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What is Sarcandra Glabra and how does it reduce the effects of radiation?

What is Sarcandra Glabra and how does it reduce the effects of radiation? Sarcandra Glabra is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine that has not been shown to treat cancer in humans but may reduce side effects caused by radiation treatments; such as mouth sores and dry mouth. An extract of this herb has been examined in the lab and is claimed to stop cancer cells from multiplying of human osteosarcoma cells (which is an aggressive form of bone cancer).  S. Glabra increases platelet production and may play a role in reducing chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia. S. Glabra extract is marketed to cancer patients to relieve

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What is Rooibos Tea and how does it react to chemo treatment?

What is Rooibos Tea and how does it react to chemo treatment? Rooibos Tea is a plant that grows in South Africa. Lab studies suggest antioxidants may interfere with the action of certain chemotherapeutic agents. effects contain compounds that may prevent tumor growth and estrogenic activity but studies on this have not been conducted in humans. Therefore, patients with hormone-sensitive cancers should use caution before taking rooibos. Because compounds isolated from rooibos leaves demonstrated estrogenic activity, patients with hormone-sensitive cancers should use caution before taking rooibos. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out our home website www.icrmc.org at the Institute of Cancer

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What is Shiitake Mushroom? Does it help against cancer?

What is Shiitake Mushroom? Does it help against cancer? Shiitake mushroom, native to East Asia. Lentinan, a polysaccharide extracted from shiitake, may help extend the survival of patients with some cancers when used with chemotherapy, but additional studies are needed. In laboratory tests, lentinan enhances a number of aspects of the immune system, which may aid in the slowing of tumor growth. However, an oral formulation of lentinan was shown effective in extending survival in patients with stomach, colorectal, pancreatic, and liver cancers. Studies showed that dried shiitake extract caused apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cancer cells which is cancer cell

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What is Shi Quan Da Bu Tang and does it help prevent tumors?

What is Shi Quan Da Bu Tang and does it help prevent tumors? Shi Quan Da Bu Tangis is used in traditional Asian medicine to treat cancer. Breast cancer patients should consult with their physicians before using this formula because dong Quai and ginseng may stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. Preclinical studies showed antitumor and antimetastatic effects. It was reported to exert immunomodulatory effects in pancreatic cancer patients; immunomodulatory means that it can affect the functioning of the immune system. to increase survival time in patients with advanced lung cancer, and to decrease the side effects on the

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What is Rhubarb? Does it work against cancer?

What is Rhubarb? Does it work against cancer? Rhubarb is an herb, and the stalks are sometimes consumed as food. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the roots are used as laxatives and to treat cancer. Rhubarb acts as a stimulant laxative but has not been shown to treat or prevent cancer. Rhubarb extract may reduce side effects from radiation therapy in lung cancer patients. In preclinical studies, rhubarb demonstrated an anticancer that enhances the effects of sorafenib and cisplatin.  Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out the home website www.icrmc.org at the Institute of Cancer Restorative Medicine to tell us about

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What is Siberian ginseng? Does it help against cancer?

What is Siberian ginseng? Does it help against cancer? Siberian ginseng does not treat or prevent cancer. Scientists are unsure how Siberian ginseng works. Compounds from the plant have been shown to stimulate immune cells, but no large-scale clinical trials have been conducted. In studies of postmenopausal women, Siberian ginseng supplements lowered LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and improved HDL (good) cholesterol levels, and improved bone metabolism. Siberian ginseng extracts moderately inhibited breast cancer resistance protein to methotrexate. No scientific evidence supports this use. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out the home website www.icrmc.org at the Institute of Cancer Restorative Medicine to

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