Recently a keynote Chinese clinical trial was undertaken to study the anti-cancer benefits of two herbs formulas, “Y” and “C”. These mixtures were:

  1. “Y” Formula: schidigera yucca, licorice root, fennel seed, clove buds, anise seed, cinnamon bark, etc.
  2. “C” Formula: burdock root, rhubarb root, slippery elm bark, sheep sorrel.

This article has summarized 583 cases of taking “C” Formula and “Y” Formula (288 cases of cancer, 84 cases of asthma, 176 cases of rhinallergosis, 35 cases of lupus erythematosus). Of the 288 cases of cancer patients, 145 cases were notably effective, accounting for 50.37%; 100 cases were effective, accounting for 34.70%. The most effective cases were observed on the patients with intestinal cancer, malignant lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, leukaemia.

In everyday figures 85% great success, 15% moderately effective, 15% not much use. This is better than chemo anyway but don’t forget the added bonus: these herbs were shown to be harmless in test doses administered to mice which were 555 higher than the clinical herbal dose!

Generally speaking, the combined use of “C” Formula and “Y” Formula on the same patient was very effective on strengthening /adjusting the function of the immunologic system of the human body. Otherwise, the independent use of either of the drugs was not as effective. For more than seventy years, the two drugs have been indeed effective in cancer prevention and treatment. Tea, in fact, can be medicine with good taste and enjoyable. However, since the essential ingredients of “C” Formula and “Y” Formula are pure herbs, “C” Formula and “Y” Formula should be classified as effective medicine.

Remedy “C” above is essentially the Essiac formula (Essiac recipe next section).


Probably the most famous herbal cancer remedy is Essiac, named after Canadian nurse Rene M. Caisse (her surname in reverse). She claimed it was an ancient Ojibway Indian formula. Wherever it came from, its claim to success is riding high. There are many stories of its efficacy though, until the above trial in China, no actual scientific studies. It may help, is harmless and at worst would be a waste of money, so you may care to try it.

There are hundreds of sources on the Internet and you will have to satisfy yourself of their potency and authenticity.

In recent years, this formula has gained notoriety. There are interesting, substantiated accounts of its recent use in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Gary Glum has investigated and written extensively about the Essiac Formula in his book, “Calling of An Angel.” In the early 1920’s, Caisse, who lived in Canada, began giving the preparation to any one who requested it as a treatment for cancer. It is reported that even the worst cases were cured or lived longer than expected and were free of pain.

As one would expect, the government became involved and Caisse was attacked. More than 55,000 signatures were collected on her behalf, thus allowing her to continue her work. She was not allowed to charge for her services. Many of these hopeless patients lived more than thirty-five years after treatment. Caisse also discovered that the ESSIAC FORMULA was a preventative for many diseases and was effective in correcting thyroid disorders, stomach ulcers and diabetes. Recently it has been used in the treatment of AIDS.

When Caisse died in 1978, the Canadian Ministry of Health and Welfare destroyed all of her documents. “Book burning” is obviously not just an historical event that happened in Nazi Germany! One has to wonder why democratic countries feel compelled to suppress knowledge of any kind?

The treatment and control of cancer is an immense multi-billion dollar industry. The prevention and cure of cancer is not on the agenda of the “cancer mafia”. Dr. Charles Brusch, personal physician to President John F. Kennedy, treated thousands of patients with cancer. Dr. Brusch stated that Essiac was a cure for cancer and was placed under a “gag-order” by the Federal Government. Dr. Brusch treated and cured his own cancer with Essiac and his records are still preserved.

The most important herb in the formula is SHEEP’S SORREL and it is non-toxic. This herb is banned in Canada and in the United States. It is, however, an extremely common weed and easily found by anyone who recognizes it. It was not the only herb that has been banned when news of its use in cancer got out.

Rene Caisse had been given special permission by the Canadian Government to treat individuals with cancer. As in so many instances of a similar nature, the cases were limited to certified and well-documented terminally ill patients declared incurable by the establishment.

The ESSIAC FORMULA consists of four herbs:

  • SHEEP’S SORREL (Rumex Acetosella) – 16 ounces as powder
  • BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium Lappa) – 6 1/2 cups in cut form
  • RUBARB ROOT (Rheum Palmatum) – 1 ounce in powdered form
  • SLIPPERY ELM BARK (Ulmus Fulva) -.4 ounces in powdered form

Preparation of Essiac:

The dry ingredients are mixed thoroughly.

Place only one cup of the dry mixture in 2 gallons of sodium-free distilled water that has been boiling for 30 minutes in a 4 gallon covered pot (at sea level – if at higher elevations boil longer). Store the remainder of the drymixture of herbs in a dark cool area as the herbs are sensitive to light. Stir and continue to boil (covered) for 10 more minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and scrape down the sides of the pot, stir well, cover again with a lid, let stand for 12 hours and then heat quickly to near boilingfor 20 minutes, but DO NOT BOIL.

Strain the liquid into a 3 gallon pot. Clean the 4 gallon pot and strain the liquid once more back into it. Immedi­ately pour the hot liquid into sterilized bottles through a funnel and cap tightly. When the bottles cool tighten the caps again.


Hoxey Herbs

Another honoured herbal medicine is Harry Hoxey’s formula, said to have valuable properties against cancer. It too is based a great deal on Indian lore, such as the red sap from bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), which has traditionally been used for cancer by native Americans living along the shores of Lake Superior. Hoxey was denounced as a fraud and a quack in the 1950s (the era of McCarthy’s witch hunts). In the years since that time science has discovered anti-cancer substances in virtually all Hoxey’s herbs. For instance, blood root contains an alkaloid, sanguinarine, that has powerful anti-tumor properties.

Again the formula is no secret and there are plenty of people willing to sell it to you on the Internet.


“It has been found in hundreds of medical and scientific tests conducted worldwide, to stimulate and boost almost every aspect of your immune system. It helps the body create more immune blood cells….It is famous for cancer and should be used two weeks on and one week off until health returns…I have had many patients recover from cancer, some from AIDS and other degenerative diseases, and all of them used Echinacea as a foundation part of the program.”–Dr Richard Shulze.

Ginseng (Eleutherococcus)

It helps to know there are several plants by the name “Ginseng”. The one grown on the islands of the Indian Ocean is Hydrocotylee asiatica; Panax quiquefolius or American ginseng has been shown effective against liver cancer (S. Odashia, European Journal of Cancer, 1979; and H> Abe, Experientia, 1979). Classic Siberian ginseng is Eleutherococcus sentiocus boost white cells and so logically helps against cancer.

Chapparal (creosote bush)

This common shrub of the American South-West, is usually prepared in the form of a tea. As expected, the pharmaceutical industry is again trying to out-do nature by exploring the anti-cancer properties of what they refer to as the “active ingredient,” Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA).

Chaparral is commonly referred to as the creosote bush. NDGA was shown by S. Birkenfeld to reduce the occurrence of colon cancer in rats, fed a chemical that induced that cancer.

D.K. Shalini demonstrated NDGA’s ability to protect genes against carcinogens and published this experiment in Molecular Cell Biochemistry, 1990.

The breast cancer preventive effect of NDGA was demonstrated by D.L. McCormick and A.M. Spicer (Cancer Left., 1987).

Leukemia cell cultures were inhibited by NDGA (A.M. Miller, Journal of Laboratory Clinical Medicine, 1989) Human brain cancer cell growth was likewise inhibited by NDGA (DE. Wilson, Journal of Neurosurgery, 1989.)

Cancer cell inhibition was intensively explored in the doctorate thesis of J Zemora (Auburn University, 1984) Regression of the deadly melanoma and treatment of choriocarcinoma and lymphosarcoma have been sited by CR. Smart in Cancer Chemotherapy Reports, 1969, and American Cancer Society, 1971.

D. Vanden Berghe demonstrated the anti-cancer and anti-viral activity of other chaparral extracts and P. Train wrote of use as an anti-bacterial.

Naturally, NDGA is toxic to the kidney and can be deadly when combined with some biologicals (D.R. Shasky, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1986; and J.D. Gardner, Kidney International, 1987).

Because of a rare case in which signs of liver damage showed up after several months of taking chaparral leaf, M. Katz in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 1990, warned that “the public and the medical profession must be wary of all ‘harmless’ non-prescription medications, whether purchased in pharmacies or elsewhere.” M. Katz, of course, did not site all the horrendous problems with the synthetic NDGA!

Cannabis (Marijauna, hash)!

Cannabis, also known as Marijuana, is one of the best known of all herbs. Although every sin on the face of the earth has been blamed on its use, A.E. Munson, et al., in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1975, wrote of the anti-neoplastic activity of marijuana derivatives. To the amazement of all readers, it described the retarding effect on the growth of lung cancer in mice in as little as ten days and even more pronounced beneficial effects, with continued use.

Marijuana has also been used by cancer patients to counteract the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy (P. V. Tortorice, Pharmacotherapy, 1990; H.J. Eyre, Cancer, 1984).

To make sure that patients with cancer would not enjoy the usual effects known for marijuana, science has spared them this asocial benefit by testing synthetic substances (dronabinol and nabilone – N. Lane, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1990), which, of course, will undoubtedly have “side-effects,” at an exorbitant price. Then, it will obviously be socially acceptable!

A.M. Dalzell, in the Archives of the Diseases of Children, 1986, honestly pointed out that Nabilone had a higher incidence of side effects than occurred when smoking marijuana!

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