Topic: Chinese supplements
My brother is an MD studying Chinese medicine. He has given my dad some supplements to take, but I am worried about the interaction with his chemo (gemzar and cisplatin). Here is what my mom has said about the herbs my brother is prescribing:
The herbs that Joey wants Dad to take are BCP Herbal Master 3 - on the bottle it says it is a unique herbal food supplement based on a famous Chinese formula in use for centuries. It has been adapted by Dr. Nan Lu for American health needs and is used extensively in his practic. Here's what's in it:
Asiatic dogwood, tree peony, Chinese yam, poria, cookes rrhmannia, honeysuckle, Lycium, Alisma, anemarthena, and pheliodendrom.
And American Wild Reishi, which just says it is a proprietary blend of American Wild Reishi.
Also American Wild Ginseng. It says, on the bottle, that it is made from finest wild ginseng which naturally grows in the American northeast mountanous forests and is harvested at 10-35 years life.
So see if you can find out anything about these three herbal medicines. Dad wants to start taking them tomorrow but he'll hold off until you research them to make sure it is all right to take with chemo.
My brother went to my dad's last treatment but never mentioned or asked about giving these herbs to my dad. Anyone have advice?