Artemisia The New Cancer Herb


Artemisia Annua, the Herb of the Year for 2014, also called   wormwood, has been used for centuries in China. It was a lost herbal therapy until rediscovered in ancient manuscripts in 1970’s. It has and still is used for treatment of malaria and other parasites.

In Vietnam, the Hoang family of physicians has been using Artemisia for cancer treatment for years. Over a 10 year period, they treated 400 patients with artemisinin, one of three compounds from this herb, along with a comprehensive nutritional anti-cancer program. Results have showed 60% long term remission rates. The Hoang family does recommend a two year therapy program with an active cancer.

 Cancer cells need more iron than normal cells to replicate and grow. Studies have found that Artemisia extract combined with iron makes cancer cells more susceptible to cytotoxic effects; it is 100 times more selective in killing cancer cells as opposed to any of your normal cells.

There are 3 forms of Artemisia but the best results are from artemisinin extract especially for general public use. There have been no reports of any serious side effects. Dr. Robert Rowen who uses this therapy here in the USA does recommend caution in product sources and checking correct potency. Another caution is to not take Artemisinin during radiation therapy. If your iron is low, then supplement with extra iron during therapy.

In some cases Tumors may increase or not change in size till further into therapy or even after therapy is over, so do not be discouraged.

Artemisinin dosages are from 200-1,000mg per day with active cancer. They recommend taking the artemisinin on an empty stomach before eating. It is recommended to take with cod liver oil, fish oil or dairy such as cottage cheese or yogurt to enhance absorption of Artemisia compound.

Many others believe concurrent therapy of pancreatic enzymes, coQ10 and green tea can give even better results.

Artemisia is a cousin to oxygen therapy, so including any oxygen products along with heat (which cancer cells cannot tolerant) will help give this program higher cancer cell death. These therapies would include saunas, infra-red heat, steam and herbs high in oxygen like germanium and of course Artemisia.


Dr. Robert Rowen, MD, Second Opinion Newsletter

Dr. Michael Lam MD, Specialist in Preventive and Anti-aging Medicine

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Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.