People with cancer should get approval from their oncologist first before they take any kind of herbal medicine because some herbs may negatively impact the outcome of cancer treatment.
This herbal tea blend is designed to help ease the side effects of chemotherapy. Research does not indicate that herbal medicine can replace conventional cancer treatment. No herb has been proven to control or cure any kind of cancer.
Sustainably sourced, organic ingredients: Astragalus, Burdock Root, Elderflowers, Peppermint Leaf, Spearmint Leaf, Turmeric Root, Moringa Tea Leaf, Ginger
Amount of water will vary with desired taste.
Pour 1 cup hot water over 1 tablespoon of tea. Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes then strain. Multiply recipe for larger batches.
Drink 1-2 cups daily to help alleviate side effects of chemotherapy.
Our organically grown ingredients and how they help:
Research on astragalus shows that it may reduce side effects of platinum-based chemotherapy agents such as cisplatin and carboplatin. Especially fatigue.
Make sure you discuss astragalus with your oncologist because it is a potent herb. It can alter the way your body processes chemotherapy in ways that may help or hurt depending on the patient.
Burdock root has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer and liver-protecting properties. It hasn’t been proven to treat cancer in humans, but it may reduce inflammation and help patients recover from liver damage after cancer treatment.
Health benefits of the elder plant include naturally improving: fatigue, constipation, and nerve pain.
This herb has anti-inflammatory effectsand can also reduce chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. But ginger should be strictly avoided before and after surgery. It promotes bleeding and should be avoided by patients with a low platelet count.
Studies have found that a compound in moringa tree is effective at killing ovarian cancer cells. Other research suggests it may help cancer symptoms including difficulty breathing, cough, sore throat, fever and joint pain.
In addition to providing relief from stomach issues, mint is also an immune system booster and is known to help patients suffering from memory and focus problems, which are also common among chemotherapy patients.
This herb contains a compound know as curcumin. A 2011 study published in Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology shows that curcumin extract may be safe to combine with gemcitabine chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer patients.
Turmeric is used as an anti-inflammatory. It may reduce bruising in surgery patients when combined with bromelain (an extract from pineapples) and arnica (an herbaceous plant).
Always consult with your doctor before you start taking herbal medicines.
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