste.

+ Anti-Inflamatory: Devils Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) which reduces joint inflammation and pain.

+ Potent testosterone booster: Tribulus terrestris.

+ GABA-rich Sutherlandia contains high amounts which elevates Human Growth Hormone.

Due to its anti-inflammatory and pain inhibiting properties it is best to use it after training/performance as a post-workout anabolic aid in the recovery phase.


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Black Cumin Seed and Oil

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Dear Natural News Reader:


As you’ve probably noticed, there has been a lot of buzz in the alternative health community about Black Cumin Seed being a “miracle” herb. Its many health benefits have been known since ancient times. The rich golden oil derived from black cumin seed is mentioned in The Bible, in the Book of Isaiah. Also known as “Pharoah’s Oil,”it was used by Egyptian Pharoahs to nourish the skin and aid in digestion, and was so treasured that King Tut was buried with a bottle of it.

For a long time, I’ve wanted to create our own version of this extraordinary oil. You already know how thorough we are in developing our products, making sure they contain only the highest quality, ultra-clean ingredients. So it took a while to get this right, but I’m excited to announce that Health Ranger’s Black Cumin Seed Oil is finally available, and you can order it right now from the Natural News Store.

(Nope, you didn’t even have to be an Egyptian god to get a bottle! Mere mortals can enjoy it too!)
A remarkable array of supportive health benefits

Modern science backs up what ancient users of black cumin seed knew to be true. Over the past fifty years, there have been hundreds of studies of Nigella Sativa (the botanical name of Black Cumin Seed), and scientific research has shown that this unique herb, taken alone or combined with other botanicals, may indeed have remarkable health-supporting properties.*

The specific benefits of Health Ranger’s Black Cumin Seed Oil are derived from 5 major ingredients:

  • Nigellin and Melathin help support healthy intestinal elimination. Sterols may help enhance healthy elimination throughout the body, a process that naturally removes biological waste products.*
  • Nigellone and Thymoquinone are two volatile oils known to help relax muscle spasms and support open bronchial tubes for comfortable breathing.*
  • Essential Fatty Acids aid in the regulation of normal metabolism, help eliminate toxins, and may help support normal blood circulation and healthy liver function.*
  • Prostaglandin produces E1, which helps support the body’s normal regulation of blood flow balance and hormonal balance.*

Black Cumin Seed oil is very potent and has a very strong taste, so it’s a good idea to dilute it with water, juice or honey. Take no more than one teaspoon daily mixed with raw honey or fresh juice about an hour before breakfast. You might want to start with just a few drops first, and let your body ease into the potent taste. (Seriously, start with small portions, or you’ll be overwhelmed by the taste. This is NOT candy!)

As always, I strongly suggest that you work with a qualified naturopathic physician for all your health concerns and dietary supplement decisions. Let them know what supplements you’re taking and what medications, if any, you’re also taking. They can help you make the best decision about what’s right for you.


Now you can enjoy the same extraordinary herb that was prized by Kings and Pharoahs!


  • Mike Adams, the Health Ranger


* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.


Burdock flower

The story of Essiac (healing) Tea

The Story of Essiac (healing) Tea


The Truth About Essiac

Rene Caisse and her Herbal Cancer Treatment ESSIAC


On a fateful day in 1922 Canadian nurse Rene Caisse happened to notice some scar tissue on the breast of an elderly English woman.  The woman said that doctors had diagnosed her with breast cancer years before.  However, the woman didn’t want to risk surgery nor did she have the money for it.

The English woman had met an old Indian medicine man in the 1890s who told her that he could cure her cancer with an herbal tea.  The woman took the medicine man’s advice, and consequently she was still alive nearly thirty years later to pass on this herbal remedy to Nurse Caisse.

About a year later, Rene Caisse was walking beside a retired doctor who pointed to a common weed and stated:  “Nurse Caisse, if people would use this weed there would be little cancer in the world.”  Rene later stated:  “He told me the name of the plant.  It was one of the herbs my patient named as an ingredient of the Indian medicine man’s tea!”  The “weed” was sheep sorrel.  In a 1974 letter to Dr. Chester Stock of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, Rene Caisse stated:  “Who in the world would ever think to find a solution to cancer in a common meadow?”

In 1924 she decided to test the tea on her aunt who had cancer of the stomach and was given about six months to live.  Her aunt lived for another 21 years, cancer free.

Rene Caisse (pronounced “Reen Case”) later gave the tea to her 72-year old mother who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the liver, with only days to live.  Her mother recovered and lived without cancer for another 18 years.

In the ensuing years Nurse Caisse refined and perfected the original “medicine man’s” formula.  She tested various herbal combinations on laboratory mice and on human cancer patients.  She eventually reduced the tea to four herbs:  burdock root, sheep sorrel (whole herb including the roots), slippery elm and Turkey rhubarb.  She called the formula Essiac, which is her surname spelled backwards.  [Read “I Was Canada’s Cancer Nurse” for more details.]

Rene Caisse devoted over fifty years of her life to treating hundreds of cancer patients with Essiac.

BURDOCK ROOT  (Arctium lappa)

Burdock flower

For centuries burdock root has been regarded as an effective blood purifier that neutralizes and eliminates poisons from the body.  Burdock contains a volatile oil–especially in the seeds–that is eliminated through the sweat glands, taking toxins with it and alleviating skin problems.  Burdock contains niacin, which is known to eliminate poisons from the body, including radiation.  Burdock also supports the bladder, kidney and liver and has been said to dissolve kidney stones.  It also contains an abundance of minerals, particularly iron.  Studies have shown anti-tumor activity in burdock.  Japanese scientists have isolated an anti-mutagenic property in burdock, which they call the “B factor”.  The Japanese grow burdock root for food as well as medicine.  A memorandum from the World Health Organization revealed that burdock was active against HIV.  Extracts of burdock seed have demonstrated potent anti-cancer action against leukemia [HERBAL MEDICINE, HEALING & CANCER by Donald Yance].  Burdock is also a component in the Hoxsey herbal cancer treatment.


SHEEP SORREL (Rumex acetosella)

sheep sorrrel

Rene Caisse isolated sheep sorrel as the main Essiac herb that caused regression of metastasized cancer and reduction of tumors.  She used the whole herb including sheep sorrel roots.   In fact, she stated that sheep sorrel roots are a necessary part of the formula.  In spite of this fact, nearly all Essiac suppliers do not include the roots.  CLICK HERE to find out why.


Dr. Ralph Moss points out that sheep sorrel contains aloe emodin, a natural substance that shows significant anti-leukemic activity.  Sheep sorrel contains antioxidants, is diuretic and has been used to check hemorrhages.  Sheep sorrel is a traditional food of native cultures and is still served in fine restaurants along with other sorrels.  CLICK HERE for more information about sheep sorrel.


SLIPPERY ELM (Ulmus rubra/fulva)

The inner bark of the slippery elm tree is well-known for its soothing and healing properties.  It reduces inflammations such as sore throat, diarrhea and urinary problems.  It has been regarded as both a food and medicine.  Dr. Moss noted that “slippery elm contains beta-sitosterol and a polysaccharide, both of which have shown [anti-cancer] activity.”  [CANCER THERAPY, p. 147]



TURKEY RHUBARB ROOT (Rheum palmatum tanguticum)

Turkey Rhubarb has been shown to have anti-tumor activity.  It is diuretic, anti-inflammatory,anti-bacterial and has been used extensively to relieve constipation.  It is medicinally more potent than garden rhubarb root and is more palatable.




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