Burn Fat with Green Tea?
If you haven’t heard, green tea is really good for
weight loss and burning fat. If you take a look at the most popular and
top rated fat burners, you will see that a huge majority of them have
Green Tea listed as one of their main ingredients. (Check out our
review on Hydroxycut Hardcore and Lipovox).
There is a reason that Green Tea is often included as
the main ingredient in fat burners. Green Tea has numerous benefits and
has been clinically studied as a fat burner. Let’s take a look at Green
Green Tea Benefits
Green tea extract often replaces, or, is used together
with caffeine. This combination is being used as a healthier and safer
alternative to the popular ephedrine - caffeine – aspirin (ECA) fat
burning stack that set the standard for burning fat back when ephedra
There is more to Green Tea then just burning fat. It
also provides additional health benefits. First, Green Tea is a
powerful anti-oxidant. Researchers have suggested that the active
ingredient (called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG) may be up to 200
times more powerful than vitamin E as an oxidant.
Green tea may be useful to slow the spike in blood
sugar following a meal. It does this by slowing the action of a
particular digestive enzyme called amylase. Amylase is pivotal in the
breakdown of starches (carbs), that can cause blood sugar levels to
spike following a meal. If you are having trouble managing your glucose
levels, you might be interested in Green Tea.
Green tea also helps aid weight loss by increasing your metabolic rate, which causes your body to burn more calories.
In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition (Vol. 81, No. 1, 122-129, January 2005), Green Tea
consumption leads to both a lowering of bodyfat and of cholesterol
Green Tea Conclusion
It appears that green tea is one of the best
health-promoting supplements and more importantly, a terrific fat
burning supplement. Green tea has had many clinical studies backing up
the claims surrounding its fat burning abilities. If you really want to
burn fat and lose that extra weight, you should try supplementing your
healthy diet and exercise program with some green tea.
Botanical Name: Urtica urens
Energy & Flavors: Bland, slightly bitter, cool
Systems Affected: Small intestines, bladder, lungs
Parts Used: Leaves and root
Tonic- benefits whole body, detoxification, lungs, stomach, urinary
tract (chronic and acute), anemia, stops bleeding, asthma (hey fever),
stones, nephritis, cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, chronic
arthritic, rheumatic problems, endometriosis, uterine bleeding,
enlarged prostate, counteract infections and inflammations.
Form(s) & Dose Used:
· Standard infusion
· Tincture - 10 - 30 drops
When touching leaves, Mild to Severe Rash - when lightly touching the
leaves they will sting and cause a mild to severe rash. Treat the rash
by rubbing the freshly bruised leaves of yellow dock or plantain over
the affected area.
· Mild to Severe Rash when touching leaves
Active Constituents & (or) Properties:
Constituents: High amounts of chlorophyll, indoles including histamine
and serotonic, acetylcholine, vitamin C, A, other important vitamins,
silicon, potassium, protein and fiber.
· Properties: Diuretic, astringent, tonic, hemostatic, galactagogue, expectorant, nutritive
· Very nutritive, very high in minerals. The root is used for the prostate and the leaves used for all other conditions.
A treatment for internal, as well as external, bleeding is to heat
nettles over a low heat for thirty minutes and squeeze them through a
cloth: a tablespoonful of this juice is taken every hour to stop
bleeding. Applied to the scalp, nettles help stimulate hair growth.
One of the symptomatic treatments to relieve arthritic pains is to
sting oneself deliberately over the affected area with a freshly picked
· The root contains high amounts of sterols,
especially sitosterol and isolectins, which stimulate the production of
white blood cells that counteract infections and inflammations.
· “The Way of Herbs” by Micheal Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., copyright 1998; pages Western herbs, nettles, 166-167;
“Prescription for Natural Cures” by James F. Balch, M.D., Mark
Stengler, N.D., copyright 2004, pages the essentials of natural
medicine, nettles, 617; anemia, 420; leaf, for hives, 318; root, for
gout, 275: root, for prostate enlargement, 448; stinging, for
· “Healing with Whole Foods” by Paul Pitchford, Third
Edition, copyright 2002, pages Part 1: the roots of diagnosis and
treatment, chapter 4:heat/cold: the thermal nature of food and people,
62; part 2: essentials of nutrition, chapter 14: vitamins and
supplements, vital alternatives, 215; part 3: the five element and
organ systems, chapter 27: metal element, phlegm in the lungs, 350;
part 4: diseases and their dietary treatment, chapter 33: other
degenerative disorders, asthma 434; Blood and, 388, 391; celiac disease
and, 382; dysentery and, 382; jing and, 363; in recipes, 561; value of,
· “Internet” http://www.herbalextractsplus.com/stinging-nettle.cfm , 2-2-07
· “Internet” http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/nettle_leaf.php , 2-2-07
· Red Clover, Trefoil, Purple clover, Broad red, Wild clover, Cleaver grass, Marl grass, Cow grass
Botanical Name: Trifolium pratense
Family: Leguminosae/Papilionaceae (legume), Fabaceae (pea)
Energy & Flavors: Sweet, salty, cool
Systems Affected: Blood, liver, heart, lungs
Parts Used: Blossoms, leaf
Blood purifier, cancer and tumors, skin diseases (eruptions, psoriasis
& eczema), fevers, colds, coughs (associated with mucous
congestion), inflamed lungs, unproductive coughs, wheezing and
Antispasmodic and general relaxant, helps to relieve irritable bowel
syndrome, whooping cough, nervous and tension headaches, inflamed
bowels, stomach & intestines.
Detergent and cleansing tonic. Purifies the blood by promoting the
body’s eliminative functions. By encouraging the bile, speed up
digestion, purify the blood.
· Estrogen-like action helps with PMS, menopause and reduce pain associated with menopause
· Can relieve skin complaints, especially eczema and psoriasis.
Heart disease and stroke, by improving the cholesterol profile and
toning the arterial walls, as well as by preventing the clumping of red
blood cells that build up n the linings of arteries.
· Can be eaten in salads
· Include in honey as a flavoring.
Form(s) & Dose Used:
· Capsules: 2 “00" capsules, two to three times a day with meals.
Do not use with blood thinning medications, because Red Clover has
blood thinning properties of its own and may amplify the affects of
other blood thinning medications.
· Do not use fermented red clover
· Should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, as the effects on developing fetus and infants is not determined.
It is not recommended that you take red clover while on blood thinning
medication. May magnify blood thinning properties of medications.
Active Constituents & (or) Properties:
Properties: Alterative, antispasmodic, expectorant, anti-tumor,
anti-inflammatory, diuretic, nervine, sedative, antipyretic, tonic,
and able to improve acuity of vision because of high beta-carotene
Constituents: Isoflavones, flavonoids, coumarins, resins, minerals,
vitamins B3, C, E, beta-carotene, Beta-sitosterol, caffeic, eugenol,
methyl salicylate, salicylic acid, calcium, chromium, lecithin,
choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium,
zinc, molybdenum, phenolic glycosides, cyanogenic glycosides
· The coumarins tend to have mild blood-thinning properties, which make it useful for many chronic degenerative complaints.
For the treatment of cancer and tumors combine equal parts red clover
blossoms, chaparral, poke root, burdock root, dandelion root,
stillingia root, Oregon grape or barberry root, echinacea root,
sarsaparilla root, sassafras and devil’s club, and then make a tea
using one ounce of the combination simmered in a pint of boiling
distilled water for twenty minutes. Take three or four cups daily th
six “00" capsules of powdered kelp. One should, however, consider
seeking professional advice about the treatment of such serious
They contain isoflavones, which possesses estrogen-like actions
(genistein): the level of activity of 100 grams of the dried plant
corresponds to 0.55 - 0.56 micrograms of estradiol.
· The plant’s anti-cancer properties are enhanced by the presence of active carotene (richest in the blossoms) and vitamin E.
“The Way of Herbs” by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M,D, copyright 1998;
Herbal Therapies, Blood purification, 13, 32; Western herbs, Red
clover, 185; A botanical approach to cancer treatment, 312
· “Nutrition Almanac” Fifth edition by Lavon J. Dunne, copyright 2002, Alternative medicine, section 2, red clover, 30
· Internet http://www.herbalextractplus.com/red-clover.cfm , 1/12/07
· Internet http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/redclover_flowers.php , 1/12/07
“Complete illustrated guide to the Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffmann,
copyrighted 2002, The herbal, red clover, 154; 207-8; 214-215
Common Name: BasilBotanical Name: Ocimum basilicumFamily: Labiatae/Lamiaceae (mint)Energy & Flavors: N.A.Systems Affected: Digestive, gastric, Parts Used: Seeds and leavesCommon Use:· Indigestion, fevers, colds, flu, kidney bladder troubles, headaches, cramps, nausea, vomiting, constipation, nervous conditions, flatulence and fullness, · Easing the “griping” pains associated with laxatives.· Constipation, indigestion, diabetes, hypothyroid· Can be used in foods and teas for its calming properties.Form(s) & Dose Used:· Infusion; 1 ounce leaves, to 1 pint water. Simmer for 20 minutes (for fever, add while simmering, 3 black powdered peppercorns per cup will be effective.)· Spice (Leaves) used in foods· Tablet· Capsule; 2 to 3 “00"capsules, 2 times a day with water at mealtimes.· Tincture· Oil can be used topically Side Effects:· Avoid during pregnancy and when breast-feeding. Do not supplement if you have kidney or liver disease.Drug Interactions:· NoneContraindications:· The safety of the herb has not been established for pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children under six.
Active Constituents & (or) Properties:· Properties; Antipyretics, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, alterative, diuretic, nervine, high antioxidant properties, essential oil is antibacterial. · Constituents; Basil has a unique aroma because of the many constituents of its essential oil. The oil contains 1,8-cineol, citral, eugenol, linalool, methyl chavicol, methyl cinnamate in relatively large quantities and bisabolene, camphor, cryophyllene, geranoil, and ocimene in smaller quantities influencing taste and action in the body.Notes:· Essential Oil; European scientists are investigating the use as treatment for antibiotic resistant infections with Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Pseudomonas. There are some indications that basil oil may help restore immune function damaged by stress.· Basil oil helps the active ingredients of other herbs penetrate the skin when added to ointments, liniments, and salvesReference Source:· “The Way of Herbs” by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., copyright 1998; pages, herbal properties, 33; kitchen medicines, 73· "Healing with Whole Foods” Third Edition, by Paul Pitchford, copyright 2002; pages, chapter 25: Part 3: the five element and organ systems, fire element, spices, 337; Part 4: diseases and their dietary treatment, chapter 33: other degenerative disorders, asthma, cold-type asthma, 434· “Prescription for Natural Cures” by James F. Balch, M.D. & Mark Stengler, N.D., copyright 2004; pages, the essentials of natural medicine, herbal medicine, basil, 604· Internet - http://www.mountainroseherbs,com/learn/basil/php , 1-25-2007· Internet - http://www.herbalextractplus.com/basil.cfm , 1-25-2007
- Please take note that Basil has been used for centuries in cooking and for stomach upset with no harm reported. Please use common sense in any use of herbs. Remember that to much of almost anything can make you sick.
Common Name: TurmericBotanical Name: Curcuma LongaFamily: ZingiberaceaeEnergy & Flavors: Spicy, bitter, warmSystems Affected: Heart, liver, lungs, gastrointestinal tract.Parts Used: Rhizomes (The part of the plant that is above ground)Common Use:
• Interfere with cancer growth, stops the oxidation of cholesterol, lowers cholesterol levels, protecting against formation of plaque in arteries, blocks toxic compounds from reaching or reacting with body tissues, and may prevent cataracts • Fights free radicals, protects the liver against toxins , aids circulation, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory properties, good for all arthritic conditions.• Used as a seasoning and the main ingredient in curry powder.• Has inhibited the spread of HIV in laboratory tests.• Lowers blood sugar for treatment of diabetes.• Help regulate menses & prevent or lessen PMS symptoms. Because it seems to activate the liver function and helps to regulate & balance hormones. • Anti cancer, it potentially helps prevent new cancers that are caused by chemotherapy or radiation used to treat existing cancers.Form(s) & Dose Used:• Capsules: 150 mg with every meal. (Three times a day)• Tincture:• Infusion or decoction: 3 - 9 grams of herb to one cup Side Effects:• Do not take high amounts during pregnancy.• Use with caution if you have gallstones.Drug Interactions:• Do not take if you are on blood thinner medication, because turmeric has blood thinning properties.Contraindications:• Caution: extended use can result in stomach distress. Recommend using three weeks on and three weeks off, alternating another herb with the properties. • Not recommended for persons with biliary tract obstruction, as curcumin stimulates bile secretion.• People with congestive heart failure, whose cause remains unidentified, should avoid this herb.• Turmeric is not recommended for people with painful gallstones, obstructive jaundice, acute bilious colic or extremely toxic liver disorder.• Turmeric is considered a uterine stimulant, pregnant women should not use.Active Constituents & (or) Properties:• Constituents: Alpha-pinene, alpha-terpineol, azulene, beta-carotene, borneol, caffeic acid, caryophyllene, cinnamic acid, curcumin, eugenol, guaiacol, limonene, linalool 1, 8-cineole, p-courmaric acid, p-cymene, 60% turmerones, vanillic acid, essential oil, miscellaneous proteins, sugars, fixed oil. • Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, emmenagogue, aromatic stimulant, cholagogue, alterative, analgesic, astringent, antisepticNotes:• Nutrients: Calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.• One of the best anti-inflammatory herbs• Used quite often in the fight of cancers.Reference Source:• “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” Third Edition, by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, copyright 2000, pages Part one Elements of Health, Antioxidants, 55; Part one Elements of Health, Herbs, Turmeric, 110.• “Prescription for Natural Cures” by James F. Balch, M.D., Mark Stengler, N.D., copyright 2004, pages Conditions, Gallbladder problems, 265; The essentials of narutal medicine, herbal medicine, turmeric, 621.• “The Way of Herbs” by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., copyright 1998, pages Western herbs, Turmeric, 200.• Internet - http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/turmeric_root.php• Internet - http://www.herbalextractsplus.com/turmeric/cfm
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Common Name: Grapefruit seed extract, Citrus seed extract
Botanical Name: Citrus paridisi (Extracted from organically grown Grapefruit)
Family: Rutaceae (rue)
Energy & Flavors: Bitter, warming
Systems Affected: digestive, skin
Parts Used: Seed extract
• Inhibit and destroy several classes of microbes and parasites, among them: protozoa, amoebas, bacteria, viruses, and at least thirty different types of fungi, including the candida yeast-like fungi.
• Internal uses: diarrhea(take daily while traveling to prevent “traveler’s diarrhea”), allergies , candida overgrowth, giardia and most other parasites, flu, sinusitis, strep throat, and staph infections, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
• External uses: applied in various dilutions for warts, athlete’s foot, nail fungi, dandruff and other scalp problems, poison oak, vaginal yeast infection, nasal and sinus problems, ear infections.
• Home uses: a few drops of the extract to water for soaking produce to remove parasites and pesticides, sterilizing laundry (used this way in hospitals), cleaning contaminated surfaces, kitchen utensils and cutting boards (sanitation), and ridding drinking (water treatment), bathing, and swimming water of microbes.
• The high Vitamin C content is a potent immune enhancer.
Form(s) & Dose Used:
• Liquid extracts- 10 - 20 drops three times a day
• Capsules - 200 mg three times a day.
• Sprays [household disinfectant, and nasal sprays]
• Many other forms for treating a host of maladies.
• Should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.
• Heavily concentrated! Is severely irritating to the skin in its undiluted form. Must be diluted to a 1 - 2% concentration.
• Avoid contact with eyes.
• Not to be used internally unless properly diluted to a concentration of 1-2%.
• Certain medications may be activated with the use of grapefruit (or any citrus), and if in doubt, you should ask your health care provider. It may also enhance or possibly even counter the efficacy of prescription medicines (including cyclosporine and heart medications).
• Those who are allergic to citrus fruits may have reactions to Grapefruit seed.
• Cautions: Individuals with signs of dryness and/or deficiency, including the deficient yin syndrome, should use citrus seed extract sparingly.
Active Constituents & (or) Properties:
• Properties: Powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-fungal
• Constituents: Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (Flavonoids that have powerful antioxidant capabilities.) Packed with vitamin C and potassium, volatile oils, acids, coumarins, bioflavonoids (quercetin, hesperidin, rutin), folate, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, calcium, fiber, beta-carotene, biotin, all the B vitamins, and vitamin E.
• Studies have shown Grape Seed Extract to not only enhance the development of normal cells, but also inhibit abnormal cell growth.
• Grapefruit seed is said to destroy infection and bacteria, without destroying the helpful bacteria that are normally present.
• See attached for: Tooth brush cleaner, vegetable wash, dish & utensil cleaner, cutting board cleaner, all purpose cleaner.
• “Healing with Whole Foods” by Paul Pitchford, copyright 2002, Chapter 32: Cancer and the regeneration diets, 409; Chapter 50: fruit, 619-620
• “Prescription for Natural Cures” by James F. Balch, M.D., Mark Stengler, N.D., copyright 2004; Nutritional Supplements, The essentials of natural medicine, 576; Conditions, Athlete’s Foot, Super prescription #4, 66; Conditions, Candidiasis (Thrush and Yeast Infection), Super prescription #4, 127; Conditions, Parasites (Intestinal), Super prescription #5, 407; Conditions, Sinusitis, Super prescription #6, 479.
• “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” Third Edition, by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, copyright 2000, Part One: Elements of health, Antioxidants, 57; Part two, The disorders, cancer, 261
• Internet http://www.herbalextractsplus.com/grapefruit-seed.cfm , 1/12/07
• Internet http://wwwlmountainroseherbs.com/learn/grapefr.php , 1/12/07
Common Name: DandelionBotanical Name: Taraxacum officinaleFamily: CompositaeEnergy & Flavors: Leaves are cool and bitter, the root is bitter, sweet and cool.Systems Affected: Liver, spleen, stomach, kidney, bladderParts Used: Whole plantCommon Use:• Blood purifier, liver problems, urinary tract infections, skin eruptions, stomach pains, breast cancer, beverage, Anemia, high blood pressure, hepatitis, hypoglycemia, weight loss, fluid retention, cystitis, nephritis, female breast abscess (because it helps neutralize estrogen)Form(s) & Dose Used:• Standard infusion• Standard decoction• Tincture - 10 to 30 drops • To treat stomachaches, drink one-half cup of the infusion every half hour until relief is attained.Side Effects:• NoneDrug Interactions:Contraindications:• To much bitter flavor in the diet is drying, and therefore also contraindicated; use very bitter herbs such as golden seal, dandelion, echinacea, and burdock cautiously if at all.Active Constituents & (or) Properties:• Properties: Alterative, aperient, cholagogue, diuretic, lithotriptic (help to dissolve, eliminate urinary, biliary stoves and gravel.) stomachic, tonification, tonic , stimulant,• Constituents: Lactupicrine, a bitter principle, tannin, inulin and a latex like substance, polysaccharides, caroteneNotes:• Dandelion has the capacity to clear obstructions and stimulate and aid the liver to eliminate toxins from the blood. In this way it is particularly used as a blood purifying herb, and also partially due to its high mineral content.• Clearing obstructions of the spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, bladder and kidneys. It is of tremendous benefit to the stomach and intestines. • Dandelion root helps to balance liver and pancreatic enzymes necessary for digestion. This is a benefit to digestion, assimilation and elimination.• Serious cases of hepatitis have rapidly ben cured, sometimes within a week, with dandelion root tea taken in cupful doses four to six times daily and a light, easily digestd diet of vegetable broths and rice and mung bean porridge.• Dandelion root is a specific for hypoglycemia, but it may need to be combined with other tonic herbs such as ginseng and a little ginger for maximum benefit. A cup of dandelion tea is taken three times daily along with the recommended balanced diet. • It can be used to remedy recent onset of diabetes, especially when combined with huckleberry leaf in tea.• Chicory (Cichorium intybus) has properties similar to dandelion and can be used for similar purposes, although it has slightly more calming and blood-building properties.Reference Source:• “The Way of Herbs” by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M,D, copyright 1998; Blood purification and tonification, 12-14; alteratives (blood purifiers),32; diuretics, 35; lithotriptics (help eliminate urinary, biliary stones and gravel, 36; stimulant, 37; definition, use & dosage, 127-128; a botanical approach to cancer treatment, 314-315• “Healing with Whole Foods”Third edition, by Paul Pitchford, copyright 2002; Dandelion can raise or lower blood sugar as the body needs, 58; suggested for heat conditions of body, 62; interior / exterior building immunity/ green plants, 76; dietary recommendations for excess, 91; used for long term weight reduction, 119; heart and artery renewal, 168; vital alternatives to supplements, 215; silicon foods, 226: the morning elixir, 257-258; raw fruit, vegetable, or liquid fast, 277; therapeutic use of the five flavors, 309; bitters, 314; dietary principles for healing the liver [D. Bitter and sour foods reduce excesses of the liver], 327-328; too much bitters can be contraindicated, 351; help with bladder infection, 359; cancer and the regeneration diets, 423; genital herpes, 439; AIDS and, 438; blood cleansing and, 441; cancer and, 423; diabetes and, 373; greens, 167; liver excess and, 384; in recipes, 561• “Mountain Rose Herbs” www.mountainroseherbs.com 12/08/2006• Wikipedia Internet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion 11/16/2006
PHYTOMEDICINE PROFILE BY CYNTHIA WILSON
Common Name: Colostrum, Bovine colostrum, mothers milk, first milk
Botanical Name: NA
Family: Cow’s Milk
Energy & Flavors: NA
Systems Affected: The whole body
Parts Used: The first secretion from the cow’s utters after a baby’s birth.
(Also found in human mother’s first milk. Cow’s produce so much that part of it is harvested for human use.)
Rich source of proteins and antibodies.
Antiviral, antibacterial, regulates hormone for the thymus gland, increases metabolism to burn fat (it helps with weight loss),
stimulates T-cell production, accelerates healing, balances blood sugar-high and low, reduces insulin needs, builds lean muscle,
inhibits viral cell penetration, boosts immunity, regulate lymph, reduces inflammation, block strep, leaky gut syndrome,
E.Coli, salmonella, cryptosporidia, giardia, stimulate normal growth, regeneration and accelerated repair of aged or injured muscle, skin,
collagen, bone, cartilage, nerve tissues, repairs the body’s vital DNA and RNA, effective topical for burns, cuts, and abrasions.
Form(s) & Dose Used:
Capsules: 2 "00" capsules 2 times a day. If no improvement you may increase to 2 "00"capsules 3 times a day.
Powder: 1 teaspoon 2 times a day mixed with juice or liquid. If no improvement you may increase to 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.
None Colostrum can be used by adults, children, infants, and pets.
Active Constituents & (or) Properties:
Constituents: Immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, proline-rich polypeptide, -1, leukocytes, lysozsyme,
cytokines, interlukin-10, glycoprotein and trypsin inhibitors, lymphokines
People who were not breast-fed as infants - and who therefore failed to receive the immune impetus and
growth promoting activities fo colostrum, BLA, and a number of other key nutritional factors in
breast milk - may not have fully activated their liver functions.
Illnesses that respond to Colostrum:
Allergic reactions Grave’s disease
Addison’s disease Hay fever
Attention deficit disorder HIV/AIDS
Autism bacterial Lupus
Chronic fatigue Multiple sclerosis
Colitis Pernacious Anemia
Crohn’s disease Rheumatic fever
Cystic fibrosis Rheumatoid arthritis
Diverticulitis Stress stroke
Endometriosis Viral infections
Fibromyalgia Yeast infections
Food Allergies Candida AND MORE!!
Internet http://www.greenhealth.co.nz ,
"Colostrum; Life’s First Food" by Daniel G. Clark, M.D. and Kaye Wyatt
"Colostrum; A Journey Toward Better Health & Brighter Tomorrows" by Robert K. York, M.D.
"Prescription for Natural Cures" by Phyllis A. Ba.ch, CNC, copyright 2002, pages Part Two:
Herbal prescriptions for common health problems, Circulatory problems, 237
"Healing with Whole Foods" by Paul Pitchford, copyright 2002, pages Chapter 1:
origins and access to healing with whole foods, 37-38,40
PHYTOMEDICINE PROFILE BY CYNTHIA WILSON
Common Name: Suma, Para toda, Brazilian ginseng
Botanical Name: Pfaffia paniculata
Energy & Flavors: Sweet, mildly acrid, warm
Systems Affected: Spleen-pancreas, lung
Parts Used: Root, leaves, berries, bark
Energy tonic, stress reducer, fights inflammation, boosts immune system, combats anemia, nutrient,
inhibit tumor cell melanomas, promote a sense of well-being, relief of pains associated with cancer,
Good for AIDS, arthritis, cancer, liver disease, menopausal symptoms, high blood pressure,
Epstein-Barr virus and weakened immune system.
Form(s) & Dose Used:
Tonic dosage: 3-6 grams (most capsules are sold in 1 gram dosages.) two or three times daily;
for treatment of conditions [energy, adaptogen, demulcent, nutrient], Began with 3 grams and increase to 6 grams four times a day.
Decoction: Process for root tea - 2 teaspoons in 8 oz. of water, brought to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Strain, and consume, 2 to 3 times a day.
Powder sprinkled on food and drinks
Not to be taken by pregnant and (or) nursing women
Active Constituents & (or) Properties:
Properties: Energy tonic, adaptogen, demulcent, nutrient
Constituents: Rich in Amino acids, electrolytes, trace minerals, pfaffic aid, germanium, sitosterol, stigmasterol,
beta-ecdysone, and saponins. Nortriterpenoid saponin in which pfaffic acid was identified as a hydrolysis product.
Six saccharide derivatives of the pfaffic acid structural type. Five of the sex pfaffosides have been found to inhibit
cultured tumor cell melanomas. It also contains sitosterol, stigmasterol and allantoin. Further studies have shown the
presence of fairly high concentrations of germanium.
Phtochemicals: Beta-sitosterol, saponin, stigmasterol
Nutrients: Iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, E, and K
Most of the clinical data and research on the use of suma has been undertaken by Dr. Milton Brazzach, who is head
of the pharmaceutical department at Sao Paulo University. His interest began when his own wife was cured of breast cancer
by ingesting the root. Since that time he has documented at least 150 cases where fairly high daily amounts of suma
(up to 28 grams throughout the day) were taken over a period of several months to a few years. He has successfully used it
on some of the most serious diseases of our times, with the most outstanding results on many varieties of cancer,
especially leukemia and Hodgkin’s disease, and diabetes.
Michael Tierra has also winessed it increasing a general sense of well-being in at least one very advanced elderly cancer patient,
and achieving impressive results on a young teenage goy with childhood leukemia. My most consistent results to date have been
on patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or the so-called Epstein-Barr disease. He would not hesitate to recommend it to
anyone with chronic fatigue or low energy.
"The Way of Herbs" by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M,D, copyright 1998; Western herbs [Suma], 198-199
"Prescription for Nutritional Healing" Third Edition by Phyllis a Balch CNC, copyright 2000, Elements of health Part One, 109