Are there any herbs or foods that support someone who is undergoing treatment for cancer?

As always, you must work closely with your medical professional and/or holistic practitioner before introducing any new supplements or herbs.

Several of the herbalists I’ve seen or worked with in the past have recommended Flor Essence Tea to support the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system. When I was very ill with liver issues, I took 2 ounces of Flor Essence Tea each night diluted in 2 ounces of pure cranberry juice. Flor Essence is the modern version of “Essiac Tea,” which was popularized by a Canadian nurse and used on cancer patients throughout the 1900s.

Another supporting substance you can look into is cannabis oil, which is widely used these days for everything from epilepsy management to tumor shrinkage to plain old pain relief. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is the type of cannabis oil that Rick Simpson used for his skin cancer. I’ve had several friends use this (with doctor/naturopath approval) and they feel it helped them greatly in terms of managing their disease.


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