Herbal Health Tonic as Alternative Treatment for Breast Health

Herbs and Breast Health

 

BreastShield - anti-oestrogenic

Anti-oestrogenic to help against immune resistance with additional herbs specific for breast health and protection

Natural Herbal Remedy
Herbs and Breast Health and Protection
Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, affecting one woman out of every eight at some point in life. Symptoms include a lump or thickening in the breast; a clear, bloody, or yellow discharge from the nipple; pain can also occur. Cancerous breast lumps are firm and do not shrink and expand with the menstrual cycle. See your doctor as soon as a lump or abnormality is found.
Risk factors for breast cancer include age, family history, smoking, alcohol, radiation exposure, obesity (esp. after menopause).
Breast cancers are adversely stimulated by oestrogen. Higher levels of oestrogen in the blood are associated with recurrence, resistance to treatment, and mortality.
Spread of cancer from the primary in the breast is mainly to the bones, lungs, and liver.
Surgery is the main orthodox treatment, followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Tamoxifen is one of the most effective orthodox treatments. All internal treatment (orthodox and herbal) is designed to reduce oestrogen so that the anticancer genes p53 and p21 can more effectively do their work of clearing cancer cells.
Traditional herbs have been used for helping to improve breast function and health and protect against fluid retention, stagnation and symptoms of inflammation and prevent cancer. A formula that is anti-oestrogenic is primary to protect andprevebnt the breasts from the build-up of cancer cells and the failure of p53 to cope.
Specific herbs have been used together for the free flow of blood circulation and lymph through the breasts. Preventative herbs have a traditional action to shield the breasts from disease caused by excess oestrogen in the blood, drug-toxicity, circulatory deficiency, lymphatic stagnation, swelling and inflammation, or abnormal cellular lumps. Such herbs are used to detoxify and help to normalize the breast tissue function. The herbs are said to help to protect the breast tissue from toxic materials and serious breast diseases.
For general protection and gently lowering the adverse effect of oestrogen Alan Hopking recommends BreastShield herbs should be taken at a low dose for long-term.
For those with serious breast illness Herbactive Herbalist recommends specific anti-oestrogenic herbs at a high dose, in support of dietary and orthodox treatment. For example, it has been shown in research that Chaparral leaf (see Black Salve) has an anti-proliferative activity against T-lymphoma cells without affecting the viability of normal lymphocytes; it has also been shown in research that Chaparral leaf has anti-tumour activity on mammary carcinomas (Anesini C et al 1997 Phytother. Res. 11:521. and Anesini C et al 2001 Phytomedicine 8(1):1).

News: There has been a study of over 5000 women in Shanghai with breast cancer that recently found that those who ate soya lived longer and had fewer recurrences. The thinking is that the competitive inhibition of the phytooestrogens worked in the same way as tamoxifen as the benefit to women taking tamoxifen was not as great as to those who did not take it. January 2011

Drinking smoothies will also help your condition - find out more about smoothies

Lithocholic acid and Breast Illness

There are over 20 chemicals in the body that can help slow the ageing process, but the most effective one is lithocholic acid. This is a bile acid produced in the liver. It has been found to kill breast, prostate and neuroblastoma cancer cells by interfering with the mitochondria in those cancer cells, reports Concordia University in Montreal.
To help improve the liver function and action Herbactive Advanced Botanical Centre of Medicine recommends taking the tonics LiverDetox and Liver Restorative Tonic.
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BLOODROOT

Breast Disease
Action effective from the very first dose

The most exciting discovery as to what Bloodroot's sanguinarine can do is on breast cancer cells. The same University of Minnesota study also discovered that Sanguinarine had an effect on breast cancer cells after a single application. DNA synthesis of breast cancer tumors (MCF-7) led to tumor growth inhibition. Some aspects of this inhibition remained in place for at least three days after single administering (others came back after 24 hours). The overall results lead the University of Minnesota researchers to conclude that Sanguinarine may be able to “suppress breast cancer cell proliferation for extended lengths of time.”
To treat this condition with herbs see our Herbactive tonics for this condition take BreastShield Tonic (also Essiac/Caisse-ACT has a long tradition of use for breast cancer). Also include Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic and HerbShield. Also recommended is the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus.

Sanguinaria canadensis. Research shows that Bloodroot has consistent anti-neoploastic activity. It is effective against abnormal tissue, and can shrink them; and has proven useful with skin tumours, breast masses and sarcomas. It is the major herb (with chaparral) in Black Salve which is becoming a popular method to fight external malformed masses and breast lumps. See more information about the amazing actions of bloodroot and Black Salve.

For external treatment see Black Salve - we also have a specific strong tonic that can be taken with the BreastShield Tonic, called Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic, see prices

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News from science research
Strawberry extract reduced the expression of several genes involved in the processes of invasion and metastasis, such as Csf1, Mcam, Nr4a3 and Set. The extract simultaneously stimulated expression of the gene Htatip2, which is thought to suppress metastasis to the lymphatic ganglion in breast cancer patients. Scientific Reports, 2016; 6 (1) DOI: 10.1038/srep30917

Recommended Supportive Herbal Tonics for Serious Illness :
HerbShield
Caisse - formula for life threatening illness Organic Alcohol-free Concentrated Tincture
Black Salve - also see the Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic now available, see our store
CBD Oil
White Blood Cell Count
ProstateLess
LymphCleanse
LungShield
ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus
WheatGrass Juice
Total Detox Tonic
LiverDetox
WormLess Anti-parasitic Tonic
Adaptogenic Tonic (herbal blood cleanser)

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Articles about Herbal Medicine in the Prevention of Cancer
The Immune System
Herbal Treatment vs Serious Disease

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Prescriptions

Our herbal tonic medicines are carefully prepared on a personal and individual basis for your healing by medical herbalist Alan Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH.

Only whole herbs are used in our herbal medicines. Nothing else is added. If you have symptoms which you consider might be helped with herbal medicine please contact herbal practitioner Alan Hopking for a friendly confidential professional consultation. See terms and fees.

Once you have received your herbal prescription you can contact Alan Hopking at any time for more free advice (preferably by email). When you have completed your bottle of herbal medicine and if you want a repeat prescription you are requested to phone or email so that your progress can be assessed and adjustments made if necessary so that there is no break in your treatment. To order or re-order, click here.

MRCHM - see Alan Hopking's statement about renouncing his association with membership of this organisation

HERBACTIVE Centre of Herbal Medicine, England, UK. Freephone 0800 0834436

General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.

PRECAUTIONS:

Pregnant/Breast-feeding mothers

Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

Volatile Oils

Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.

Uteroactivity

A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.

Breast-feeding mothers

A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.

Paediatric Use

Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.

Perioperative use

The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

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