Yakeow and Sabah Snake Grass
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Ted's Yakeow and Sabah Snake Grass Remedy

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by Bill Thompson
December 7, 2013

Because there has been so much confusion with identifying exactly what Yakeow and Sabah Snake Grass (SSG) are as herbs, I decided to research it and find out once and for all and let everyone know on EC. As most already know on EC, Ted from Bangkok always recommends the use of Yakeow and SSG against cancer, diabetes and other diseases.

Yakeow is the Asian form of the Yarrow herb -- Achillea millefolium. Here is a picture of it -- a very distinctive-looking herb.

Yakeow -- Asian Yarrow

Yakeow/Yarrow Properties

This herb grows in the cooler temperate mountainous regions of the tropics and not in the hotter lowlands. For instance, Yarrow is only found in the Baguio mountain regions of Luzon in the Philippines and is not found in the lowlands(too hot). Yarrow is also found widely in Europe and America. I will try and purchase this plant for my garden sometime in the future from Baguio(only an hour and a half away from where I live in the Philippines).

Interestingly, Yarrow contains monoterpenes -- alpha- and beta-pinenes, limonene, sabinene, and borneol. Turpentine or pine oil, which also has beneficial action against cancers, also contains these terpenes. However, Yarrow also uniquely contains 51% azulene -- a highly beneficial terpene. Azulene action appears to encourage antineoplaston activity in the human body against cancers. The body has two trigger mechanisms concerning cancer. Oncogenes in the body encourage gene aberrations that cause cancers, whereas Tumour Supressor genes act to prevent cancers.

This theory is based entirely upon Dr Bryszinski method of curing cancer by encouraging tumor suppressor triggers and suppressing oncogene triggers. Azulene derivatives from Yakeow also appear to have this beneficial antineoplaston activity against cancers. Azulene also encourages and promotes liver regeneration. Chamomile also contains azulene derivatives in smaller amounts. Azulene in solution is blue in color-- its name is derived from azure -- which means bright blue.

Regarding Yakeow/Yarrow -- actual hard research evidence was hard to find, but its use in older medicine against cancer was easier to confirm:



Sabah Snake Grass or SSG is from the Clinacanthus nutans plant. This is a true topical herb. There is quite alot of research(mainly Asian) on Clinacanthus against cancer.




Clinacanthus chemical composition:


SSG is used against fevers, dysentery, gastrointestinal problems, various cancers, for liver and kidney protection, and for diabetes problems.

General Feedback

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Posted by Eos (Hongkong) on 01/28/2015

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinicanthus nutans) received its common name due to its neutralizing properties in treating snake bites. However, recent study has shown that it can also help cure cancer. According to the Singapore Cancer Society, cancer remains to be the leading cause of death affecting 1 out of 3 Singaporeans.

First off, cancer development can occur as a result of free radicals damaging healthy cells. They can destroy various cellular components like DNA and membranes and are often created by factors such as toxic environment and smoke inhalation. Aside from cancer, these free radicals can also cause a series of debilitating medical conditions such as stroke, emphysema, heart diseases and diabetes mellitus among others.

In line with this, the antioxidants found in Nutans Tea help clear out the toxins and trap free radicals. In addition, it also prevents damage to other organs and tissues with its anti-proliferative properties.

From lung cancer to leukemia, Sabah Snake Grass (SSG) has shown great potential in stopping the spread of the disease while helping to ensure the normal levels of cholesterol and uric acid.

In Singapore, the most common types of cancer are colo-rectum and breast. Predisposing factors include family history and age while precipitating ones are diet and activity. However, ensuring proper exercise and consumption of healthy foods do not automatically remove the risk, it only lessens it. For example, a non-smoking, athletic person can still have a higher chance of being diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer if he/she previously had Crohn's disease. This condition has been described by Mayo Clinic as, "both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications."

On the other hand, breast cancer may be common in women but it affects men as well. Most cases begin in the milk duct but can also start in other parts of the breast. Patients would often complain of lump and pain which may extend to the armpits. Although age is still a risk factor, younger women are still not safe. Initial test can be done through self-breast exam by looking for any abnormalities such as dimpling or swelling. To avoid any false diagnostic results, 2d mammograms can be combined with 3d but this should be done with doctor's orders.

Though most cancer patients would complain of pain, other complications include fatigue and weight loss. This makes it more difficult for them to perform their activities of daily living especially when they start experiencing nausea and difficulty in breathing.

Because cancer creates a huge impact on the lives of both the patient and his/her significant others, nature has provided a solution in the form of Sabah Snake Grass. And yet, it doesn't end there. Health benefits can extend up to the skin by slowing down the aging process. There's no need to apply cosmetics containing harmful ingredients just to retain that youthful glow. Nutans Tea cleanses your body inside and out. When your internal systems are working efficiently, it will show on your skin.

It's no wonder why Sabah Snake Grass is becoming more popular worldwide!

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Genital Herpes

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Posted by Abigail (Idaho) on 03/05/2016

I used the Yakeow, or Yarrow for three days in English, and that was four times a day. Plus I used Thunderberg lauifolia, or blue trumpet vine four times a day with lysine 4 in morn and four at night and the lechithin. Snake grass, and now I've added olive leaf twice daily and I'm alkalizing with baking soda half lemon and teaspoon of baking soda twice daily. Now I'm using 6 drops lugols internally daily and lugols, magnesium chloride and zinc tablets crushed up to make a topical but I'm not so sure about how to do the measurements! I started six days ago and this is the worst breakout I've ever had as I've only had it three months and since day one I was detoxing my system and using herbal topicaLd. That produced small blisters, not huge ones like this, maybe worse than the first. How long will it take for the Yakeow to stop producing blisters? Or this virus to clear from my body? I am in tears because I believe in Ted's remedies but no one posts back their results. I am using dmso also. I just want to know if anyone has done this with success. I am sick and losing work, I need this to go away!

Plus, how long after the blisters stop stop can I go in to retest for herpes antibodies? So I can see if it's not in my system? I've had this for three months and when I did the blood test it was negative. The culture came back positive for hsv2. Thank you, and God bless, Ted's remedies always helped so much when I thought nothing else would.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Maryland (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 07/23/2011

I purchased the yaekow online on bonanza. Com; 100 capsules 9 dollars with shipping, but it's being shipped from Germany. There is one Thai website that ships worldwide; research and you'll find it.

Couldn't find anyone selling here in the US.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Anonymous on 07/06/2011

Hi Ted, thanks for replying! How do I say yakeow in Thai?? I call the thai markets but they all said they don't have it, I think they don't understand what I want. Can you write yakeow in your language so I can write in a piece of paper and show them? That way they will know what I want.

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
391 posts

____ That's how it is spelled in Thai. It is used commonly to cure chicken pox (_____) but is antiviral and can be used to treat a variety of ailments that a lot of Thais don't even know about.


Editor's note: Unfortunately, our database does not support the Thai language, but anyone can look find the translation to Thai on Google Translate with the words "Green Medicine" http://translate.google.com/#en|th|Green Medicine

and "chicken pox" http://translate.google.com/#en|th|chicken pox.

Replied by Friend
(Jacksonville, United States)

Do you have to keep up with the remedy, also the store as no idea what yakeow is do you have a picture...

Replied by Maryland
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

I researched online (on Thai's google) and yaekow is, in English, the plant called Thunbergia Laurifolia, also known as Blue Trumpet Vine.

It's sold on a website called herbal organics. I guess that's one of the best choices around. Sabah Snake Grass is really hard to find; I haven't had much luck. Elderberry is easy to find.

Replied by Stormy
(Baltimore, Md, Usa)

I just ordered it on herbalorganics. org under the name of Thumbergia Laurifolia.

Question for Ted... How much do you take and how often. Do you take it on continuous basis?

Replied by Maryland
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

Hi, South from Deep, sorry to take so long to reply, I wasn't looking at this thread!

Look up for rang jued on bonanza and you'll find it. It took 7 days to get in California!

Stormy, here is my update: I had my first outbreak in August 2010. Starting in February, after taking aciclovir, that poison, I kept having outbreaks twice a month. I took colloidal silver, which made the outbreaks weaker, but they kept coming, religiously, twice, sometimes 3 times a month.

I started on yakeow in August. I had one outbreak a few days later, then nothing for the whole month. On September 9th I was very stressed and had two outbreaks in the following week. I am currently fighting one outbreak right now. I noticed that once I am stressed, anxious or angry, outbreaks show up.

I am thinking of getting Elderberry, because Ted suggests it on his first post.

I think the Yakeow flushed out the virus and made it reproduce less, but it is still in my system because I need something else to eliminate it.

Replied by Maryland
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

@South from Deep... you can also buy it on ebay

They call it rang jued, but if you look up Thunbergia Laurifolia, you'll see is the same plant. I spent a lot of time researching Thai websites until I got the correct name of yakeow.

I found this study of Thai plants, and many of them have high anti-HSV-2 activity; take a look and you'll see that yakeow is part of the study. Ted, let me know if you have used the other plants for herpes treatment:


Replied by Trebor
(Manchester, Uk)

Hello all, This question is probably more for Ted, unless there's anyone clued up on the subject...

I was just wondering, as I have only a limited supply of YaKaew could I use a herpes friendly food to flush out the virus? e.g. Peanuts? as I now from passed experience that peanuts gave me a severe out-break. When eating a particular food that aggravates herpes and causes an out-break, is this doing the same thing as the YaKaew?

This is my third day taking the YaKaew and I have to say I was expecting a much more severe out-break, I am not even sure if I can call my symptoms an out-break! Although, I have been taking an equal amount of andrographis paniculata, which based on a previous post on Earthclinic is ment to protect new cells from infection. Maybe this is the reason of the level of severity of my minimal out-break, and all the work is going on inside that I cant see... I hope! :)

I have also been taking a l-lysine supplement before bed, and have been taking 6 drops of iodine solution a day, as well as topicaly using Betadine on the area! I think some of my levels of medication may be a bit low based on some recommendations made here, but I am stightly concerned about damaging my liver in this process, and so am just testing these remedies out to see what is most effective for now.

If I could get some feedback on the food/peanuts question that would be great. Thank you!

Chok dee krup for everybody krup... :)

Replied by Maryland
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

@Trebor... Funny, when I started taking the yakeow I also had an outbreak right away... but I knew it was just the virus trying to fight his enemy..lol

Now, I e-mailed Ted about some of the remedies he mentioned, but instead of writing lecithin, for some reason I wrote lysine and asked if 20g a day was enough. This is his reply, from October 21st:

"No it's not 20 gram a day. Its likely to be 1000 to 1500 mg with each dose, so the maximum dose in one day is 1500 x 8,4 in evening and morning, but it is usually 4 doses morning and 3 doses evening. Rang jued is great for liver detox along with milk thistle. St. John's wort, milk thistle, andrographis paniculata, and lysine are the antiviral remedy that works, but lysine needs more frequent doses, hourly 4 doses in morning and hourly 3 doses in evening. The herbal remedies you need only 2 doses for the entire day, at 1000 mg to 2000 each. As to your question of getting rid of virus completely well it has to be gotten of completely in 3 days by following the package instructions. And it must be done within 3 days or it simply doesn't work if you don't follow package instructions. It works by causing low blood sugar to kill the virus, which it needs a lot, or they die very quickly. The same is true for cancer.


I think he refers to yakeow when he talks about "following package instructions" because I told him I was taking it, but on the label it said "rang jued".

I am not taking lysine at the time. Only yakeow and lecithin.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/23/2011 391 posts

Genital herpes is generally treated with Iodine lugol's solution applied to the area 6 times a day at least. The other is to flush out the Genital herpes so they doesn't hide in the nervous system and that means getting more genital herpes. Why do we need to flush out and then kill them is simple when they exist along the nervous system, if anytime your immune system is low the genital herpes enters the nervous system and infects it. A lot of today's unexplained disease is actually this. Those that been accepted is poliomyelitis, syphilis, but also Alzheimer (herpes simplex) and Parkinson's (it's often linked to a cold or flu then you have it example is Michael J. Fox), but I also have successes with this, with Lou Gehrig's and others (Motor Neuron Disease) too.

So how do you flush out a virus? One way is what Thai's used is the Chicken Pox remedies is referred to as Yakeow, and then there's others such as andrographis paniculata, and sabah snake grass, which does so by protecting new cells from infection, which means it prevents virus from reproducing and with time gets less and less. That's how I treated a man in Pattaya completely cured of genital herpes and he has not an outbreak for so far and counting four or five years.

You need to find immediate relief from genital herpes first so apply lugol's iodine 6 times a day, but it needs to be taken internally, try one drop once a day is never a problem, and build on the number of drops to 5 drops and 6 times is the number I always pursue. The second remedy I require is lysine, at the very least to control viral population to a minimum, that requires at least 4 times a day, lysine 1/2 teaspoon. To get virus from infecting new cells (viral replication is zero) I think you need herbal remedies, such as elderberry, andrographis paniculata, and sabah snake grass. Flush it out (if you so desire) you need at least the Yakeow, which is Thai herbal medication found in nearly all Thai drug stores, if you cannot find yakeow, somewhat substitute, not a good one, is camphor low dose say 1 mg to 10 mg per day.

Now the ones I did on the man in Pattaya was also lithium chloride in low dose 10% lithium chloride and give him a couple of drops also, some Lysine, zinc acetate, and iodine is the main cure. The topical was lithium, iodine, zinc and magnesium. I have since upgraded topical remedy or simplified to include just the tannic acid 25% solution with the lysine 20%, roughly speaking just to keep things simple because of the accessibility to supplements is limited. There are more, but that's about the main things I have covered.



Posted by Jj (New Orleans, La) on 10/20/2012

did anyone find the yakeow?

Posted by Lacey (Pontiac, Michigan) on 10/10/2012

Where do you buy this stuff? Everyone is asking, but there has been no response...

Posted by Denise (Richmond, Va) on 10/10/2012

Research Ya Rang Jued, the hangover remedy.

Posted by Geri (Tacoma, Washington) on 08/13/2012

I have not found the Yakeow herb in an herb store, or business yet. But, I have found the live plant online. Therefore, if I can purchas this plant, what parts should I use for the treatment of herpes (leaves or flowers)?

Posted by Gail (Seattle, Washington. Usa) on 08/09/2012

I looked on Google site, plus, I looked on a Bonanza. com site, and I could not find Yakeow. Where can I buy this herb?

Posted by Geri (Lynnwood, Washington) on 08/09/2012

For what duration should one take the Yakeow herb to eliminate the herpes virus, if one can find it in the USA?