What Are the Health Benefits of Drinking Cancer Bush?

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Do you knowcancer bush? Is that a type of bush that can treat cancer? It might be. Cancerbush is a type of plant originated from South Africa. It is famous for beingone of the treatments for people who get infected by HIV. It is also used to fightcancer.

Cancer bush’soriginal name is Lessertia frutescens,given by Jules de Lessert. Its name frutescensrefers to its appearance that looks like shrub or bush. You can find thistype of plant in drier parts in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZuluNatal, and Botswana.

Cancer bushhas been used as a traditional medicine for a very long time by South Africanpeople. All parts of cancer bush are useful as medical treatment. People commonlysteep the leaves to treat chicken pox and cancer. Moreover, cancer bush is alsoused to treat aches and pains, eye diseases, digestive problems, urinary tractinfections, and recently it is used as immune system booster for HIV/AIDSpatients.

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 bushhas been used and trusted to treat some health problems since long time ago andit must be very effective. Almost every health problem can be cured by drinkingcancer bush, such as digestive problem, low immune system and others. Let’s seehow cancer bush is very beneficial for your health.

Anti-inflammatory agent

There was astudy published in Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 2004, finding that cancerbush has anti-inflammatory, pain killing and lowering blood sugar properties. Itis believed to be effective to reduce inflammation and control blood sugar inyour body. Due to this fact, cancer bush is used to treat arthritis anddiabetes 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.

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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!

Immune-system booster

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 bushcan be consumed by steeping its leaves just like tea. Let’s see the ways peopledrink cancer bush based on health problems they want to treat.


Prepare fewcancer bush stems and leaves, steep them in 300 ml of boiling water for around5-10 minutes. Drink it regularly to prevent cancer.


Boil cancerbush stem in 150 ml of water for around 15 minutes. Strain it and drinkregularly to relieve the pain.


Prepare 20g of cancer bush leaves. Boil them in 200 ml of water for around 10 minutes. Coolit down and drink once a day to get your diabetes controlled.

Stomach problems

Crush driedleaves and stems of cancer bush into powder. Boil 2 teaspoons of it with 150 mlof water. Strain it off and consume the drink regularly to cure your stomachproblem.


Pregnantand breastfeeding women are not suggested to consume cancer bush drink.Moreover, people with low blood pressure are also not recommended to consumecancer 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, youstill have to consult with your doctor about the dosage of cancer bush to treatyour health problems.

Cancer bushmight cause dry mouth, mild diarrhea and dizziness but all of them are notharmful 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.

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