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Herbs & Supplements

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Plant-based medicine has been used to enhance well-being for thousands of years and comes in different forms, including essential oils and herbs. Supplements are concentrated forms of herbs, whole foods and minerals used to make up for a deficiency in your daily diet. While modern scientific study around essential oils, herbs and supplements is limited, many Stories of Hope utilize them to support the body's healing.

As with any type of wellness support, it is important to use essential oils, herbs and supplements under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. In order to optimally support your unique body, it is imperative to ingest the herbs and supplements that are right for you according to the dosage that is appropriate for you. 

Essential oils have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Many people are aware of them from the famous Biblical story of frankincense and myrrh (powerful forms of medicine at the time) being gifted to the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. However, there is much more to these therapeutic plant-based compounds than that one story. Essential oils come in many forms, all having a variety of uses to support health and wellness to this day.

Essiac Tea was used by a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse to treat many terminal cancer patients for over 60 years until her death in 1978. Its main ingredients include Burdock root, Sheep Sorrel herb & root, Slippery Elm inner bark and Turkey Rhubarb root. 

Laetrile (a.k.a. Vitamin B-17) is made from the natural compound amygdalin, found in the seeds of many common fruits and some nuts. Due to the fact that amygdalin contains cyanide, there is tremendous controversy surrounding laetrile as a health supplement for cancer. If you are interested in learning more, there are many sources of information available to help you better understand the pros and cons of this substance.

Pau D'Arco

Pau d'arco (pronounced pow-de-ah-co) has been used medicinally for centuries by the indigenous populations in Central and South America. It is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anticancer, antimicrobial and antiviral.

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