Written by Algoth’s Grove
“Plant spirit medicine is the shaman’s way with plants. It recognizes that plants have spirit and that spirit is the strongest medicine. Spirit can heal the deepest reaches of the heart and soul.”
― Eliot Cowan, Plant Spirit Medicine
Each and every plant on this planet has a spirit. Some spirits heal, others kill. There are some plants, like the Cancer Bush, that heal extensively. These plants are extremely sacred in the Witch’s kitchen, as they cure almost every ailment that you can think of.
Before Witch’s were contorted, burned and taken out of context, they were healers. Great healers. A witch could heal you or kill you. The witch worked hand in hand with her plant spirit friends and she knew them by name, by spirit and used them accordingly.
Cancer Bush is not known to be a magical plant in the sense of spellwork, but it is a magical herb in the sense of healing. Being a strong adaptogen, a cup of Cancer Bush tea can transform the body into something stronger to suit its environment. It will alter the metabolism and boost the immune system to enhance the person’s strength and ability to survive in a new surrounding. However this is not its most incredible gift to us.
The Cancer Bush, Kankerbos, Gansies, Umnwele, [Sutherlandia Frutescens], is indigenous to Southern Africa. It is a perennial shrub which grows up to 2metres in height with bright red flowers. The medicinal parts of the plant are the twigs and leaves, dried they are used to make tea and ingested in this way. The plant can also be used topically to treat minor wounds and skin ailments.
It is said that the plant is being driven to extinction by the Black wattle which is an Australian alien, and therefore it is a highly sought after plant.
What ailments does the Cancer Bush treat?
- Wasting Disease
- HIV/AIDS by greatly boosting the immune system
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Anorexia by stimulating the appetite
- Viral Hepatitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic Fatigue
- Shock and Trauma
- Colds and Flu
The Cancer Bush is also an anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer super plant. It must be noted that it works directly with your system. For example, Cancer Bush will stimulate the appetite of a patient with anorexia, however, on a healthy eating patient it will not.
If there is one plant that you keep on hand in the kitchen, then the Cancer Bush is definitely it. In the classification of super plants, the Cancer Bush should definitely be one of the top ones.
Let us know if you have used the plant.
What experience have you had with it?