Herbs for coping with Radiation


DNA damage reduction

Eat foods rich in carotenes to reduce DNA damage – Dark leafy greens, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pumpkins, cantaloupe, watermelon, pink grapefruit, papaya, apricots


Vegetables – beets grated raw, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots


Miso – classic food for prevention of radiation damage. Drink 1-2 cups a day, add to soups and sauces.


Seaweed - neutralizes radioactive isotopes. Strontium binds to the algin in brown seaweeds. Bladderwrack tea, kelp powder


Burdock root – removes radioactive isotopes from the body. 2 cups of tea day


Reishi mushroom reduces damage from radiation. Also Maitake and shitake rooms added to foods.


Dried Beans especially Lentils can reverse DNA damage caused by radiation


Skin Damage

Aloe Vera Gel relieves and repairs damaged skin


Arnica Gel topically to ease burning sensation


St. John’s wort Oil or calendula oil topically on the skin


Teas made with yarrow, calendula, or St. John’s wort a few weeks before treatment can strengthen the skin


St. John’s wort tincture and Skullcap tincture internally for pain called Relief-tea



These foods are easy to digest - Bananas, apple sauce, porridge, mashed potatoes, almond butter, graham crackers


Whey protein powder shake. Blend 2 cups soy milk, 1 banana, 1 scoop whey powder, 1 tbls. Molasses in the blender and drink.


Tangerine essential oil. Inhale or spray In the air before meals.



Nettle tea 2 cups a day for the hair, adrenals, nerves, high in natural iron, increased energy


Seaweeds nourish the hair follicles 1/4 cup a day or ˝ every other day



Astragalus root protects the adrenals, improves bone marrow activity, improves energy


Siberian Ginseng increases energy, helps the body cope with physical and mental stress


Wheat grass, barley greens, mint tea, carrot juice


Herbs for coping with Chemo


Protecting the liver

Milk thistle or silymarin extract 15 minutes before chemo then no later than 15 minutes after. The healing factors occupy the liver receptor sites so liver damaging substances do not.


Schisandrae berry tincture prevents liver damage, encourages sleep, prevents ulcers, increases energy. Chinese adaptogen herb that contains the sour flavor and helps drain the liver and remove excess ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion, from the body.


Dandelion, Yellowdock or Burdock tincture 20 drops 2-3x a day.


Immune system support

Echinacea root promotes the function of white blood cells and have anti-tumor agents


Astragalus root restores bone marrow activity, improves interferon response, protects the adrenal cortex during chemo.


Reishi Mushroom helps to resist infection, strengthens the immune system


Burdock root binds with cytoxic agents after they have killed cancer cells and escorts them out of the body before damaging bone marrow.



Inhale Peppermint essential oil or drink the tea.


Ginger root tea, soda, candy.


Plain yoghurt slowly by the spoonful. This also helps any yeast imbalance.


Seaweed balances electrolyte balance, eat it directly, or make a tea. Bladderwrack, Kelp


Drink up to a gallon of water a day


Diarrhea and Constipation

Triphala tablets tone the intestines and improve elimination. To order call 596-4353 or email drlinda@IdahoHerbs.com


Slippery Elm power or lozenges eases sore throats, moth sores, irritated bowels, relieves diarrhea and constipation



Nettles reduces, anemia, fatigue, liver and kidney damage, hair loss, helps build strong veins


Apricots, pau d’arco, nettle, seaweed, dandelion roots all keep iron levels high


Oat tops tea eases nerves and helps you sleep. Use in place of Decadron corticosteroid


St. John’swort oil when applied topically may reduce scalp tenderness