Part Six –
In this section, we will bring together a varied collection of data on herbs, as they re- late to cance . It ought to provide worthwhile help to ongoing medical research.
THE TOP FIVE HERBAL FORMULAS LISTED BY FORMULA
Later in this chapte , we will list forty-eight anti-cancer herbs. But it is well to be able to work with proven herbal formulas for cance . Here are the top four:
1 - THE ESSIAC HERBAL FORMULA
Here are the four herbs in the Essiac herbal formula (see pages 131-142 and 163 for more information on Essiac):
Burdock root (Arctium lappa) is slightly bit- ter. You can add an additional 2-6 oz. to the 24 oz., if you do not mind the added bitterness. This would be beneficial, but not necessary.
Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a wild pe- rennial miniature of garden sorrel. It must be green in color and have an aroma of sweet grass. “Sor- rel” comes from a French word for “sour.” Sorrel tastes a little like lemon juice.
Turkey rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum) is yellowish-brown in color.
Slippery elm inner bark (Ulmus fulva) is best purchased. If you strip it from a tree, you will likely kill it if you do not know the proper way to do it.
For your information, it is sometimes said that Essiac originally had six herbs in it, not four. Checking this out carefully, we find that there were only four. But, if you wanted to add something to the collection, you could toss in red clover tops
(blossoms). Red clover generally appears in most every herbal cancer remedy, so it probably would not be a problem if it were added to Essiac. Yet Caisse did not use red clover in the original for- mula. (Beware of white clover; it contains the toxin hydrocyanic acid. Cyanogenetic glycosides can break down to prussic acid in the digestive sys- tem and prove extremely poisonous.)
We have also learned that sheep sorrel is a crucial ingredient, but that many herb companies substitute yellow dock and curly dock for the sheep sorrel. But the sheep sorrel is said to be respon- sible for the destruction of cancer cells in the body or their amalgamation, where metastasized cancer cells actually return to the original cancer site. It is very important that the sheep sorrel be included in the mixture, not dock!
Rene had said that, when she originally ob- tained the formula in the early 1920s, she altered the formula somewhat. It is now known that the modification was the addition of Turkish rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum).
2 - THE HOXSEY HERBAL FORMULA
Here are the nine herbs in the Hoxsey herbal formula (see pages 56-58 for more in- formation on Harry Hoxsey and his formula):
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) Burdock root (Arctium lappa) Barberry bark (Berberis vulgaris) Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Buckthorn bark (Rhamnus purshiana) Prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americana) Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) Stillingia root (Stillingia sylvatica) Cascara amarga (Picramnia antidesma) Potassium iodide