Nov 1, 2013

DeeVaJayTy Essentials: Guinea Hen Weed

Guinea Hen Weed (Petivera Alliacea): Anamu is a herb that is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. Its botanical name is Petiveria alliacea, but in Jamaica, it is known as guinea hen weed, guinea hen leaf, garlic weed or gully root.

Anamu has a long history in herbal medicine in all the countries where it grows. Herbalists and natural-health practitioners have traditionally used anamu for a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, infections, diabetes, cancer, for pain relief, and to induce abortion.

Over the past quarter of a century, however, modern scientific research has studied anamu intensively. Many biologically active compounds have been discovered in anamu: flavanoids, triterpenes, steroids, and sulphur compounds. The research published on anamu now validates many of the historical uses of this herb.

Interestingly, the researchers found that of the 20 compounds isolated from the plant - several of which had never been identified in nature before - some were similar to compounds found in garlic, a plant known to have medicinal properties.

Dosage & Preparation

I recommend using organically grown anamu herb, free of insecticides, herbicides and other pollution.

One heaping tablespoonful of the whole powdered anamu plant is diffused in one litre of hot water. The resulting tea is drunk preferably on an empty stomach. An average dosage is four ounces (about half a cup) twice daily.

*** Please do read the two sources listed below **

Zoologist Dr Lawrence Williams intent on finding a cure for cancer, believes he's on the brink of a breakthrough as he and his counterparts in Germany have been able to produce the anti-cancer compound, dibenzyl trisulphide (DTS), from guinea hen weed (petivera alliacea), which grows wild across Jamaica.

The DTS compound, produced through three years of work at the University of Hohenheim in Germany, has, when applied to cancer cells in vitro (outside a living organism), been found effective in the cure of various types of cancer. Among them:
* brain (neuro blastoma),
* bladder (primary bladder carcinoma),
* breast (mammary carcinoma),
* fibrous (sarcoma),
* skin (melanoma), and
* small cell lung cancer.

The anti-cancer action of dibenzyl trisulphide is linked to the molecule ability to disrupt the skeletal framework of cells, of which there are two - actin and microtubules.

Microtubles is the one responsible for cell division and that is the one that the dibenzyl trisulphide acts on. So we have found that with a normal cell, the dibenzyl trisulphide has no effect on it.


*** Experienced in healing humanity homeopathically ***
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