(ONE DAY MY HUSBAND AND I WERE IN THE NEW KINGSTON AREA IN JAMAICA TRANSACTING BUSINESS.WE SAID HELLO TO A NICE MIDDLE AGE LADY WHO IMMEDIATELY STRUCK UP A CONVERSATION.AFTER OUR CONVERSATION ABOUT FAMILY.RELIGION ETC. SHE TOLD US SOMETHING WE VALUED FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.
“SHE WAS A CANCER SURVIVOR” HER DOCTOR IN FORT MYERS ,FLORIDA WHO DIAGNOSED HER WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER ,TOLD HER THERE WAS NOTHING MORE HE COULD DO FOR HER,AND ADVISED HER TO GO HOME AND MAKE HERSELF COMFORTABLE.SHE TOLD US SHE CAME HOME TO JAMAICA,BUT BEING THE DYNAMIC WOMAN SHE IS, SHE WAS NOT ABOUT TO GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT.SHE TOLD US HOW SHE STARTED DRINKING THE GUINEA HEN WEED GROWN IN JAMAICA EVERY DAY AND REALIZED SHE STARTED FEELING A LOT BETTER.SHE CONTINUED DRINKING THE GUINEA HEN WEED DAILY AND WENT BACK TO HER DOCTOR IN FLORIDA FOR A CONSULTATION.AFTER DOING SOME TESTS “THERE WAS NO CANCER”!
WHEN WE MET HER SHE WAS CANCER FREE FOR OVER FOUR YEARS !!AND LOOKING GREAT.
this story sparked my interest in learning more about guinea hen weed and it never seize to amaze me!!Read on…….
Guinea Hen Weed (Petivera Alliacea)/ Anamu/Mucura is a herb that is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. Its botanical name is Petiveria alliacea, but in Jamaica, it is known as guinea hen weed, guinea hen leaf, garlic weed or gully root.
Zoologist Dr Lawrence Williams intent on finding a cure for cancer, believes he’s on the brink of a breakthrough as he and his counterparts in Germany have been able to produce the anti-cancer compound, dibenzyl trisulphide (DTS), from guinea hen weed (petivera alliacea), which grows across Jamaica.
The DTS compound, produced through three years of work at the University of Hohenheim in Germany, has, when applied to cancer cells in vitro (outside a living organism), been found effective in the cure of various types of cancer. Among them:
* brain (neuro blastoma),
* bladder (primary bladder carcinoma),
* breast (mammary carcinoma),
* fibrous (sarcoma),
* skin (melanoma), and
* small cell lung cancer.
The anti-cancer action of dibenzyl trisulphide is linked to the molecule ability to disrupt the skeletal framework of cells, of which there are two – actin and microtubules.
Microtubles is the one responsible for cell division and that is the one that the dibenzyl trisulphide acts on. So we have found that with a normal cell, the dibenzyl trisulphide has no effect on it.
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Characteristics and Origins of Anamu
The powerfully medicinal Anamu (Petiveria alliacea) is also known in English as garlic guinea weed and guinea henweed. The Peruvians call it mucura, the Brazilians referred to it as anamu or tipi, and it is known as guine in other parts of Central and South America.
Anamu is a flowering plant species of the pokeweed family. Native to many parts of South America, Mexico, Central America, Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, this deeply rooted perennial shrub produces a strongly pungent leaf and root. It is known for its strong garlic-like smell, as well as its medicinal properties and ability to ward off bats and insects.
It is most commonly used today in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Guatemala and Brazil. With a long history of medicinal use, this herb was also used in the Amazon rainforest to ward off negative spirits, treat skin conditions, relieve intestinal gas and regulate menstruation. Guatemalan tribes used its crushed roots as an inhalant for sinus problems, and Peruvian tribes revered it as a powerful cold remedy. Throughout Latin America, women used this herb to ease the pains of childbirth, and many tribes held it as one of the most powerful herbs on the planet.
Alternative Health Properties of Anamu
Many cultures have utilized Anamu flowers, leaves, and roots for remedies of a variety of negative health conditions. Today it is being extensively researched for its use in fighting both cancer and leukemia, as well as immune disorders. In general it is a common remedy for colds, flus and viruses, and may prevent and reduce Candida, yeast infections and urinary tract infections. Anamu is also a powerful pain-reliever and anti-inflammatory.
But that’s not all. It is also an antibacterial, antifungal, antitumorous and antiviral agent. With a powerful ability to boost the immune system and regulate the nervous system, documentation on the herb shows that it was traditionally used as an anti-anxiety aid. It was also a well-known antioxidant, fighting free radicals from the body, and was also an anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic and diuretic. With a distinct ability to lower fever and resolve digestive upset, this herb was highly revered by traditional medicinalists. Organic Anamu provides many health benefits due to its unique composition of several biologically active compounds. Some of these include flavonoids, benzoic acid, coumarin, triterpenes, steroids, tannins, sulfuric agents, isoarborinol, senfol, and trithiolaniacine.
Tannins — A plant’s mechanism of warding off attacks from insects and bacteria. Tannins are strong antioxidants that can also reduce inflammation in humans. Found in many berries and fruits, tannins are believed to help the body resist disease, and may even prevent cancer from taking hold in the body’s vital systems.
Dibenzyl trisulfide — A unique sulfuric compound. A study done at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that anamu was one of most promising plants for both the prevention and reduction of cancer. It was related to the anticancerous activity of the compound dibenzyl trisulfide.
Astilbin, Benzaldehyde & Coumarin — Each of these three phytochemicals have been documented as holding antitumorous and/or anticancerous potentials.
Other Interesting Info and Benefits of Anamu
Anamus has been widely used to reduce a vast array of medical conditions in traditional societies, particularly those of the Amazonian people. These societies used the plant to aid with generalized pain, cancer, snake bite, cold and flu, mental conditions, paralysis, fever, and as a remedy for arrow poisoning.
Studies on the anamu plant have shown that extracts of anamu slowed the growth of leukemia cells, as well as other forms of cancerous tumor cells. The plant was also confirmed to possess cytotoxic effects (the ability to actually kill off cancer cells). A 2002 study confirmed the ability to kill a liver cancer cell line, as well as slow the growth of cancer cells in the brain. Other studies demonstrate its powerful immunostimulant properties. Multiple research confirms that anamu extract can stimulate immune cell production, as well as boost natural killer cell activity by 100%!
Other Benefits of Organic Anamu Include:
Promotes healthy immune system function
Shown to actively kill leukemia cells and prevents the formation of tumors
Acts as a reproductive aid, promoting healthy menstruation
Acts as an antioxidant, reducing free radicals in the body
Offers a mild sedative action, thus making it a good herb for anxiety.
Expels harmful organisms from the body, and prevents yeast infestations.
Acts as an anti-inflammatory treatment for arthritis and the reproductive system
Acts as a general pain reliever.
Reduces muscle spasms and nervous tension.
Acts as a strong anti-bacterial.
Used as a treatment for sexually-transmitted disease due to its antiseptic healing properties (both internally and externally)
Contraindications — Animal studies confirm that anamu may lead to abortion in pregnant women. This is related to its ability to stimulate uterine contractions. This herb is strongly contraindicated for pregnant women, or women who are attempting to conceive. Anamu also has a blood thinning effect on the body. Individuals with blood disorders should consult their doctor before taking the herb. It may also cause complications in people with hypoglycemia.
Guinea hen/Anamu has a long history in herbal medicine in all the countries where it grows. Herbalists and natural-health practitioners have traditionally used anamu for a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, infections, diabetes, cancer, for pain relief, and to induce abortion.
Over the past quarter of a century, however, modern scientific research has studied anamu intensively. Many biologically active compounds have been discovered in anamu: flavanoids, triterpenes, steroids, and sulphur compounds. The research published on anamu now validates many of the historical uses of this herb.
Interestingly, the researchers found that of the 20 compounds isolated from the plant – several of which had never been identified in nature before – some were similar to compounds found in garlic, a plant known to have medicinal properties.
Dosage & Preparation
It is recommended using organically grown Guinea hen/ anamu herb, free of insecticides, herbicides and other pollution.
One heaping tablespoonful of the cut up guinea hen/ anamu plant 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.
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