Do you know cancer bush? Is that a type of bush that can treat cancer? It might be. Cancer bush is a type of plant originated from South Africa. It is famous for being one of the treatments for people who get infected by HIV. It is also used to fight cancer.
Cancer bush’s original name is Lessertia frutescens, given by Jules de Lessert. Its name frutescens refers to its appearance that looks like shrub or bush. You can find this type of plant in drier parts in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZuluNatal, and Botswana.
Cancer bush has been used as a traditional medicine for a very long time by South African people. All parts of cancer bush are useful as medical treatment. People commonly steep the leaves to treat chicken pox and cancer. Moreover, cancer bush is also used to treat aches and pains, eye diseases, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, and recently it is used as immune system booster for HIV/AIDS patients.
Let’s see why are the benefits of drinking cancer bush and some considerations you should take while drinking it.
What are the benefits of drinking cancer Bush?
Cancer bush has been used and trusted to treat some health problems since long time ago and it must be very effective. Almost every health problem can be cured by drinking cancer bush, such as digestive problem, low immune system and others. Let’s see how cancer bush is very beneficial for your health.
There was a study published in Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 2004, finding that cancer bush has anti-inflammatory, pain killing and lowering blood sugar properties. It is believed to be effective to reduce inflammation and control blood sugar in your body. Due to this fact, cancer bush is used to treat arthritis and diabetes type 2.
Fighting cancer cells
There was also a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2004 that found that cancer bush can reduce cancer cells up to 50 percent. This study did not use human or animals as testers, but they only did in by using a test tube. Moreover, L-Canavanine in cancer bush is very rich in antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer properties, so that it will inhibit the development of cancer cells within the body.
Strengthen physical and mental conditions
Cancer bush is playing the role as adaptogenic agent that will improve the function of your brain and strengthening your physical and mental conditions. So, no more stress, anxiety and depression!
Cancer bush contains vitamin B6 that provides sodium and potassium balance, which are needed by the nervous system for brain normal function and supporting immune system function. Moreover, potassium and sodium are also essential for antibody production. Jamaican Star Apple is also good for enhancing immune system.
How to drink cancer bush?
Cancer bush can be consumed by steeping its leaves just like tea. Let’s see the ways people drink cancer bush based on health problems they want to treat.
Prepare few cancer bush stems and leaves, steep them in 300 ml of boiling water for around 5-10 minutes. Drink it regularly to prevent cancer.
Boil cancer bush stem in 150 ml of water for around 15 minutes. Strain it and drink regularly to relieve the pain.
Prepare 20 g of cancer bush leaves. Boil them in 200 ml of water for around 10 minutes. Cool it down and drink once a day to get your diabetes controlled.
Crush dried leaves and stems of cancer bush into powder. Boil 2 teaspoons of it with 150 ml of water. Strain it off and consume the drink regularly to cure your stomach problem.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not suggested to consume cancer bush drink. Moreover, people with low blood pressure are also not recommended to consume cancer bush drink as it may lower the blood pressure further.
Side effects of drinking cancer bush
So far, there is not any harmful side effects of drinking cancer bush. However, you still have to consult with your doctor about the dosage of cancer bush to treat your health problems.
Cancer bush might cause dry mouth, mild diarrhea and dizziness but all of them are not harmful and still can be handled.
This information is only written to give you knowledge about the health benefits of cancer bush. For the use of cancer bush, you had better consult with your medical practitioner to make sure that cancer bush is safe for you.