PRODUCT: Sutherlandia (Cancer Bush)
DESCRIPTION: Sutherlandia, 60 capsules, 300 mg each.
Suggested use : 1 capsule twice daily after meals
BENEFITS: Anti-viral and tonic properties, cancer treatment. For anxiety, stress and depression, HIV and AIDS.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Sutherlandia is Africa's most widely used herbal medicine. Its high levels of GABA, the brain neurochemical, help uplift those suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression.
It is also a tonic herb with proven anti-viral properties and is considered to be a primary herbal medicine used in treating cancer (anti-viral, manages wasting, improves appetite)
Traditional uses Sutherlandia is mainly used as a bitter tonic (amarum) and adaptogen. It has a long history of traditional use against self-limiting conditions as well as an adjuvant for serious ailments. These include colds and influenza, cough, asthma, bronchitis, fever, indigestion, poor appetite, gastritis, peptic ulcers, dysentery, diabetes, liver conditions, rheumatism, urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, stress and anxiety.
It has been used in the treatment and prevention of cancer, hence the common name (Cancer Bush). Recent anecdotes and observations indicate immune stimulatory properties (similar to those of Astragalus) and significant benefits in the treatment of wasting in cancer and AIDS.
Recent in vitro studies indicate anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-HIV, anti-diabetic and anti-stress effects.
The various chemical compounds identified in Sutherlandia provide a possible rationale for its varied traditional uses.
L-canavanine is a potent L-arginine antagonist that has documented anti-cancer and anti-viral activity, including activity against the influenza virus and retroviruses.
Canavanine is an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase and has the potential for the treatment of septic shock and chronic inflammation.
A USA patent suggests clinical application in treating the wasting in cancer and AIDS patients. The amino acid GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that accounts for the use of Sutherlandia for anxiety and stress.
Pinitol is a known anti-diabetic agent that may also have an application in the treatment of wasting in cancer and AIDS.
Suggest that Sutherlandia taken on a daily basis can improve appetite, facilitate weight gain and improve CD4 counts of HIV positive people.
If taking medication, discuss with your healthcare professional before use. Avoid use during pregnancy and lactation
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The Benefits of Sutherlandia for Dogs
Sometimes science works forwards, by hypothesizing how a molecule will help a
disease according to its structure. And sometimes science works backward, looking to history for inspiration. This is what happened with Sutherlandia.
Sutherlandia frutescens is a scrubby little bush, fond of the most arid regions of southern Africa. What makes this plant extraordinary is the way in which African tribes have used the leaves for centuries to treat cancer, ulcers, anxiety, flu, and arthritis.
When scientists took this plant into the laboratory they found it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It also (quite famously) stops wasting in cancer patients.
The next question to answer was how this plant had these effects. Sutherlandia frutescens, when analyzed, was found to contain L-canavanine, pinitol, GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) and asparagine.
Amongst other therapeutic effects, the leaves are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immuno-modulating. It also seems to be very safe and well tolerated.
This is exactly what is needed to alleviate your dog's itchiness.