Blood cleansing has proved to be one of the handy and useful mechnisms to combat against different and numerous killer diseases. Think about cancer? Yes it is also included. Although there are so many cases of complete cure from cancer but it still remains the second most common cause of death in the U.S., accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths daily.
Cancer is Caused by so many things ranging from lifestyle and what have you. But generally, it is caused by the uncontrollable replication of immature cells in a particular organ of the body. There are so many claims on complete cure of and drugs for prevention available for doctors to combat against this disease, while few are effective, others are not, and also the few effective ones remain expensive for and not available for all the echelons of individuals in the society.
Until things get better, why not try the divine help nature has provided for us to carry out our blood cleansing effectively. I am talking about the Red Clover herb (Trifolium Pratense). It is one picked out from a million list of natural blood cleansers available. Others that i could get my hands on includes:
- -Burdock root,
- -Poke root,
- -Yellow dock root,
- -Goldenseal root,
- -Oregon grape root,
- -Sheep sorrel,
- -Cat’s claw,
Because of post length issues I will be treating them differently in subsequent posts. But today, let us deal with Red Clover.
Red clover, a common perennial herb that grows wild in meadows through much of the world, is in the legume family, just as beans, peas and peanuts are. Its Latin name, Trifolium pretense, means “three leaves, found in the meadow”. There are hundreds of species, and many are grown for feeding livestock, but red clover is believed to be of great medicinal value.
Red Clover is another staple of herbal blood cleansing formulas and has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It’s an excellent blood purifier that over time gradually cleanses the bloodstream and corrects deficiencies in the circulatory system. But among classic herbalists, it is probably best known as one of the main herbs for treating all varieties of cancer — anywhere in the body — and is found as a central ingredient in many anti-cancer formulas, again including the Hoxsey formula, Jason Winters tea, my ideal formula, and Essiac tea.
Not surprisingly, most doctors, the FDA and many “new-school” herbalists have dismissed red clover as useless in dealing with cancer.
However, researchers at the National Cancer Institute have indeed found anti-tumor properties in red clover. Genistein, a
biochemical in red clover has the ability to prevent tumors from developing the blood supplies they need to survive — thus starving
them and killing them.
As it turns out, genistein is the same biochemical considered to be the main beneficial biochemical in soy. But red clover has a significant advantage over soy. It contains not just genistein, but significant levels (about ten times that found in soy) of all four beneficial estrogenic isoflavones (a special class of antioxidants) including daidzein.
In addition to isoflavones, red clover contains another class of anticancer phytoestrogen compounds called coumestans — primarily in
the form of biochanin.
Soy consumption, unlike red clover consumption, does not result in any increase in biochanin in the blood. Is that important? Studies have
shown that biochanin may significantly inhibit breast cancer proliferation.
Wang Y, Man Gho W, Chan FL, Chen S, Leung LK. “The red clover (Trifolium pratense) isoflavone
biochanin A inhibits aromatase activity and expression.” Br J Nutr 2008;99(2):303-310.
Mannella P, Tosi V,
Russo E, et al. “Effects of red clover extracts on breast cancer cell migration and invasion.”
Not unsurprisingly, for similar reasons, it may be equally protective against prostate cancer and then there was the Australian study where researchers gave red clover isoflavonoids to 20 men with prostate cancer before they had surgery to remove their prostates. The men who had received flavonoids appeared to have more cancer cells that were dying in their surgically removed prostate tissue. Yes, it was a very small study, without a placebo group, and it did not compare survival, quality of life, or symptoms, but the researchers described the apoptosis in the specimens from treated patients as “significantly higher” than in control subjects. And it’s not the first time this kind of result has been noted with red clover and prostate cancer.
Foods to avoid during a blood cleansing
- dairy products
- animal products
Avoid this herb for blood cleansing if you have a hormone-related cancer, if you are pregnant, or you are breastfeeding a baby. It can interact with allergy, cholesterol, anti-anxiety, and many other drugs. Consult your health care practitioner before taking Red Clover. Remember, nature has an answer to everything.