Product Description

Name of product: Afrigetics Sutherlandia frutescens (cancerbush)

We are so happy to bring you this healing herb - a herb which has been used by the indigenous people of South Africa for centuries to treat all kinds of ailments! In vitro studies indicate that Sutherlandia has strong anticancer activity, and thus it has gained popularity as an alternative cancer treatment.  

How it works:
Sutherlandia has been classified as an adaptogen (often called African Ginseng). Adaptogens or tonic herbs, help the body adapt to environmental and internal stress by changing the body's metabolism. This is probably why the Sotho culture referred to this miracle plant as motlepelo - which means 'bringing back the heart'. Sutherlandia is said to treat all conditions associated with impaired immune function and the symptoms which result from this such as cancer!

Three compounds which have been isolated because of their effectiveness in cancer treatment, include:

  • the non-protein amino acid L-Canavanine - which has anticancer, antifungal, antibacterial &antiviral abilities.
  • Pinitol - an anti-diabetic agent used in many cancer & HIV treatments
  • GABA - an amino acid inhibiting neuro-transimitter which lifts the mood! 

Benefits:The key phytochemicals in Sutherlandia are 

  • immunomodulatory

  • anti-inflammatory

  • anti-tumourigenic (inhibits TNF - Tumour Necrosis Factor)

  • anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal

  • analgesic (relieves pain)

  • blood-purifying and normalizes blood sugar levels in the liver

Product Specifications

Product Description

Product Name: Afrigetics Sutherlandia VCaps 60’s

General Description: 
A traditional herbal medicine that is naturally rich in GABA. It is also used for the
treatment of cancer, HIV, colds and as a general tonic.

Product Description: 
Afrigetics Sutherlandia VCaps contains 60 vegetable capsules. Each capsule contains 300mg of Sutherlandia frutescens milled herbal powder that is derived from the
leaf and stem of selected strains of high-potency cultivated Sutherlandia frutescens plants.

Sutherlandia is very high in GABA, it has adaptogenic, anti-viral, immune modulating, antioxidant and tonic properties. Its most popular use is as a herbal medicine for the treatment of cancer and HIV, but also for colds and flu, for relief from depression, stress and anxiety and as a general adaptogenic tonic.

Health Category: traditional herbal medicine (Southern Africa), immune booster.

Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving: 300mg Sutherlandia milled herbs
Suggested use: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.

General Information: (Source: Sutherlandia frutescens is regarded as the most profound and multi-purpose of the medicinal plants in Southern Africa. Because of its efficacy as a safe tonic for diverse health conditions it has enjoyed a long history of use by all cultures in Southern Africa. 

Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body to mobilize its own resources to cope with diverse physical and mental stresses, and it should therefore be more correctly known as an adaptogenic tonic. The traditional Tswana name Phetola alludes to this: Phetola means ‘it changes’, meaning that the plant changes the course of many illnesses into a favourable outcome (Similar to the European concept of an alterative). The North Sotho name Lerumo-lamadi means ‘the spear for the blood’ meaning that Sutherlandia is a powerful blood-purifier or all-purpose tonic.

The South African Ministry of Health and member states currently recommend the use of this herbal remedy for HIV/AIDS treatment. The recommended therapeutic dose of Sutherlandia in humans is 9 mg/kg/day. Sutherlandia has been used in the treatment of cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, influenza, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, peptic ulcers, gastritis, reflux esophagitis, menopausal symptoms, anxiety, clinical depression and HIV infection.

The South African Ministry of Health has concluded that this product is safe based on primate safety studies. One of the chemical constituents of Sutherlandia, L-canavanine, is an arginine analogue. L-canavanine has been reported to have anti-viral activity against influenza and retroviruses, including HIV. A US patent registered in 1988 claimed that 95% of HIV-infected lymphocytes were selectively destroyed in vitro.

An all-purpose tonic or adaptogenic herb is:

  • a substance that invigorates or strengthens the system (also called a tonic).

  • a substance that increases the body’s ability to adapt to internal or external stress.

  • a term that applies to herbs that maintain health by increasing the body’s ability to adapt to environmental and internal stress. Adaptogens generally work by strengthening the immune system, nervous system and/or glandular systems.

  • a substance that modifies the metabolism of the body to combat particular forms of environmental stress.

  • a herb or herbs that act in a nonspecific way to strengthen the body and increase resistance to disease and stress.

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