Scientific Name: Sutherlandia frutescens

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Believed Medicinal properties: tonic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and hypoglycemic properties; Applications: fever, chicken pox, the flu, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, stomach ailments, and liver problems [1][2]

This plant is scientifically known as Sutherlandia frutescens and also has the nicknames of:

Senna, sutherlandia, cancer bush, Balloon pea (Eng.); umnwele(Xhosa & Zulu); kankerbos, blaasbossie, blaas-ertjie, eendjies, gansiekeurtjie, klappers, hoenderbelletjie (Afr.)



     This medicinal herb commonly known as the "Cancer Bush" is native to Southern Africa as a legume which has been used according to tradition for a variety of ailments. A legume is any plant that belongs to the Fabacea family ( Leguminosae ), or even the fruit or seed of such a plant. These legumes are typically grown for agricultural purposes. Many legumes are known for their medicinal properties. The leaves are aromatic and the flowers are of a bright-red color. This herb blooms in spring to mid-summer.[1]


The use of the Cancer Bush has quite a reputation by herbalists as a natural way of dealing with cancer and for treating symptoms of HIV/AIDS. There is preliminary evidence that suggest the herb does have benefits toward immune disorders.[1] Traditionally this remedy was made into an infusion using the leaves as a remedy for fever, chicken pox, the flu, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, stomach ailments, and liver problems.[1] That's quite a list of medicinal applications for one little plant. With this in mind I believe the news should be spread across the globe while further research of this herb should be conducted on a mass scale. I don't understand why herbalism is being ignored by the main-stream in some countries, and why ethical herbalism is accepted mainstream by certain countries.


Phytochemist examine plants like the Cancer Bush in their efforts to fully understand the mechanisms of action behind their chemical structure. There can never be enough research. I believe that this information should not only be made available to the public, but the option to use them in the mainstream medical community should also be made available. So go tell all of your friends, because now you've been informed of how we scientifically understand how a plant can potentially be a medicine. When it comes to personal details that I can share with you about Cancer Bush, I think it goes great with and is very similar to Uzara, as an herbal immune booster.


The Cancer Bush is one of many ethnobotanicals from South Africa. The culture there has embraced and consumed these plants for centuries. In other words, herbal medicine is completely integrated with this continent and its people. I highly suggest looking in to more plants from Africa. There are also many others with similar qualities to this one, like Cats Claw A friend of mine who grew up with an African herbalists family told me that plants which grow by the water tend to blend well in infusions. Their family told me that Cancerbush, Bulrush, and Calamus synergize for optimal properties. You can get Cancer bsuh seeds tinctures, and Sutherlandia frutescens seeds for sale here.


One small clinical study concluded that in healthy adults, 800mg per day for three months was a well tolerated dosage.[1] The main thing when using something is to do as much research as you can on it first. Be very careful about mixing certain plants like Cancer bush and drugs (including pharmaceuticals ). If you're going to guess at the dosage at least start small. There are three ways to prepare herbal medicines like the Cancer Bush. You can make a tea, a decoction ( boil for extended period of time ), or soak in everclear for a month to make whats called a tincture(spirit). When making a decoction, add a drop of oil so the water doesn't boil over. Cover the pot and reduce heat upon boiling. This will prevent volatile constituents from evaporating into thin air.


Several other studies on the Cancer Bush have been conducted on other animals. One study shows that and extract of the plant has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and hypoglycemic properties.[1] These studies were conducted on mice. These studies do seem to back up the historic medicinal applications of the herb in my opinion. Biological systems reacting to natural stimuli count for something I do believe. So there you have it, not only have people experienced what they believed to be medicine, but phytochemical science seems to think the potential may be there as well. Please talk with a doctor and use precuation and do research before using this or anything else, especially if you're on medication.


Precautions:


Sutherlandia frutescens is known to have adverse interactions with pharmaceutical drugs that are used to treat HIV/AIDS, such as antiretrovial drugs. Great possibilities await when something remarkable comes along in science, especially science that's related to medical discoveries, or insight. We should absolutely be spending our time, money, and effort on this type of research. Helping the world solve all of its problems, and healing our people rather than masking our symptoms should be the ultimate goal if you ask me. A shop that used to sell Cancer bush said that it was prescribed by certain governments. Please look into that. I don't have a citation but another example is Iboga is considered a non-approved prescription medication.

Organic "Cancer Bush" Scientific Name: Sutherlandia frutescens



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