Anamu (Guinea Hen Weed) Anamu (Petiveria alliacea) is a herb that is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. It is also known in Jamaica as guinea hen weed, guinea hen leaf, garlic weed or gully root. Anamu has been used for a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, infections, diabetes, cancer, for pain relief, and to induce abortion. Some of the compounds isolated from the plant have never been identified in any other plant – some were similar to compounds found in garlic, a plant known to have medicinal properties. Laboratory investigations show that anamu retards the growth of several strains of cancer and leukaemia cells. In a plant-screening programme performed at the University of Illinois at Chicago, over 1,400 plant extracts were evaluated for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Anamu was one of only 34 plants identified with active properties against cancer. One of its active chemicals is dibenzyl trisulphide (DTS) which is known to directly kill all cancer cell lines that it has been tried on (while not harming normal cells). “…DTS at concentration of 10 mM, a dose lethal to all cancer cells tested,…” West Indian Medical Journal, 2007 Jan; 56(1):17-21. Other substances in the herb boost the immune system, fight infections and relieve pain. On the negative side it is not advised for pregnant women (it induces abortion), for people on blood thinners (it is a blood thinner) or for hypoglaecemia. For further details read: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070813/news/news7.html Dosage: One full tablespoonful of the whole powdered anamu plant – preferably organic – is diffused in one litre of hot water. The resulting tea is drunk preferably on an empty stomach. An average dosage is four ounces (about half a cup) twice daily. Available on the internet at a cost of about US$30 a lb. Supporting personal anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that this could be a powerful herbal weapon against cancer. For further details go to http://www.rain-tree.com/anamu.htm#.VD-QSsJ0zrc
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Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 29, 2013
Cancer? Don’t Panic! is the title of a short book I have written designed to help people question the values and attitudes they bring to the subject – and which can get in the way of recovery. This book is available as a paperback or Kindle – or as a freely downloadable 84 page book whch touches lightly on a number of themes that people diagnosed with cancer should be aware of. You can download it from www.fightingcancer.com
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Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 26, 2013
I get p’d off with those hyper rationalist sceptics who say X doesn’t work because ‘it’s only anecdotal evidence’ (as if that was a meaningful rational statement. Anecdotal evidence is evidence. It may not be strong evidence but it cannot be dismissed. Two anecdotal reports adds strength, three adds more strength. That’s why it is important to list the stories of people who have survived cancer using natural approaches. I have listed some in my free pdf which you can find at the bottom of the home page at www.fightingcancer.com
One of those stories is Chris Wark’s. And I see that he too has a list of other people who have recovered at his website at www.chrisbeatcancer.com – one of these survivors is Penelope Villabert who used, among other things, guayabano: Here is what she wrote.
“And my natural chemo is Soursop (aka Guyabano, Graviola, Chirmoya). I eat the fruit or sometimes have it juiced. Once in a while I boil 18 leaves with 7 cups of water. You start timing the moment you turn the stove on medium heat for 15 minutes. Then turn it off. You can take it purely as tea or let it cool in room temp and make it as additional liquid intake. Consume the same day”
Chris’s list of survivor’s stories is certainly powerful evidence – a very clear signpost – that alternative therapies are the way to go. Also note the incredible hostility and obstructionism of the mainstream doctors. I mean really? What are they thinking?
Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 3, 2011
There’s a lot of cancer related info on this site – so do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details
“I cured my breast cancer using natural methods”
I Googled this statement and came up with pages of personal testimony written by women who had cured their breast cancers using natural means.
Since around 1990 breast cancer survival rates have begun to swing very strongly in a positive direction but the truth is there was no great change in treatment to explain this. One reason given was that perhaps there had been improvements in diagnosis – and of course such improvements would manifest themselves as improvements in survivability (see my book Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide for a complete discussion of this issue). But the other thing that has been happening is that women have been learning about – and have been very attracted to – natural approaches to cancer. And women (unlike men) have been talking to each other. The result is that women are more and more inclined towards natural approaches and have had the courage of their convictions. I believe the improvement in breast cancer survival rates is in fact a measurement of the impact of alternative approaches.
Here are links to some of those stories.
Sue Oleson’s story:
Sue Insole’s story:
A 51 year old woman (no name):
Dancing Girl told her story on CureZone.com:
“In my town, I’m always the “go-to” person for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer as I’m nine years out and doing really really well. While I had been into natural medicine for my kids, I started with the traditional route for myself when I was diagnosed, had surgery, etc. but when it got to the chemo, I just couldn’t hack it–I HATED it and stopped it midway and then asked our naturopath what to do. She told me then that she had had breast cancer and chose Carnivora to get rid of it because she had studied in Germany with Helmut Keller, the doctor that developed it–like 30 years ago–and she had seen first hand how it had cured so many people of even late stage cancers–all kinds–too. So I found out my doctor had cured herself with it. So that gave me the confidence (as much as anybody can have “confidence” at that point!) to go for it. I just want people to know there is this wonderful alternative out there that is totally non-toxic and truly truly works. Ronald Reagan used it to cure his colon cancer in 1985 and Yul Brenner used it and it put his lung cancer into remission–and then he figured he was cured and stopped taking it and it came back! I do still take it on occasion when I feel like my immune system needs a boost. It can be used for prevention. If anyone’s interested go to there website–carnivora.com. And take it as the protocol says–you won’t get the results unless you take as much as they say! I also learned recently it works for Lyme Disease–It eats up any abnormal cells. Keep on Dancing!”
Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com
“I wish I had read this book before I was diagnosed. My doctor and the cancer charities didn’t tell me any of this.”