I`m a citizen of Finland and quite normally educated guy,so my skills to write and discuss in english language are a bit limited, so I save you from all medical jargon, which is ok, because I don`t understand it either so we are all happier already.
As writing in bearable english is slow process for me, I quote some "private"-conversations I have written before. Main task is to help and give some ideas to anyone who have tough times with serious illnesses.
To have enough hemp-oil to start 90-days medication could be very difficult for most of us, we don`t plan these illnesses and we are usually quite confused and vulnerable when we are hit by bad news, so it can take some time and all kind of adjustments until we have enough of that stuff.
Cannabis is the heavy artillery of herbal medicines, no doubt about it. As long you don`t have cannabis you can use other herbal medicines and use them also then when you have cannabis-oil.
My father, 69-years, had pancreatic cancer diagnosis at 9th of January, last autumn he started to have some stomach pains and lost appetite, some constipation occasionally. Doctor thought that he might have ulcer or some kind of infection, so he ordered my father to take some laxative stuff and painkillers. My father ate lots of painkillers for rest of the year and at December he was on closer examination which lead to pancreatic cancer diagnosis at 9th of January 2011. We were of course quite shocked and I remember how my dad started to speak like "Ok, maybe this is how it should be, I have lived good life this far and my time is up etc. etc..."
I said no, we`ll kick that cancer`s ass first and then we kick some more. So at same day I sowed some cannabis-seeds and started my first indoor-growing for ages, I usually grow outdoor , so we had to buy some equipment and set up a closet for growing.
My mother , 73-years, had Alzheimer`s disease diagnosed few years ago, with medication it hasn`t developed as fast as it can without it, but I sure want to help her as much as I can. She still can have conversations and can do some basic household work, but ability to focus and concentrate to new things has decreased, so I started giving her natural medicines too.
For my father I had some 220 grams of well cured oudoor-bud left from last summer`s outdoor grow, first I thought of making oil of it and add all leaf and stem-material too, but I ended up giving just dry bud with olive oil to my father, mainly because I think it as a first-aid, getting some more time for us until we have oil.
This turned out to be a good decision, after just two days of taking cannabis my father had left painkillers aside, had better appetite and what`s most important he was able to have a long deep sleep of 8-9 hours a night, which he hadn`t have since last autumn. So I thanked myself of not being a greedy smoker, having some valuable medicine left! Good karma!
The number that describes the amount of cancer-cells in my father`s system was 27 at 9th of January, in scale of 1-300. When you go over 100 you are terminally ill and 300 is some kind of theoretical maximum. Anyway, "27" might now give you an impression that ok, that`s not bad if the scale is so wide, but pancreatic cancer is very agressive and usually it grows rapidly, just few months and you are a zombie, your skin is yellow, you can`t eat and pain is in its own class, pancreatic cancer is one of the most painful illnesses and you just wish to die soon to get rid of pain. From 100 pancreatic cancer patients less than 5% are alive year after diagnosis and just 1-2% after two years, it`s terrifying, but we should understand that the main reason for these hopeless numbers is that the official medicines are just crap , so It´s no surprise that so many dies. My father takes cell-blocking official medication, It´s just for delaying the tumor-grow, the fact about most cell-blocking medicines is that if the tumor is visible the medicine can only delay its growth or stop it temporarily but not cure the cancer.
At January I spend more time in net and reading books than ever, collecting data and reading stuff for and against natural medicines, about possible side-effects etc... It was tough time for me, for over two weeks I slept only 3-4 hours a night and my inner voice and adrenaline woke me up and kept me surprisingly focused on things, without coffee or "energy drinks" , just spontaneous will-power that came from somewhere:
All of that hard work was absolutely worth of it because at 7th of February the infection-rate had decreased into 14, and it was before official medication.
It was a relief for me because I was sure that cannabis really works and all I needed was some fact that we have positive progression already, so after hearing these first good news I slept well and all the stress was gone, I didn`t want to smoke even single particle of cannabis to get sleep because it was all only for my father.
At last week of February the infection-value was only
This far my father had took cell-blocking medication three times, taking 2-6 grams of cannabis bud a day , Nigella Sativa ( Blakseed)-oil 3 teaspoons a day and Pine-extract drink 1,5 dl twice a day, bee-pollen 1-2 teaspoons a day and Chaga-tea 2-3 cups a day. We also eat just healthy simple organic food and exercise daily, hot sauna twice a week.
My mother started taking organic coconut-oil with 1 tsp of curcum twice a day, after two weeks she was a bit more active and she is more "connected" with us than before. I give grapefruitseed-oil and Lemon myrth also, but I have just started with them so I don´t have anything to report yet.
Remember: you must read more data about these herbs and find out the best dosage and combination, I`m not expert on this. This is not a testimony with story about miracle cure, we are still in middle of battle and no-one hasn`t survived yet.
Here`s the list of herbs I use, I recommend that you dig up more information about these herbs to get better picture about dosing and possible side-effects:
- One of the most important and effective herbs, the oil of oregano is very useful against cancer and its antibacterial properties are valuable against all kinds of infections, it can kill antibiotic resistant bacteria too and it is widely used against toothrot ,gum-disease and mouth-hygien with very good results. Here`s a very interesting video where Dr. Cass Ingram tells his views about oregano-oil:
It is very important that you find out most suitable way to take oregano oil, It´s very strong stuff and should not ingested without dilutive oil like coconut- or olive-oil. It is commonly advised that not to take oregano oil longer than six weeks and keep a break of 2-4 weeks after that.
Nigella Sativa-oil aka Blackseed
- Another very important herb that`s been in use for centuries at Middle-East, along cannabis I believe that this is very potent stuff too, it is said to be effective against pancreatic cancer too , I use cold-pressed oil for my father.
Nigella Sativa Healing Properties
Posted by research | Feb 3, 2010 | No CommentsNigella sativa (Black Seed) oil contains over 100 therapeutic components which work together synergetically. When we include this healing product in our every day diet we are supplied with an endless list of components that are required for vitality and good health. 20% protein, 35% carbohydrates, 35-45% vegetable oils and fats, Omega 3 and Omega 6, essential oil 0.5-1.5%, trace elements and enzymes.
Fatty acid analysis of the extracted oil:
56% linoleic acid
24.6% oleic acid
12% palmitic acid
3% stearic acid
2.5% eicosadienoic acid
0.7% linolenic acid
0.16% myristic acid
Omega 6 and 3 EFAs
The perfect balance in the body the omega 6 and omega 3 should be in a ratio of 3:1 respectively. Nigella sativa (Black Seed) oil helps maintain this ratio through the production of Prostoglandin E1. Studies have determined this is probably brought about by the component thymoquinone (contained in Nigella sativa oil).
Thymoquinone is an antioxidant, which inhibits the formation of undesirable prostoglandins, is anti-inflammatory and has a pain killing effect. It has a choleretic effect (stimulates the production of bile) and is good for fat metabolism and detoxification. It has a bronchodilating effect and is thereby protective against asthma attacks. It has been reported that it inhibits the secretion of histamines and could be a true alternative to cortisone based therapies for certain allergy sufferers.
Thymoquinone is proven to be a natural, very potent anti-oxidant. When oxygen isn’t broken down completely in the cell membrane, which can be due to alcohol intake, drugs, bad diet and environmental pollution, the formation of free radicals results.
This can lead to a number of diseases including: cataract, heart disease, weakened immune system, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
Production of Prostaglandin E1
The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research done on prostoglandins in 1982. The fatty acids are up to 50% polyunsaturated and therefore essential for human beings. Nigella sativa (Blackseed) oil can be compared to Borage and Primrose oil for this high essential content yet it has further healing components and is more versatile. It is the essential fatty acids combined with the volatile oil that play the vital role of forming prostoglandin E1 that harmonizes the immune system.
Prostaglandin E1 has numerous actions on the human body:
• It has a regulating effect on the brain functions, nerve conduction, and release of transmitter substances and messenger substances.
• It contributes to lowering the blood pressure and vasodilation and prevents the clumping of the
little blood platelets (thrombocytes)
• It regulates the immune system and activates the T-lymphocytes, which are essential for the body’s
defense against illness.
• It inhibits allergic processes
• It normalizes inflamed skin
• It has a bronchodilating effect
• It increases hormonal secretion for the thyroid hormone and insulin, for example.
• It regulates the female sexual hormones, above all during the corpous-luteum phase of the
cycle, pregnancy and menopause.
• It has an anti-inflammatory effect by preventing the release of certain enzymes that participate in the creation of inflammations.
Prostoglandin E1 has a regulating and harmonizing effect on the immune system. This creates a calming effect when there is an over reaction, as is the case with allergies and asthma, which Blackseed oil’s thymoquinone also supports the anti-inflammatory, bronchodilatory, and secretagogic effect of prostoglandinE1.
Similarly, Black Seed oil also regulates the weakened immune system by increasing its capability of eliminating free radicals, tumours and cancerous cells.
Nigellon, another compound found in Nigella sativa, is also bronchodilatory and has an antispasmodic and warming effect. This is another reason why Nigella sativa can help treat respiratory disorders such as asthma and whooping cough. Research has also confirmed that it has anti- histamine qualities comparable to thymoquinone.
Saponin Melathin (Anti Parasitic)
Saponin Melathin (found in Nigella sativa (Black seed) oil has strong cleaning properties and is used as a laxative and for destroying parasites. It is effective in destroying parasites in infants where most herbal remedies would be too extreme, for example, a common herbal treatment is wormwood, a severe cleansing herb and cannot be used in sensitive applications.
In food, Saponin Melathin promotes the absorption of nutrients. It increases secretion and is considered mucolytic and expectorant providing liquefication of bronchial secretion and quick removal of bronchial mucous. It supports the bitter principle nigellin’s curative effect on metabolism for stimulating the appetite and as a digestant aid (this is due to the increased secretion of gastric juices). It promotes intestinal cleansing and encourages an overall eliminating action.
Beta-sisterol known for reducing serum cholesterol levels.
Beta-sisterol (also found in Nigella Sativa) reduces cholesterol levels.
Essential Oils and Lymphatic drainage
Essential oils have the holistic effect by smells triggering release of hormones and messenger substance. Also they are digested directly through the lymphatics helping to clear any congestion in the lymphatic system. This leaves the lymphatic system free to perform it’s function of purifying the blood (essential during any illness).
Vitamin B Complex
Nigella Sativa oil is rich in vitamin B complex:
* Vitamin B2 is required by the body to use oxygen and the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates.
* Thiamine (Vitamin B1) another one of the B complex. It plays an important role in helping the body convert carbohydrates and fat into energy. It is essential for normal growth and development and helps to maintain proper functioning of the heart and the nervous and digestive systems.
* Niacin (Vitamin B3) Another B complex is essential in the breakdown of fats and protein. It maintains muscle tone along the digestive tract and promotes the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.
Selenium is also found in Nigella sativa. Studies have shown that mortality (death) from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher selenium blood levels or intake.Antioxidant selenium is believed to reduce the risk of cancer, prevent blood clots, to be antiviral, anti-bacterial and inhibit chromozone damage. It is also said to counteract toxins and heavy metals.
Selenium is also used for standard external preparations for skin problems to experimental and theoretical applications in nutrition and internal medicine. Naturopaths use selenium supplements to treat asthma, acne, tendinitis, infertility problems in men, and postmenopausal disorders in women.
B-Carotene is converted by the liver into vitamin A, the vitamin known for its anti-cancer activity.
Arginine which is essential for infant growth.
Fifteen amino acids make up the protein content of Nigella sativa (black seed), including nine of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.
Nigella sativa is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Required only in small amounts by the body, these elements’ main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.
With all these compounds and nutrients, it becomes less of a mystery as to why Nigella Sativa is so effective in the treatment of so many chronic, debilitating diseases.
About cancer : http://www.goodhealt...i-cancer-US.htm
About Alzheimer : http://alzheimer.neu...u/Curcumin.html
Long-term use and high doses of it may result in liver toxicity.
What I read also is that black pepper boosts curcum`s effect 2000%, but only for short time like 1-2 hours.
"As a supplement, cayenne pepper has been used for years for cardiovascular support. It cleans the blood and stimulates the entire system. Dr Christopher, one of the leaders in American Herbal medicine, often called Dr Cayenne, used it to help cure almost every malady that appeared in his office. For stomach ulcers, he recommended one teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water three times a day, and cured many a stomach ulcer. For those of you who balk at drinking really hot cayenne pepper, you may take the capsules, but always with food. However, for a heart attack, the capsules will not work: Dr Christopher witnessed time and time again that one cup of hot cayenne pepper will stop a heart attack in three minutes or less. A good tincture of cayenne (or drops of some of your stronger hot sauce) will also work. Dr Schulze recommends carrying a cayenne tincture with you at all times in the glove compartment of your car. It might be the only first aid you need.
In a lecture by Dr Richard Shulze, master herbalist, we learned the following: A man had an inoperable brain tumor and told that he might have a 5% chance of survival with chemotherapy. He went home, did a colon/liver detox and started a regimen of ten cups per day of cayenne pepper tea. In three months he returned to his doctor and his x-rays showed a dried up, dead tumor in his head. Dr Shulze explains this cure thusly: Cayenne pepper contains many wonderful phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. It cleans the blood allowing hormonal signals to make their way unimpeded through your system, thus the enhanced immune response. In countries that have some very hot cuisine, you find significantly lower cancer and heart disease rates."
All chilis and cayenne are effective against Alzheimer`s disease and cancers.
Cayenne pepper stops heart-attack very fast, so It´s definitely a first-aid item too.
Chaga-mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) Pakuri in finnish
Well, It´s a parasite fungus/ mushroom that lives on the surface of birch, in Finland It´s quite common. In Finland , Russia and Scandinavia chaga has been used for hundreds of years as a folk medicine , you make tea of it, it tastes quite ok and after WW2 it was commonly used in Finland as a coffee substitute.
It´s full of antioxidants and it really boosts your system, it has been used on cancer treatments with success and Alzheimer-patients can benefit it too.
Lemon, Lemon balm , Lemon myrth, Lemongrass
Citral has anti-cancer effect and Alzheimer-patients also benefit from it. Lemon Myrth has highest amount of citral (90-98%) but all herbs mentioned above are useful. Just remember to NOT add any citral into tea:
"If the restaurant that you frequent prepares their iced tea (or their carbonated sodas) using tap water, then you are drinking chemical and/or metallic additives including fluoride and extra aluminum. If you add lemon to your tap-water tea or soft drink, the lemon acts like a catalyst and will increase the absorption of these metals into your body, including the absorption of aluminum in your brain. Think about what’s in that tap water before you order any restaurant drinks."
source : http://heavenonafork...-green-tea.html
"Alzheimer's Disease patients who took a standardized extract of lemon balm orally daily for four months appeared to have reduced agitation and Alzheimer's symptoms.
Lip balm containing 1% lemon balm appears to decrease healing time, prevent infection spread and decrease symptoms of recurrence in cold sores, herpes labialis.
A multi-centered blinded placebo controlled trial of dried extract of Melissa officinalis shows efficacy in the treatment of Herpes simplex infection is best achieved at the onset of infection. .
Animal trials show neurotropic action and sedative properties.
In vitro research has shown activity of lemon balm against thyroid autoantibodies present in Grave's disease patients from stimulating thyroid activity.
Additional properties described in the scientific literature include treatment of insomnia, amoebicidal activity, antifungal activity, reduction of symptoms in herpes simplex infection, and anti-inflammatory activity. The German Commission E approves lemon balm use for nervous disorders, as a soporific and in gastrointestinal disorders."
source : http://www.bu.edu/bh...fficinalis.html
"Grapeseed extract has been studied and demonstrated to be remarkably effective at killing cancer cells for many different types of cancer, by the way, including cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, skin bowel and stomach."
source : http://foodconsumer....s_disease.shtml
About Alzheimer`s disease :
There`s also Pine bark extract drink which has LOTS of antioxidants, medicine companies tried all kinds of dirty tricks here in Finland to shut down the company that have produced it since 80`s . Why? Because it has helped thousands of people to beat serious illnesses.
Now the selling of Chaga as a food is restricted by European Union, but most shops keep it in stock and people are collecting it from nature, Finns have so long and strong tradition with natural herbs and natural healing that no law can take it from us.
Russia has even stronger history with herbs, all the known working medical herb- products were and maybe still are official, government-approved medicines in Soviet Union /Russia, and I really hope that Russia will not ever sign any stupid Codex/ GMO-laws, they have been against it for long among Norway and Venezuela, all of them are remarkable oil-producers, add on that that Russia has always hated and been against all dictation-policy by "West".
Interesting link about GMO and Russia :
Sign petitions against Codex and GMO :
I hope that this post helps some of you , remember that It´s not only cancer or Alzheimer`s disease, herbs can help you with all kind of illnesses, so use some common sense creative use of Google to find out!
Edited by jangel, 17 March 2011 - 06:14 AM.