An herb or compound that works to prevent, reverse or suppress the progression to of cancer in the body.

Chemopreventive Herbs

  • Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus)
  • Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum)
  • Saffron (Crocus sativus)
  • Shiitake Mushrooms (Lentinula edodes)
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

In this video, Roy Upton, executive director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, discusses the importance of integrating herbal medicine as a part of any cancer treatment. Some chemopreventive herbs he includes in his discussion are: Astragalus, Reishi and Shiitake mushrooms.

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