• Oleander extract? Anyone use this to help white blood cell count?

    Asked by Gretchen on Friday, April 26, 2013

    Oleander extract? Anyone use this to help white blood cell count?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      I hope you get someone to respond, but until you do you should know that Oleander, also known as Anvirzel, is listed on the FDA under the Poisonous Plant Database. When you take it, it can remain in your body for 2.5 days and it does have some exteme cardiac adverse events associated with it because it interrupts the potasium/ sodium pathway. There have been reports of Tachycardia, Cardiomegaly, A-V blocks, Arrythmias and Ventricle Dysrhythmias. It also causes nausea/vomiting so be careful. I would hate to see you have to suffer with cardiac issues once you reach remission. Carm RN.

      over 5 years ago
    • Vjp2012's Avatar

      Hi Gretchen! (Always check with your medical team before taking supplements or anything.).
      With that said, under the guidance of a Naturopath & her supervisor, a Medical Oncologist, I take Mushroom Science Coriolus PSP (between meals). It has helped my WBC count rebound enough to stay on track for chemo. Exercise too, even if just light walking or dancing. Good luck!

      over 5 years ago

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