Botanical oncology shows that humans have been using and developing medicines since we have been human. Daniel Weber explains that early medicines were randomly selected and tried empirically after watching animals eat certain plants. Most medicines were mildly toxic and had a bad taste. Plants has been cultivating over time and experimented with extraction methods to isolate the active components. The first extraction methodology was boiling in water and this act alone set us apart from how animals would instinctively seek out medicinal plants. These practices, extraction and cultivation began the science of medicine. Nowadays we see hundreds of active components isolated from plants as well as animals, together with thousands of research articles supporting their use. This book focuses on oncology and how there are many, many complementary approaches to cancer care.
Botanical Oncology shows that cancer is a complex disease of over 200 types, which is compounded by thousands of genetic, epigenetic and metabolic pathways. Weber explains that there is no single magic bullet but multi-therapeutic protocols that resolve cancer on a variety of levels. In spite of this cancer remains the presenting problem of our age. This book isolates and introduces integrative cancer treatment protocols for a variety of cancers, their pathways and the side effects arising from chemo and radiotherapy. Fully referenced, it presents over 200 common and novel herbal compounds which have been isolated from hundreds of anti-cancer botanicals. The book comes with an on-line database that is being constantly updated with the latest research. It provides a quick access to treatment protocols and the evidence to support their use.
There is an extensive chapter on intravenous, intramuscular and intradermal botanicals that currently being used in hospitals around the world.
Daniel Weber PhD, MSc has written this book for the professional to support prescribing and supporting cancer patients, whether that practitioner is an oncologist, Naturopath or herbalist.