The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point

Archive for the 'Mistletoe' Category

CYP3A4 inhibition by herbals

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

CYP3A4 is a member of the liver enzymes known as the cytochrome P450 mixed-function oxidase system. It’s one of the most important enzymes involved in the metabolism of drugs.

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim evaluated several herbal remedies for their ability to inhibit CYP3A4. (more…)

Mistletoe and cancer treatment

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Mistletoe preparations are sometimes used as CAM to treat solid cancers such as breast cancer.

Here are statistics on the use of mistletoe to treat cancer, the results of a recently published clinical study in women with breast cancer, and a review of the medical literature.


Acute liver disease associated with taking aloe vera by mouth

Friday, September 21st, 2007

It has been reported in 3 people. (more…)

Complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Reviewers from the Mayo Clinic are not ready to support any single CAM option, but some warrant further study, in their opinion. (more…)

Quality of life in women with breast cancer receiving anthroposophic care

Monday, November 27th, 2006

There’s one hospital in Sweden where anthroposophic medicine is practiced. Here is a study of its effect in 60 women who received conventional breast cancer treatment with and without anthroposophic care.