Cancer Support

Inhibits genetic mutation, inflammation, hyperproliferation & angiogenesis
 
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This tonic is indicated in the treatment & prevention cancer & all tumours (benign or malignant) including hormone dependant cancers (breast, endometrial, ovarian, colorectal & prostate cancer) & conditions arising from excess & overgrowth (fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, adenomyosis & hyperplasia). Treats the causes of cancer, excess inflammation, genetic mutation, hyperproliferation of cells, increased angiogenesis & immune system suppression. The herbs are natural COX & LOX & IL6 inhibitors to reduce inflammation & RTK inhibitors, which prevent formation of new blood vessels to a tumour.

Red Clover Trifolium pratense Passionflower Passionflora incarnata Chamomile Matricaria recutita Plantain Plantago spp. Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Baical skullcap Radix scuttelaria Barberry Berberis vulgaris Wormwood Artemisia absinthum Turmeric Carcuma longa Gotu colaCentella asiatica Poke root Phytolacca decandra GingerZingiber officinalis Ashwagandha Withania somnifera Mistletoe Viscum album

Dosage: 5mls 3 x daily in water or fruit juice, Shake well before use. Not recommended for use in pregnancy. Safe in conjunction with cancer drugs at recommended dose. For chemotherapy or radiotherapy  support please use Carahealth Chemoradiotherapy Support

Traditional Indications

  • Treatment and prevention of cancer
  • Tumours (benign or malignant)
  • Hormone dependant cancers (breast, endometrial, ovarian, colorectal and prostate cancer)
  • Condition arising from excess and overgrowth (uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, adenomyosis and hyperplasia)

Actions

  • Cleans the lymphatic system.
  • Tonifies the nervous system to help you cope in times of stress.
  • Protects the liver.
  • Is selenium rich to help your own endogenous antioxidant system.

Specifically in relation to tumour formation:

  • Lower inflammatory mediators Cox and Lox (and fox in sox), IL6 and TNF alpha.
  • Inhibits both betaglucaronidase and aromatase.
  • Are phytoestrogen rich * (act as natural tamoxifen).
  • Inhibits RTK (the enzyme responsible for tumour formation).

For a full explanation of the naturopathic causes of cancer see also Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Cancer.

Cancer Support

This mix contains blend of herbs formulated to treat the scientific causes of cancer, which are excess inflammation, genetic mutation, hyperproliferation of cells, increased angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) and immune system suppression. The herbs are natural COX and LOX and IL6 inhibitors which prevent inflammation, and RTK inhibitors, which prevent formation of new blood vessels to a tumour. Carahealth Anticancer has also been formulated to prevent and treat hormone dependant cancers, including breast, endometrial, ovarian, colorectal and prostate cancer, by reducing aromatase and betaglucaronidase activity. In women, aromatase is an enzyme in fat cells that converts weak oestrogen into cancer promoting oestrogen. Betaglucaronidase, is a bowl enzyme involved in the reconjugation of weak oestrogen to cancer promoting oestrogen in the  bowel. These enzymes are also implicated in the formation of prostate cancer.

Formulated to treat and prevent tumour formation (any excess and overgrowth), both malignant and benign. Therefore is is also indicated for prevention and treatment of female conditions arising from hyperproliferation including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and hyperplasia. The herbs are also natural adaptogens and nervines, which increase resistance to stress, help to restore homeostasis and regulate the endocrine system. Traditional herbal actions included are alteratives (blood cleansers) and tonic herbs.

* Phytoeostrogens are protective against hormone dependant cancers. Some websites advise you to avoid phytoestrogens. This advie is simply ludicrous! Phytoestrogens are natures way of protecting against environmental cancer promoting xenoestrogens such as BPA in plastic bottles. They do this by blocking the oestrogen receptors and allowing for their removal by a healthy liver and bowel. For more information, please see also Oestrogen Dominance and Breast Cancer.

Red clover Trifolium pratense – Red clover is alterative, anti-inflammatory, dermatological agent, expectorant, mildly antispasmodic, relaxant sedative, diuretic and oestrogenic. Red clover is one of the most useful remedies for children with skin problems. It may be used with complete safety in any case of childhood eczema and chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne. It is of particular benefit for children with eczema/asthma syndrome. It is antineoplastic and has been used in the treatment of cancers, especially of the breasts and ovaries.

Curled dock Rumex crispus – Curled dock is an alterative, antiscorbutic, astringent, anti-cancer, cholagogue, depurative, laxative, poultice and tonic. Dock leaves are an excellent source of both vitamin A and protein, and are rich in iron and potassium When compared to spinach, curly dock has "... 1/3 more protein, iron, calcium, potassium, beta carotene and phosphorus." Plus, it has "... more than double the vitamin C (Steve Brill book p238)." Curled dock is a gentle and safe laxative, less powerful than rhubarb in its action so it is particularly useful in the treatment of mild constipation. The anthraquinones present have a markedly cathartic action on the bowel, but in this herb they act in a mild way, possible tempered by the tannin content. It is a gentle and safe laxative, less powerful than rhubarb. It is used internally in the treatment of constipation, diarrhoea, piles, bleeding of the lungs, various blood complaints and also chronic skin diseases. The plant has valuable cleansing properties and is useful for treating a wide range of skin problems such as psoriasis. The root has been used with positive effect to restrain the inroads made by cancer, being used as an alterative and tonic. Ginger root

Ginger Zingiber officinalis – Ginger is antiseptic, antiflatulent, antitussive, antiemetic, antiinflammatory, adjuvant, diaphoretic, carminative, expectorant, peripheral circulatory stimulant, rubefacient, spasmolytic and sialagogue. It is indicated for poor circulation, chilblains and cramp and nausea. In feverish conditions Zingiber's diaphoretic action promotes perspiration. As a carminative it promotes gastric secretion and is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, flatulence and colic. It is also a useful remedy in diarrhoea where there is no inflammation or due to spleen Qi deficiency. It is stimulant to the gastro-intestinal tract, increasing peristalsis and the tone of the intestinal muscle. As an anti-emetic it can be used in cases morning sickness. It is also said to be useful for suppressed menstruation. Extracts of ginger stimulate the vasomotor and respiratory centres. Warming digestive tonic, this remedy will increase hydrochloric acid and improve iron absorption. Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. Ginger extracts have been shown to have both antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour effects on cells. Gingerols, the main active components in ginger and the ones responsible for its distinctive flavour, may also inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells. Lab experiments showed that gingerols, the active phytonutrients in ginger, kill ovarian cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) and autophagocytosis (self-digestion). In TCM fresh ginger is said to be pungent and warm. It enters the lung, spleen and stomach meridians. It is said to release the exterior and disperse cold in middle jiao and is indicated for vomiting. It is also said to disperse cold phlegm in lungs and is indicated for chronic and acute cough. Ginger reduces toxicity of other herbs and adjusts ying and wei Qi for sweating without improvement.

Astragalus / Huang Qi Astragalus membranaceus - Astragalus is an adaptogen, antibacterial, anti-cancer, cardiotonic, diuretic, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, pectoral, tonic, uterine tonic and vasodilator. Huang Qi is commonly used in Chinese herbalism. The root is a sweet tonic herb that stimulates the immune system and many organs of the body, whilst lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It is particularly suited to young, physically active people, increasing stamina and endurance and improving resistance to the cold. For younger people it is superior to ginseng in this respect. Huang Qi is used especially for treatment of the kidneys and also to avoid senility. It is used in the treatment of cancer, prolapse of the uterus or anus, abscesses and chronic ulcers, chronic nephritis with oedema and proteinuria. Recent research in the West has shown that the root can increase the production of interferon and macrophages and thus help restore normal immune function in cancer patients. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy recover faster and live longer if given Huang Qi concurrently. It increases the production of blood cells. In TCM, astragalus is said to tonify spleen & lung Qi, raise Spleen & Stomach Qi and is used to treat prolapse, tonify Wei Qi to boost the immune system, tonify Qi & blood due to loss of blood to treat postpartum fever. Astragalus is specific for chronic cough.

Baical skullcap / Huang qin Radix scuttelaria– Baical skullcap is anti-allergic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, diuretic, sedative and vasodilatory. In TCM Huang qin clears heat and drains fire in the upper burner and is indicated for fever, irritability, thirst and cough. Huang qin also clears stomach heat and dries damp and is indicated for diarrhoea, dysentery, thirst with no desire to drink, lin syndrome (urinary tract infections) and jaundice. It also clears heat and is used to stop bleeding, heamoptemesis, nosebleed and blood in stool. Huang qin is also said to clear heat and calm foetus and is prescribed for restless foetus due to heat. Finally Huang qin sedates liver yang and treats headache, irritability, red eyes bitter taste and halitosis. Radix scuttelaria has been found in clinical trials to inhibiting halitosis-correlated bacteria. There is also scientific evidence to support the use of Baical skullcap for allergies such as asthma, hay fever, eczema and nettle rash. This herb is used to treat fevers, coughs, and gastrointestinal infections that bring on diarrhoea. Modern research has also shown that baical skullcap is specifically anti-cancer as it is a natural RTK inhibitor. It is also a natural Cox inhibitor thereby reducing the inflammation that contributes to genetic mutation responsible for cancer formation. Specifically in regard to breast cancer, baical skullcap is a natural betaglucaronidase inhibitor, therefore inhibits the conversion of weak oestrogen to cancer promoting oestrogen in the bowel.

Mistletoe Viscum album – Mistletoe is antispasmodic, anticancer, cardiac tonic, diuretic, hypotensive, immunostimulant, nervine, relaxant, sedative and vasodilator. Mistletoe is specific for lowering blood pressure. It is indicated for hypertension, arteriosclerosis, nervous tachycardia, hypertensive headache, chorea and hysteria. Viscum slows and steadies excessive heart rate and dilates the arteries, thereby lowering blood pressure. It acts directly on the vagus nerve to reduce heart rate while strengthening the peripheral capillary walls. It also has a sedative and tonic effect on the nervous system. It is indicated particularly when high blood pressure is associated with nervous tension and a high pulse rate, as well as for symptoms of nervous tension and spasm. Its cardiotonic action is thought to be due to the lignans, while the hypotensive action is believed to be due to a choline derivative related to acetylcholine. Choline derivatives bring about parasympathetic stimulation and vasodilation. According to Grieves, Mistletoe a great reputation for curing the 'falling sickness' epilepsy - and other convulsive nervous disorders. As a reputed anticancer agent mistletoe is a natural RTK inhibitor thereby preventing tumour formation.

Barberry Berberis vulgaris – Barberry is antibacterial, antipruritic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, appetiser, astringent, anticancer, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, hepatic, laxative, ophthalmic, purgative, refrigerant, stomachic and tonic. It is indicated for correcting liver function and promoting the flow of bile. It ameliorates conditions such as gallbladder pain, gallstones and jaundice. It is indicated when there is cholecystis (inflammation of the gall-bladder) or in the presence of cholelithiasis (gallstones). Barberry is also indicated for jaundice due to a congested state of the liver. As a bitter tonic with mild laxative effects, it is used with weak or debilitated people to strengthen and cleanse the system. An interesting action is its ability to reduce an enlarged spleen. It acts against malaria and is also effective in the treatment of protozoal infection due to Leishmania spp. Barberry contains a constituent called Berberine which is strongly antibiotic, antispasmodic, immunostimulatory, carminative, cholerectic, hypotensive, uterine tonic, & and sedative. Berberine has showed some activity against fungal infections, candida, yeast, parasites, and bacterial/viral infections. It is used orally in the treatment of various enteric infections, especially bacterial dysentery. Berberine has also shown anti-tumour activity and is also effective in the treatment of hypersensitive eyes, inflamed lids and conjunctivitis. The root bark has also been used as a purgative and treatment for diarrhoea and is diaphoretic. A tincture of the root bark has been used in the treatment of rheumatism, sciatica etc.

Plantain Plantago spp. / Plantago major – Plantain is anti-inflammatory, astringent, antimicrobial, expectorant, demulcent, diuretic and vulnerary. Plantain have valuable healing properties. It acts as a gentle expectorant whilst also soothing inflamed and sore membranes, making it ideal for coughs and mild bronchitis. Its astringency aids in diarrhoea, haemorrhoids and also in cystitis where there is bleeding. In regard to cancer, plantain specifically reduces IL6, which is an inflammatory marker. Elevated expression of IL-6 has been detected in multiple epithelial tumours.

Lavender Lavendula officinalis- Lavender is antihalitosis, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapy, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and natural RTK inhibitor. Lavender is an important relaxing herb, having a soothing and relaxing affect upon the nervous system. The flowering spikes can be dried and used internally in a tincture, though the extracted essential oil is more commonly used. An essential oil obtained from the flowers is antihalitosis, powerfully antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is not often used internally, though it is a useful carminative and nervine. It is mainly used externally where it is an excellent restorative and tonic - when rubbed into the temples, for example, it can cure a nervous headache, and it is a delightful addition to the bath water. Its powerful antiseptic properties are able to kill many of the common bacteria such as typhoid, diphtheria, streptococcus and Pneumococcus, as well as being a powerful antidote to some snake venoms. It is very useful in the treatment of burns, sunburn, scalds, bites, vaginal discharge, anal fissure etc, where it also soothes the affected part of the body and can prevent the formation of permanent scar tissue. In relation to cancer, lavender is a natural RTK inhibitor. Linalool, the primary natural constituent of Lavender essential oil has recently been the subject of a study for anti-cancer activity. Linalool was shown to have potent antitumour effects on a commonly studied Liver cancer cell line.

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary is an antispasmodic, aromatic astringent, cardiac, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, ophthalmic, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. Rosemary is used as a tonic and pick-me-up when feeling depressed, mentally tired, nervous etc. Research has shown that the plant is rich in volatile oils, flavanoids and phenolic acids, which are strongly antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Rosmarinic acid has potential in the treatment of toxic shock syndrome, whilst the flavonoid diosmin is reputedly more effective than rutin in reducing capillary fragility. Rosmarol, an extract from the leaves, has shown remarkably high antioxidant activity. This remedy should not be prescribed for pregnant women since in excess it can cause an abortion. Rosemary contains ursolic and oleanolic acid, which is a natural, which is a natural Cox and Lox inhibitor thereby reducing inflammation, and apegenin, which is natural aromatse inhibitor.

Passionflower Passionflora incarnata – Passionflower is a nervine, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, anodyne and hypotensive. It is a Central Nervous System depressant and hypotensive. It is used for their sedative and soothing properties, to lower blood pressure, prevent tachycardia and for insomnia. Passionflower contains a flavonoid called chrysin, which is anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory and is a natural aromatase inhibitor, preventing the conversion of weak oestrogen to cancer promoting oestrogen in the fat cells.

German Chamomile Matricaria recutita – Chamomile is anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, nervine, stomachic, tonic, and vasodilator. In particular it is an excellent herb for insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of flu, migraine, neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin, urticaria etc. An infusion is particularly useful as a stomachic, nervine and sedative for young children, especially when they are teething. It is also used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, peptic ulcers and hiatus hernia. The flowers contain various volatile oils including proazulenes. Upon steam distillation these proazulenes produce chamazulene, this is remarkably anti-allergenic and is useful in the treatment of asthma and hay fever. The flowers are sometimes added to cosmetics as an anti-allergenic agent. Chamomile is used for. It is also known as an aromatic with a traditional application in morning sickness.

Wormwood Artemisia absinthum – Wormwood is anthelmintic antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypnotic, stimulant, tomachic, tonic and vermifuge. Wormwood is a very bitter plant with a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It is valued especially for its tonic effect on the liver, gallbladder and digestive system, and for its vermicidal activity. It is an extremely useful medicine for those with weak and under-active digestion. It increases stomach acid and bile production, improving digestion and the absorption of nutrients. It also eases wind and bloating and, if taken regularly, helps the body return to full vitality after a prolonged illness.. It should not be prescribed for children or pregnant women. The extremely bitter quality stimulates the appetite. The bitter taste on the tongue sets off a reflex action, stimulating stomach and other digestive secretions.

Turmeric Carcuma longa – Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, anti-cancerous, cholagogueue, depurative, diuretic, fumitory, haemostatic, hepatoprotective, lactagogue, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary and a natural COX and LOX inhibitor. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 plays an important role in colon carcinogenesis. Curcumin, a major yellow pigment and active component of turmeric, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. curcumin significantly and specifically inhibits COX-2 expression, and may have value as a safe chemopreventive agent for colon cancer.

Withania /Ashwagandha Withania somnifera - Withania is an abortifacient, adaptogen, antibiotic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deobstruent, diuretic, narcotic, sedative and tonic. Ashwagandha is one of the most widespread tranquillisers used in India, where it holds a position of importance similar to ginseng in China. It acts mainly on the reproductive and nervous systems, having a rejuvenative effect on the body, and is used to improve vitality and aid recovery after chronic illness. Internally, it is used to tone the uterus after a miscarriage and also in treating post-partum difficulties. It is also used to treat nervous exhaustion, debility, insomnia, wasting diseases, failure to thrive in children, impotence, infertility, multiple sclerosis etc. Withania and Gotu Kola contain Quercetin and kaemferol which are known as a natural Tyrosine-Kinase Receptor Inhibitor (TKI). Tyrosine kinase receptors (RTKs) play a crucial role in the regulation of the cell division cycle. Compounds able to inhibit the activity of these enzymes display antiproliferative properties. Flavonoids such as Quercetin, Kaempferol, and Myricetin are RTK inhibitors and potential anticancer agents. Quercetin has positive effects in combating or helping to prevent cancer, prostatitis, heart disease cataracts, allergies/inflammations and respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. Quercetin and kaemferol are known to have the following pharmacological activities in relation to preventing and treating tumour formation; Antimutagenic anti-oxidant, ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor (ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors should not only prevent tumour growth but that such molecules should also be able to prevent metastatic progression even in the event that cells escape the environment of the primary tumour, polyamines play an important role in tumour progression. Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor depleting polyamine pools), RTK-Inhibitor (Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are proteins that span the cell membrane and act as a doorbell for the cell. In many cancer cells this process has gone awry. If left unchecked, this could turn into a cancerous growth. RTKs are often mutated and overactivated in human cancers.

Gotu cola Centella asiatica – Gotu cola is an adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, cardiac, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, skin, tonic. Gotu kola is an outstandingly important medicinal herb that is widely used in the Orient and is becoming increasingly popular in the West. Its Indian name is 'Brahmi' which means 'bringing knowledge of the Supreme Reality' and it has long been used there medicinally and as an aid to meditation. It is a useful tonic and cleansing herb for skin problems and digestive disorders. In India it is chiefly valued as a revitalizing herb that strengthens nervous function and memory. It is a rejuvenating diuretic herb that clears toxins, reduces inflammations and fevers, improves healing and immunity, improves the memory and has a balancing effect on the nervous system. It has been suggested that regular use of the herb can rejuvenate the nervous system and is a possible cure for a wide range of nervous disorders including multiple sclerosis. Recent research has shown that Gotu kola reduces scarring, improves circulatory problems in the lower limbs and speeds the healing process. It is used internally in the treatment of wounds, chronic skin conditions (including leprosy), venereal diseases, malaria, varicose veins, ulcers, nervous disorders and senility. Ashwagandha and Gotu Kola contain quercetin and kaemferol, which are known as a natural Tyrosine-Kinase Receptor Inhibitor (TKI). Tyrosine kinase receptors (RTKs) play a crucial role in the regulation of the cell division cycle. Compounds able to inhibit the activity of these enzymes display antiproliferative properties. Flavonoids such as Quercetin, Kaempferol, and Myricetin are RTK inhibitors and potential anticancer agents. Quercetin has positive effects in combating or helping to prevent cancer, prostatitis, heart disease cataracts, allergies/inflammations and respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. Quercetin and kaemferol are known to have the following pharmacological activities in relation to preventing and treating tumour formation; Antimutagenic anti-oxidant, ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor (ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors should not only prevent tumour growth but that such molecules should also be able to prevent metastatic progression even in the event that cells escape the environment of the primary tumour, polyamines play an important role in tumour progression. Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor depleting polyamine pools), RTK-Inhibitor (Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are proteins that span the cell membrane and act as a doorbell for the cell. In many cancer cells this process has gone awry. If left unchecked, this could turn into a cancerous growth. RTKs are often mutated and overactivated in human cancers.

Poke root Phytolacca decandra – Phytolacca is an alterative, emetic and purgative. As an alterative herb it will gradually restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality. Poke root is a potent lymphatic alterative, useful in combination for skin problems due to lymphatic congestion with associated swollen lymph glands and other signs of lymphatic congestion. According to Mrs. Grieves, “A slow emetic and purgative with narcotic properties. As an alterative it is used in chronic rheumatism and granular conjunctivitis. As an ointment….it is used in psora, tinea capitis, favus and sycosis, and other skin diseases….It is used as a cathartic in paralysis of the bowels. Headaches of many sources are benefited by it…. …Authorities differ as to its value in cancer…It is also stated to be of undoubted value as an internal remedy in cancer

Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

Not all herbal tinctures are equal. Our Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures are 1:1 where possible or 1:2 strength only where 1:1 strength is unavailable, This means they are 1 part herb in 1 part liquid or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1:3 or 1:5 which is 1 part herb to 3 parts liquid or 5 parts liquid respectively. This means Carahealth tinctures at least 3-5 times greater in strength therefore effectiveness.

All tinctures are supplied in a one month supply only consisting of 2 x 200 ml bottles (400 ml total). Again your purchase will last one month when taken at the therapeutic dose of 7 1/2 ml 2 x day or if preferred 5 ml 3 x day in a little water before meals (or after meals if you have a sensitive stomach).

Quality Control

The herbs prescribed are organic, biodynamic or wild crafted where humanly possible. Endangered species are not used.

Our herbs comply with current Good manufacturing Practice (cGMP). At various stages during the process, manufacturing and distribution, samples are taken for validation and verification in the manufacturer’s laboratory to ensure standard levels of active constituents are present in every batch. These tests involve standard pharmacopoeia testing, such as:

  • Analytical chromatography including Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Herbs are also tested for

  • Microbial levels
  • Foreign matter
  • Total and acid insoluble ash
  • Loss on drying
  • Ethanol soluble extractive and insoluble residues
  • Water soluble extractive
  • Alcohol estimation
  • Swelling index
  • Large number of other specialist Pharmacopoeia monograph assays and tests
  • Pesticides/heavy metals

Ethanol used in production of Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

The ethanol high grade (pharmaceutical quality) ethanol distilled from French sugar beet, is guaranteed gluten free and complies with the full requirements of the British and European Pharmacopoeia for residue levels.

Water used in manufacture

Public mains water is not used. Only highly filtered water which is piped from deep underground, or pharmaceutical grade purified water is used. Every single batch of every product leaving us is tested for conformity to European Pharmacopoeia microbiological limits.

Drug/herb interactions

The Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, Carahealth recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult.

Carahealth accept no responsibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy).

Expectations

The general rule is for every year you have had a condition, a month of treatment is required. If you are on the correct prescription you should notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks and then expect slow and steady improvement the longer you are on the herbs.

Carahealth Dispensary

Herbs are dispensed in HDPE plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are used to prevent breakages and reduce weight for postage. HDPE is number 2 in the triangle and considered to be a stable, non leaching and hence safe plastic. The bottles are widely recyclable. Carahealth Herbal Tinctures are mixed personally and professionally by our triple degree qualified CAM practitioner with 19 years clinical experience, Carina Harkin.

Special orders

For children's doses, for a tailor-made remedy or if you would like to mix and match your 2 bottle order contact our Naturopathic Consultant Carahealth can supply virtually any herbal tincture you require. Carina can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medication but would like to book a Skype Consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.

Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.

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