I have an 18 year old jack russel that was diagnosed with cancer in November 2011. She was very weak and little appetite with at least 5 visible tumors, the vet said the only option was to put her down. Sooner rather than later.
I visited a chinese herbalist who recommended I feed her milk thistle, reishi mushroom and a herbal tea high in antioxidants (rooibos), I started giving her 5 drops of reishi liquid extract and 100ml of strongly brewed rooibos tea along with the milk thistle.
I can't put into words but the results were simply miraculous. Her tumours shrank and her appetite increased tenfold. After three weeks there was no visible tumours, the vet couldn't believe it when the MRI scan came back clear. Just wanted to share my story and hopefully you can add this to the pet cancer section.
Diabetics may want to look into Rooibos as well for reduction of diabetic symptoms. Lab studies have shown the tea to have positive effects on both hypoglycemia and in reducing the negative effects of high blood sugar levels.
Rooibos tea is so calming and relaxing. Other teas, even the caffeine free herbal types can make me jittery but Rooibos just calms me down almost immediately. I tend to put 2-3 tea bags in a cup at a time, and I have 2-3 cups when I need to be extra relaxed and have a great night's sleep. A true miracle product! Rooibos tea and magnesium are the best in calming a hyperactive nervous system.
Rooibos tea leaves are promoted as an acne treatment with both internal and external usage reducing the prevalence of acne outbreaks. Similarly, it is sometimes used to treat psoriasis, diaper rash, general dermatitis, and other skin conditions where inflammation can be a central issue.