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 Earth Clinic. 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, scroll down the page a bit to see a very distinctive-looking herb.
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
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.