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  • #32557
    hercules
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    Chinese chick, when I first came home after surgery, my oldest daughter, who was my primary caretaker when I came home found an herbal tea called Esiac tea and I don’t remember the herbs, maybe three and I won’t mention the company, this is an herbal blend that has been around since the twenties and there are stories of incurable cancer suddenly reversing and clearing up. I did drink this tea every evening before bed with honey, and it was soothing and it helped me rest during a time when things were very uncertain. Maybe for two or three years, then I just sort of phased it out because it wasn’t cheap. My oncologist knew of this and said take it if I wish. Good luck, Pat

    #32558
    chinesechick
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    Thank you Gavin.

    I will definitely check with my mom’s oncologist before giving her this tea.

    Always appreciate your help.

    Nancy

    Gavin wrote:
    Hi Chinese Chick,

    Yes, the box is right! For anyone who wants to try supplements of any type like this I would strongly recommend that they consult with their docs or onc prior to starting anything at all. I am not saying that this tea is bad, wrong or harmful or anything like that at all, but just that you should take advice from medical professionals before trying it.

    For questions like this I always like to go to a reputable source for info on a product as I am sure you are aware that the internet contains a billion claims about a zillion products! I guess you know what I mean though!!

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has this on Dandelion Tea –

    https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/dandelion

    Have you tried searching on the nutrition board for more info on this one? I hope that the above link is of use to you.

    My best wishes to you,

    Gavin

    #32559
    chinesechick
    Participant

    Thank you.

    I was looking to purchase Traditional Medicinals organic roasted dandelion root tea from a Down to Earth, a local natural food store here.

    Thanks for the other food suggestions. Can beets and artichoke used in juicing?

    Nancy

    Beatriz wrote:
    Chinese Chick,

    Dandelion Root Tea is harmless but may not be tolerated well by the patient. I buy my teas at Whole Foods from the brand Traditional Medicinals. I tried one packet with my father and it gave him stomach ache so no more. The same thing happens with Ginger tea if I use more than one packet or if I use fresh ginger but boil it for more than 5 minutes.

    My natural doctor have told me that eating the food will not hurt you, what hurts sometimes is the elevated concentrations of the supplements in this case if you were to give him Dandelion Root Supplement Pills.

    I ignore which tea you are buying but if you buy from a reputable brand such as Traditional Medicinals and just use one packet, nothing bad happen other than allergic reaction or stomach ache. However, his stomach may react because of increased sensitivity of everything else such as chemo, pain meds, blood pressure meds, etc…

    Dandelion Leaves are also sold and we put them in our stews or soups, dandelion leaves help kidneys and bladder where Dandelion Root helps the liver.

    My recommendation is look for a natural doctor who can better advise you on the herbs and food use. If you call traditional doctors they have no idea and thus cannot give a recommendation.

    Dandelion is only one of the many foods out there to help liver you also have beets and artichoke that are often eaten in many dishes.

    Hope this helps and remember food will not hurt it is in the form of concentrated pills that supplements can hurt.

    Best Wishes,

    Beatriz

    #32560
    gavin
    Moderator

    Hi Chinese Chick,

    Yes, the box is right! For anyone who wants to try supplements of any type like this I would strongly recommend that they consult with their docs or onc prior to starting anything at all. I am not saying that this tea is bad, wrong or harmful or anything like that at all, but just that you should take advice from medical professionals before trying it.

    For questions like this I always like to go to a reputable source for info on a product as I am sure you are aware that the internet contains a billion claims about a zillion products! I guess you know what I mean though!!

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has this on Dandelion Tea –

    https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/dandelion

    Have you tried searching on the nutrition board for more info on this one? I hope that the above link is of use to you.

    My best wishes to you,

    Gavin

    #2812
    chinesechick
    Participant

    Anyone tried dandelion root tea to help with CC? any good results?

    I was just about to purchase some organic dandelion root tea for my mom…then read the box. It said to consult with physician if have the following symptoms…and one was obstruction in the bile duct.

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