Many ancient remedies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of health challenges including cancers. They may be forgotten because of the dominance of mainstream medicine, but they are safe and effective and can be used as complementary cancer treatment options. Let’s dive into a few popular ones.
Liver healthMistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows on various types of trees, such as apple, oak, and pine. Viscum album is also called European mistletoe and differs from American mistletoe, commonly used as a decoration. The plant has thick, bristly leaves that are lance-shaped or oval. It has dense branches in oval shapes that are two inches long. Mistletoe attaches to a host tree or bush, penetrating the branches and absorbing nutrients and water to survive. This parasitic behavior is the most common feature of many species and types of mistletoe. Some species and varieties are toxic, especially the mistletoe found in America.
Mistletoe Mistletoe has been harvested for its leaves, stems, and berries for centuries due to its medicinal benefits. Mistletoe extract is most commonly prescribed as a complementary treatment for cancer in Europe. Mistletoe is known for its potential anti-cancer properties. It may prevent diabetes, soothe respiratory disorders, calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure, promote good sleep, eliminate inflammation, reduce snoring, and relieve menstrual pain. Researchers have found that chemical components in mistletoe may promote the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine, glutamic acid, and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).


These neurotrans mitters help improve insomnia and epilepsy. Mistletoe is one of the most widely researched alternative therapies for cancers. Research suggests that mistletoe helps boost the immune system to fight against cancers. It possesses anticancer qualities that inhibit cancer cell proliferation and even kill existing cancer cells. Antioxidants in mistletoe help improve blood circulation and protect the heart and blood vessels from damage. Mistletoe has been used in traditional medicine to help balance blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin secretion. The chemical components found in mistletoe help to get a restful sleep by showing a soothing effect on the nervous system, therefore, it helps regulate the sleep cycles.

Mistletoe - A Potent Anticancer Agent There are some highlights of the amazing health benefits of mistletoe:
  • Reduces high blood pressure. Helps treat certain cancers such as breast cancer.
  • Promotes sound sleep.
  • Calms the mind and helps relieve neurological disorders.
  • Helps balance blood sugars for diabetes.
  • Reduces the irritation of the respiratory system.
  • Strengthens the immune system.


Mistletoe extracts are usually suggested by subcutaneous injection at a dosage of 0.1-30 milligrams by a well-trained clinician, several times a week as a complementary treatment for cancers such as breast cancer.

Mistletoe tea can be consumed about 30 minutes before sleep to aid sleep. Mistletoe tea also helps reduce anxiety, respiratory distress, hormonal imbalance, etc. The best way to use mistletoe is under the guidance of an experienced herbalist. Precautions: Only European mistletoe can be used therapeutically because American mistletoe is unsafe. Mistletoe teaDon’t consume raw mistletoe of any variety, as it can be poisonous and may induce vomiting, seizures,
low heart rate, and even death. larger amounts of mistletoe are not considered safe and can cause side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and other side effects. Short-term, frequent use of mistletoe may cause liver damage. It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or people with leukemia and liver damage. You should consult an herbalist or clinician before taking it.

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Sheep Sorrel Sheep Sorrel, also called Red Sorrel or RumexAcetosella, is a powerful herb used for centuries for treating all kinds of health challenges including cancers. The herb is known as sheep sorrel because it often thrives in places where the sheep roam. Sheep Sorrel grows as a tall weed that is widely available in Europe, North America, Asia, and other places in the world.Sheep-sorrel These plants produce green leaves that have the shape of an arrowhead, while the stems are deeply ridged and have a reddish tinge. The flowers of sheep sorrel appear on a tall and straight stem. The color of the female flowers of this plant is maroon. Every part of the plant from roots, stems, leaves, and berries can be used. Sheep sorrel served as food for hundreds of years as the plant is edible from its roots to its leaves. It is also used for seasoning meat and bread, and it is still used in food today often as a thickener in soups.
Sheep Sorrel is high in Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin K, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. It also contains saponin compounds such as quercetin, anthraquinones, and tannins, which are powerful antioxidants that help prevent cancers. Sheep Sorrel contains rutin, which is a potent antioxidant and anticancer agent, and also beta-carotene that creates more “T” cells to kill cancer cells. sinusitis It also can help dissolve tumors and break them down. Sheep sorrel is an important detoxifying herb and the freshly obtained juice of its leaves has a distinct diuretic effect. sinusitisIt is commonly used in folk medicine, especially for treating diarrhea, cancer, fever, scurvy, and inflammation. The leaves and stem of this plant are used as a diuretic tea. Sheep sorrel is also commonly used for reducing inflammation such as sinusitis. The tannins present in this plant help decrease the production of mucus by the body. There is sufficient clinical evidence regarding the use of this plant for treating sinusitis. Sheep sorrel also acts as a vasodilator to maintain the fluid balance in the body. It decreases the stress in the cardiovascular system and helps regulate blood pressure. In addition, this herb also has antibacterial and antiviral properties to fight against infections. People can apply sheep sorrel topically to rinse the skin if they are suffering from skin issues like eczema, herpes, and itchy rashes. Sheep sorrel is hepato-protective, it protects the liver and boosts liver functions. The protocatechuic acid and anthocyaninsin sheep sorrel protect the liver from damage.

Here are some amazing health benefits of sheep sorrel:Sheep Sorrel

  • Prevents cancers and boosts immunity.
  • Detoxifies the liver and supports liver functions.
  • Supports digestive health and relieves indigestion and constipation.
  • Relieves UTIs due to its diuretic and antibacterial properties.
  • Reduces skin irritations, rashes, and minor wounds.
  • Promotes healthy bones.
  • Improves the cardiovascular system and manages cholesterol levels.
You can consume the fresh leaves of the plant as a green vegetable. However, avoid taking the leaves in excess as they can be toxic due to the presence of oxalic acid. Sheep sorrel leaves are nutritious for flavoring mixed salads. You should not overconsume this plant since it contains a high level of oxalic acid, which can be potentially toxic in high doses.sheep-sorrel-salad sheep-sorrel-saladIt is safe to take sorrel in small amounts but should not exceed 500 grams. Too much oxalic acid can cause kidney stones. People suffering from health conditions like kidney stones or arthritis should be particularly cautious if they want to incorporate sheep sorrel weed into their diet. Large doses of sheep sorrel can cause diarrhea and cramps. If you are taking sorrel supplements, always take the lower dose as directed by a clinician.

Diet and nutrition are the foundation to fight against any health challenges including cancers, let’s check these amazing healing foods for cancer prevention.

I hope you enjoy the information. Prevention is the key. The body has to be clean in order to heal. Please check a variety of treatments we offer to support liver detox and lymphatic drainage.


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About the author: Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

As a Holistic Health Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, TCM Practitioner, Energy Healer, Master Hypnotist, Reiki Master, Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Lucy Liu, the founder of, has gained a good reputation in holistic health after many years of serving patients and clients as a holistic health practitioner. Lucy has developed a unique and comprehensive approach, which combines Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Energy Medicine, and Alternative Medicine together, to help others achieve optimal health by creating harmony between the body, mind, and spirit, and maintain long-term success for healthy lifestyle changes.
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