Here is a list of cancer-fighting herbs and supplements that you can add to your regime. But, please, consult your acupuncturist, herbalist, or doctor before making any drastic changes to your current herb/med/supplement protocol.
You can also do some of your own research on PubMed, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ for more detailed info and current studies. You can also contact me, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, or the Women’s Cancer Resource Center for more info. Reach out!
Supplements and Foods
*Zyflamend is an excellent blend of cancer-fighting ingredients. http://www.newchapter.com/zyflamend/zyflamend-whole-body
*Quercetin, also great for allergies!
*Ginseng, I prefer American Ginseng, which is also good to boost energy or fight diabetes
*Melatonin, great for sleep, too
*Turmeric, absorption is especially effective with meat or oils like in Indian food
*Black Pepper and Ginger, add them to any dish
*Emodin from Da Huang, rhubarb root
*Di Bie Chong, ground beetle, animals medicine can be more potent than many plants!
*Long Kui, Dragon Mallow, or black nightshade
*Ling Zhi, Reishi mushroom, can be found in combo supplements with other mushrooms
*Bai Hua She She Cao, a grassy herb with little white flowers, so pretty & so strong
*Huang Qin, Scutellaria, http://acupuncturetoday.com/herbcentral/scutellaria.php
*Ban Zhi Lian, Scutellaria barbata
*Cordyseng or Power Mushrooms by Health Concerns
From the Health Concerns website: CordySeng is a highly concentrated herbal extract designed as a flavorful tonic drink for variety of uses. It combines the best of the fu zheng (Restore the Normal) herbs, Qi tonics, and yin tonics. It is designed to be used on its own as an energy tonic and immunomodulating formula or as an adjunct to other herbal formulas.
The main ingredient, cordyceps (dong chong xia cao), is considered a tonic and supporting herb that restores energy, promotes longevity and improves quality of life. In the lab, it has been shown to increase natural interferon levels in animal cells. Cordyceps is used in many Chinese cancer-support formulas. Recent double blind controlled studies conducted in China by Christopher B. Cooper, M.D., demonstrated that derivatives from the Tibetan mushroom Cordyceps sinensis can play a significant role in increasing energy and aerobic capacity.
Red Ganoderma (ling zhi) contains highly active polysaccharides, which appear to have potent immune regulating effects. It is traditionally used to protect the liver from damage, reduce the symptoms of hepatitis and lower liver enzyme levels. Astragalus (huang qi) and licorice (gan cao) have antiviral and immune potentiating activity; American ginseng (xi yang sheng) and ginger (gan jiang) support digestive functions.