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Cancer Bush information
Traditional Uses of Cancer Bush
Brew cancer bush tea from the leaves. Traditionally, Sutherlandia was used as a remedy to treat fever, chicken pox, flu, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and stomach and liver problems.
The DAFF of South-Africa’s description of Cancer bush:
Cancer bush is used as an immune booster in the treatment of HIV/Aids, as a medicine in the treatment of chicken pox, internal cancers, colds, ‘flu, asthma, TB, bronchitis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, liver problems, haemorrhoids, piles, bladder and uterus problem, diarrhoea, dysentery, stomach ailments, heartburn, peptic ulcers, backache, diabetes, varicose veins and inflammation. It is also used in
the treatment of mental and emotional stress, including irritability, anxiety and depression and it could aid digestion and improve the appetite.
Scientific Study of Cancer Bush
Sutherlandia frutescens has been promoted as useful to people with HIV/AIDS, but there is no evidence of benefit, and it interactsadversely with conventional drugs used, such as antiretroviral drugs.