Oriental Herbs for Cancer
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Jeanne
Posted on: May 31, 1999

I am trying to find which oriental herbs can help cure or slow down the progress of cancer: cancer of the lymph nodes lungs, and breast of a 37 year old mother. Please we are in desperate need. Sabrina has been faithful with the taking of herbs which have aided in extending her life but, unfortunately, we need more, we need something we don’t know about. We are unfamiliar with oriental herbs: can you point us in the right direction?

The doctors have given our Sabrina only 2-4 months to live. Please help us prove them wrong!

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Additional information from Susun Weed, in "Breast Cancer? Breast Health!" (Ash Tree Publishing):

Astragalus root protects the immune system, restores bone marrow activity, improves interferon response and protects against stress and relieves lymphedema; anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory

Reishi mushrooms "are used in Beijing hospitals to help those with cancer strengthen their immune systems, resist infection and feel better while undergoing chemotherapy."

"Black or green tea, drunk in ordinary amounts checks the initiation, promotion and growth of breast cancer (and eight other cancers including lung and liver)"

Siberian Ginseng protects against effects of chemicals and stress and strengthens the immune system; protects liver, adrenals and central nervous system, increases endurance and stamina; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer

Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) "has been clinically shown to prevent liver damage and liver necrosis from a wide range of hepatotoxins, restore integrity of damaged intestinal tissues, promote bile secretion, prevent ulcers, encourage sound sleep and increase overall energy remarkably."

Seaweed (Alaria, Lamaaria, Nereocystis) "Brown seaweeds such as wakame, kelp and kombu provide a treasure chest of cancer-preventative constituents"

"Soybeans and soy products - especially fermented ones (e.g. tamari, miso, tempeh and natto) - are exceptionally rich in phytochemicals which prevent the initiation, promotion and recurrence of breast cancer". They also "protect cells from cancer-promoting effects of radiation and chemicals".

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