What is Sutherlandia Frutescens
Known as the ˜Cancer Bush™ or 'Kankerbos' in English Sutherlandia is widely used to support immune status in a variety of chronic conditions.
Research has confirmed the presence of anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds, as well as natural anti-depressants.
Our Sutherlandia tablets each contain 350mg genuine Sutherlandia frutescens from South Africaâ€™s Western Cape Province.
This plant is one of the most talked about in the ethnobotanical world because it has a strong reputation as a cure for cancer and now increasingly as an immune booster in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Research on its properties is ongoing.
It has long been known, used and respected as a medicinal plant in southern Africa. The original inhabitants of the Cape, the Khoi San and Nama people, used it mainly as a decoction for the washing of wounds and took it internally to bring down fevers. The early colonists regarded it as giving successful results in the treatment of chicken pox, stomach problems, and in the treatment of internal cancers. It is also known to have been used in the treatment of eye troubles, the eyes being bathed with a decoction of the plant. It continues to be used to this day as a remedy for the above-mentioned ailments. It is still used as a wash for wounds, to bring down fevers, to treat chicken pox, for internal cancers, and farm workers in the Cape still use it to treat eye troubles. It is also used to treat colds, 'flu, asthma, TB, bronchitis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis and osteo-arthritis, liver problems, haemorrhoids, piles, bladder, uterus & 'women's' complaints, diarrhoea & dysentery, stomach ailments, heartburn, peptic ulcers, backache, diabetes, varicose veins and inflammation. It is also used in the treatment of mental and emotional stress, including irritability, anxiety and depression and is used as a gentle tranquillizer. It is said to be a useful bitter tonic and that a little taken before meals will aid digestion and improve the appetite. It is considered to be a good general medicine.
There is as yet no scientific support for the numerous claims and anecdotes that this plant can cure cancer, but there is preliminary clinical evidence that it has a direct anti-cancer effect in some cancers and that it acts as an immune stimulant.
Sutherlandia should not be regarded as a miracle cure for cancer, its real benefits are as a tonic that will assist the body to mobilize its own resources to cope with the illness. It is known to decrease anxiety and irritability and to elevate the mood. Cancer patients, as well as TB and AIDS patients, lose weight and tend to waste away. Sutherlandia dramatically improves the appetite and wasted patients start to gain weight. It is also known to improve energy levels and gives an enhanced sense of well-being. It is hoped that treatment with sutherlandia will delay the progression of HIV into AIDS, and even remission of the disease is hoped for.
The Cederberg region of the western Cape of South Africa is the only place that Rooibos is grown in the world. This small leguminous shrub has many dark green needle shaped leaves and fine erect red coloured stems, up to 2 meters in height, with tiny yellow flowers in spring through early summer. Each flower produces a one seeded small bean. Rooibos has a long tap root, sometimes up to 2 m in length, enabling the plant to survive extended periods of drought.
Green Rooibos Extract is a bioflavonoid rich, potent extract used primarily for fighting free radicals. Green Rooibos Extract contains a potent anti-oxidant, EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallat), which is over 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing the pro-oxidants and free radicals that attack lipids in the brain. This important ingredient protects against digestive and respiratory infections, helps to block the cancer promoting actions of carcinogens, protects against high total and LDL cholesterol levels, and blocks the attachment of the bacteria associated with dental cavities to the teeth. Green Rooibos Extract helps with thermogenesis and aids in the metabolism of fat it may also be helpful in shedding fat. The most obvious benefit to dieters is that it works without increasing the heart rate most often found in diet aids. Flavones are also present and not only one of the strongest anti-oxidants, but are also essential for the complete absorption of vitamin C. Furthermore, flavones are inhibitors of allergic mediator release from mast cells and have the ability to stop allergic reactions. Green Rooibos has a soothing effect on the central nervous system, reduces tension in the body and can ease psychological tension as well, and is known to help people suffering from irritability, headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension and mild depression or hypertension. Green Rooibos aids in the relief of stomach and indigestive problems like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach ulcers and constipation.
In the first 5 days take double the dosage (2 Tablets 3 times a day one hour before meals). Thereafter continue with 1 Tablet 3 times daily, one hour before meals
Formulated by a qualified registered herbalist.
Consult your physician if pregnant, lactating or being treated for any chronic illness