Cancer is plaguing the world at this time in part by enourmous amounts of chemicals, pesticides and irritants we come in to contact with numerous times a day. I hear over and over of people in their 30’s who’s MD’s have made the discovery that they have become a victim of this disease. I am sure within the next 10-20 years that if things in the world don’t change cancer will continue to manifest itself in even younger and younger people. How can we fight back? Perhaps utilize what the Universe has already put in our tool box. This is an article that I came across in the Herb Companion that shows great promise to the herb Guinea Hen Weed…
Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled growth of a group of cells in the body. There are many types and locations of cancer cells, as well as many treatments. It used to be a running joke that the Jamaicans touted ganja as a cure for cancer. “Yeah man, it cure your cancer ya’ know.” We would laugh, but the joke was on us when it turned out to be kind of true. Although cannabis does not cure cancer, research shows that it can definitely help fight it. So when my friend from Jamaica recently told me about guinea hen weed being a possible treatment for cancer, I didn’t laugh. I listened intently.
Dried guinea hen weed.
Guinea hen weed (Petiveria alliacea) is an herb that grows wildly all over the island of Jamaica and it’s showing a lot of promise in the fight against cancer, including breast and prostate.
I’ve done a lot of research on the fascinating herb and learned that it’s been used in herbal medicine for quite a long time. It’s been used for pain relief and ailments such as diabetes, arthritis, flu and cold, infections, and … cancer. Guinea hen weed has been studied in-depth recently by scientists and there’s lots of information about it on the internet.
Out of 1,400 plants that were studied by The University of Illinois for cancer prevention and treatment, guinea hen weed was found to have phytochemicals that directly kill cancer cells. The news gets even better. This herb can actually pinpoint and kill only the cancer cells. At the same time, the herb boosts the immune system and helps the disease-fighting cells to do their job. Do you find this herb as fascinating as I do?
Now the negative news. It can cause miscarriages and abortions. It also acts as a blood thinner because it contains a small amount of coumadin. Oh … and it really stinks. It stinks so much so that Jamaicans have used it traditionally to keep bad spirits away. They spread the leaves around to deter duppies. (Duppies, a Jamaican word for ghosts.) My Jamaican friend told me this and he swore he wasn’t making this up. I was thinking of trying it.
I tried to get a picture of the plant. We hiked through my friend’s jungle-like yard to the spot where it was growing. When we reached the spot, he started cussing. He said people keep stealing it from his yard. So, I didn’t get the photo.
It is common sense that medical claims should always be discussed with a licensed practitioner. If you know someone with cancer, guinea hen weed might be a good one to discuss.