Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) had been used for ages, personal hygiene to more serious disease, but unlike folk medicine that fell into a void, it’s still widely utilized today. Modern medicine tries to incorporate TCM to discover what seems to work and attempts to explain how it works. Currently, there’s a high interest on the herb dong ling cao or rabdosia rubescens. This herb is prepared into pills and taken by mouth.
The herb was used in folk Chinese medicine as a detoxifying agent, a pain reliever and to ease swelling. Inflammation, a hallmark of cancer, produces pain. Drug companies were curious to know what made the herb work against pain and studied the active ingredients of the herb.
Earlier, the herb was part of the Advanced Prostate Formula – PC CARE product that was used for prostate cancer but was revoked because it has no standard qualities and ingredient modifications.
Laboratory studies found two active ingredients of dong ling cao namely: oridonin and ponicidin. Clinical studies showed that the active ingredients activated apoptosis in leukemia or blood cancer cells. A clinical trial was done among patients suffering from throat or esophageal cancer. Dong ling cao had supplemented their standard chemotherapy and it showed an increased survival rate among patients.
Now, here is proof that this herb can work!
It’s nice to know that this Chinese herb has potential. Moreover, it has no known serious side effects. If we use this product to help us with throat cancer, is it worth what we pay for? Actually, the dong ling cao that is marketed is a natural product. It has no restrictions to comply with quality control and this is important. Still, if we use this we have to remember that mono therapy doesn’t work on cancer. Let’s inform our doctor and stick to our standard cancer regimen. Let’s continue consuming 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Let’s incorporate a daily 30 minutes of exercise in our day no matter how busy we are. If we’d made these a habit, we’d strengthen ourselves in our fight against cancer.