Guinea Hen Weed: The New Way to Fight Against Cancer?

| 1/16/2012 2:51:40 PM

LisaI am a mom with a million things to do and not enough time to do it all. I’m loving every minute of it, though.  I’m homeschooling my two children and together we are learning to use our yard to grow as much as we can.  We’ve become passionate about collecting plants. We also keep hens, a few ducks, quail, a couple bunnies, red-wiggler worms, honeybees and dairy goats on our old tennis court. If you’d like to see what we’re up to, visit Pick Me Yard.  

Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled growth of a group of cells in the body. There are many types and locations of cancer cells, as well as many treatments. It used to be a running joke that the Jamaicans touted ganja as a cure for cancer. “Yeah man, it cure your cancer ya' know.” We would laugh, but the joke was on us when it turned out to be kind of true. Although cannabis does not cure cancer, research shows that it can definitely help fight it. So when my friend from Jamaica recently told me about guinea hen weed being a possible treatment for cancer, I didn’t laugh. I listened intently.

Guinea Hen Weed In Jar 1-16-2012
Dried guinea hen weed. 

Guinea hen weed (Petiveria alliacea) is an herb that grows wildly all over the island of Jamaica and it’s showing a lot of promise in the fight against cancer, including breast and prostate. 

I’ve done a lot of research on the fascinating herb and learned that it’s been used in herbal medicine for quite a long time. It’s been used for pain relief and ailments such as diabetes, arthritis, flu and cold, infections, and ... cancer. Guinea hen weed has been studied in-depth recently by scientists and there’s lots of information about it on the internet.

Guinea Hen Weed In Hand 1-16-2012
Dried guinea hen weed in the palm of my hand. 

Leon Benjamin
11/25/2012 7:07:35 PM

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