known as the CANCER BUSH KANKERBOS in English / Afrikaans or UNWELE in Zulu, Sutherlandia is widely used to support immune status in a variety of chronic conditions. Also known as Lessertia frutescens, balloon pea, phetola
Research by Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk and Dr. Carl Albrecht has confirmed the presence of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compounds, as well as natural anti-depressants (its alternative Zulu name is Insiswa, which means to take away the dark.)
Our Sutherlandia tablets each contain 350mg genuine Sutherlandia frutescens from South Africa's Western Cape Province. This plant is one of the most talked about in the ethnobotanical world because it has a strong reputation as a cure for cancer and now increasingly as an immune booster in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Research on its properties is ongoing. It would be a good herbal supplement in case of an incidence of coronavirus. It has long been known, used, and respected as a medicinal plant in southern Africa.
The original inhabitants of the Cape, the Khoi San and Nama people, used it mainly as a decoction for the washing of wounds and took it internally to bring down fevers. The early colonists regarded it as giving successful results in the treatment of chickenpox, stomach problems, and in the treatment of internal cancers. It is also known to have been used in the treatment of eye troubles, the eyes being bathed with a decoction of the plant. It continues to be used to this day as a remedy for the above-mentioned ailments. It is still used as a wash for wounds, to bring down fevers, to treat chickenpox, for internal cancers, and farmworkers in the Cape still use it to treat eye troubles.
It is also used to treat colds, 'flu, asthma, TB, bronchitis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, liver problems, haemorrhoids, piles, bladder, uterus & 'women's complaints, 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 is used as a gentle tranquilizer.
It is said to be a useful bitter tonic and that a little taken before meals will aid digestion and improve the appetite. It is considered to be good general medicine. There is as yet no scientific support for the numerous claims and anecdotes that this plant can cure cancer, but there is preliminary clinical evidence that it has a direct anti-cancer effect in some cancers and that it acts as an immune stimulant. Sutherlandia should not be regarded as a miracle cure for cancer, its real benefits are as a tonic that will assist the body to mobilize its own resources to cope with the illness. It is known to decrease anxiety and irritability and to elevate the mood.
Cancer patients, as well as TB and AIDS patients, lose weight and tend to waste away. Sutherlandia dramatically improves the appetite and wasted patients start to gain weight. It is also known to improve energy levels and gives an enhanced sense of well-being. It is hoped that treatment with sutherlandia will delay the progression of HIV into AIDS, and even remission of the disease is hoped for.
In the first 5 days take double the dosage (2 Tablets 3 times a day one hour before meals). Thereafter continue with 1 Tablet 3 times daily, one hour before meals Formulated by a qualified registered herbalist.
Consult your physician if pregnant, lactating or being treated for any chronic illness