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Old 07-13-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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Fresh lemon grass tea kills cancer cells

If you are a cancer patient in Israel, your doctor is telling you to drink fresh lemon grass tea on the days that you go in for radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Ben Gurion University of the Negev researchers made a discovery last year that the lemon aroma in herbs like lemon grass kills cancer cells in vitro, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. In a fascinating article published in the Health section of Israel21c, it states that the study found the citral in lemon grass causes cancer cells to commit suicide in a process called apoptosis, a mechanism called programmed cell death. A drink with as little as one gram of lemon grass contains enough citral to signal the cancer cells to commit suicide.

Lemon grass is a perennial, aromatic tall grass with a light lemon scent used for culinary and medicinal purposes. For centuries, herbalists have used the herb as an effective digestive tonic and nervous system relaxant. Lemon grass oil is used to help clear blemishes and maintain balanced skin tone. Lemon grass is also used as an insect and mosquito repellent. Now, according to Israeli scientists, they can add cancer prevention to the list of attributes associated with lemon grass.



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Old 07-13-2009, 01:02 AM   #2
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Hi Luminari,

I posted a thread on this a while ago:

http://www.projectavalon.net/forum/s...ht=lemon+grass

There's a belief that it's the lemo grass that's doing the work, not the chemo.

Does anyone know if it grows in Canada/ cold climates? I see what looks like that grass in the Laurentians.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:12 AM   #3
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Hi Luminari,

I posted a thread on this a while ago:

http://www.projectavalon.net/forum/s...ht=lemon+grass

There's a belief that it's the lemo grass that's doing the work, not the chemo.

Does anyone know if it grows in Canada/ cold climates? I see what looks like that grass in the Laurentians.
Apologies Northern Sanctuary, I should have done a proper search. Thanks for your great informative original post.

2 people close to me have just been diagnosed with breast cancer so this is topical for me right now.

I love Lemongrass! it reminds me of my childhood (the happy part). My father is a healer amoungst other amazing things and I grew up in a 'garden of eden' in the tropical rainforest beside a river. We had every exotic fruit and herb (hundreds!) growing and I used to run down and collect lemongrass for tea, I love the smell when you crush it. You mix some honey and a few drops of lime squeezed into it and it turns a lovely pinkish colour.

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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I just attached the link to add to the info.. it's good to bring it up again.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:49 AM   #5
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Good information guys I missed it the firt time around...sounds very promising
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:20 AM   #6
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Brook, the other cure for all kinds of cancer, if you can grow hemp, is here:

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:04 AM   #7
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This is wonderful. I love lemon grass I've never tried the tea form. Any instructions on how to make it? Fresh or dried? Does it make any difference?
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I know you can get it in tea form at the health food stores...but fresh sounds much better...Luminari...if you can tell us how to prepare it I would be interested as well...good suggestion sleepingnomore
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:14 AM   #9
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Hi Luminari,

I posted a thread on this a while ago:

http://www.projectavalon.net/forum/s...ht=lemon+grass

There's a belief that it's the lemo grass that's doing the work, not the chemo.

Does anyone know if it grows in Canada/ cold climates? I see what looks like that grass in the Laurentians.
no, sorry ns. it's a tropical, but you can grow it indoors. and its perennial.
richter's can supply seeds. (richter's is simply the BEST source of herb seeds.

http://www.richters.com/Web_store/we...=2878886.23142
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:15 AM   #10
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p.s. it's also available readily as a fresh herb in chinese markets.
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p.s. it's also available readily as a fresh herb in chinese markets.
Thanks for the info
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Brook, the other cure for all kinds of cancer, if you can grow hemp, is here:

YouTube - RUN FROM THE CURE - The Rick Simpson Story (Part 1 of 7)
I saw this last week.....it sounds promising as well
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I know you can get it in tea form at the health food stores...but fresh sounds much better...Luminari...if you can tell us how to prepare it I would be interested as well...good suggestion sleepingnomore
You just break off a big handfull of it, fold it over itself a couple of times to reduce the length and then grip it firmly and 'twist' it which breaks it open and releases a heavenly scent. Boil it up in a kettle of water. When it cools enough, add a bit of honey and the 'secret' my dad showed me is if you add a few drops of fresh lime juice (or lemon but lime is better) it changes colour (tastes awesome too). Hey presto.

But you want to drink at least 8 cups a day if you have cancer for it to really take full effect.

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You just break off a big handfull of it, fold it over itself a couple of times to reduce the length and then grip it firmly and 'twist' it which breaks it open and releases a heavenly scent. Boil it up in a kettle of water. When it cools enough, add a bit of honey and the 'secret' my dad showed me is if you add a few drops of fresh lime juice (or lemon but lime is better) it changes colour (tastes awesome too). Hey presto.

But you want to drink at least 8 cups a day if you have cancer for it to really take full effect.
Thanks...because I had no idea how to prepare it. and do health food stores carry it fresh? Don't answer that..I will check it out...maybe the Chinese market, like Oldpagenfreak said...Thanks again
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Wow eight cups a day you'll be going to the bathroom often...lol. Thanks for that info.

Can you drink it cold for the same effect?
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Wow eight cups a day you'll be going to the bathroom often...lol. Thanks for that info.

Can you drink it cold for the same effect?
Yep. Cold is fine. make up a big batch in the morning and it will last all day.

I highly recommend using fresh stuff though.. it still has the life-force vitality within it. I don't know how good dried packaged stuff would be. If you have a mini greenhouse in your backyard would be ideal for those cooler areas.
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I'll have to try the indoor method I'm in a cold climate with a short growing season. Hmmm I bet you could flash freeze it fresh and vacuum seal it and keep it frozen if you had no other way to keep it year round.
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Thanks for the link, oldpagangreak, Richter's is just next door in Ontario.
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I'll have to try the indoor method I'm in a cold climate with a short growing season. Hmmm I bet you could flash freeze it fresh and vacuum seal it and keep it frozen if you had no other way to keep it year round.
Yep..that probably woud be good if you cannot get it fresh all year round.
But Luminari is right..the life force of any food is always best when fresh
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My brother is a wiccan and he often makes teas out of exotic ingredients. I will go with him the next he goes to the herbal shop. I am positive that they sell lemongrass and they get herbs from all over the world. I have had tea with lemongrass in it but it was not fresh. Still had a great aroma and it was minimally processed.
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