"Yew is an herb that I learned about from Hoxey's nurse, Mildred, who had used it for breast health for many years. I have used it since 1994 for problems people have had with the breast including fibrocystic breasts, benign breast lumps, and as an adjunct for those with breast cancer who wish to do an integrated approach of traditional and alternative approaches to care. Interestingly, the American Indians used this herb for everything from colds to arthritis, but it is not in the literature to my knowledge for use in breast cancer.
It is the same tree that Tamoxifin comes from, Taxus brevifolia. Mildred said in all her years working in cancer clinics, she had seen women using Tamoxifin, yew bark and yew tips. She had seen the best results from yew tips. That's why we use the tips of new growth in this preparation." -Martha
Taxus brevifolia in organic alcohol-water extract.
Shake before using. Sediment does not alter quality. DOSE: 2-6 droppers or 1/4 - 3/4 tsp in warm water 2x-3x per day. Do not use if pregnant, nursing, or if seal is broken. If taking prescription drugs, inform health practitioner before use. Keep from children. Store in cool dark place.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration: This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
A Pocket Full of Posies (book)
In Posie you find ancient wisdom written by a Wise Woman, who tells us her truths about the use of herbs in the practical manners of life, including: Aging gracefully for men and women, the good use of fats and oils in our diets, proteins for growth, and life benefits of chocolate. Herbs are food that feed and nourish the body towards good health. Written with lightness and love, Posie connects us to the basics of living.
“This book exemplifies what is true about Martha Benedict: It is filled with great intelligence, no-nonsense advice, endearing wit, and mastery of her subject” – Carol Shwery, D.C.
“Experienced, and more experienced, with deep integrity, Martha blends Chinese herbology, Western herbology and nutrition in the wisest way.” – Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac.