|American Style - Not What we Use for Cancer|
Did you know that the leaf itself, not the stem is a treatment used in the Middle East. They are expensive here in Jordan, but the price is nothing compared to buying Cancer drugs or having chemotherapy. The leaves look similar to spinach leaves.
While there are many benefits of the luffah plant, no one has studied the leaf itself. The seeds have been studied and what was discovered is similar properties to the luffah seed were seen in Nigella sativa, cannabis sativa L (marijuana) and apricot seeds. So is this why the combination of the luffah powder (leaves dried and ground) and Nigella sativa have such a powerful cancer effect? See the many benefits of luffah.
|Closer to the Type we use - Softer leaaves|
- Luffa aegyptiaca (CUCURBITACEAE)
- Ache(Tooth) Bliss; Analgesic Keys; Antiseptic Bliss; Bladder Bliss; Boil Keys; Cancer Bliss; Caries Bliss; Carminative Bliss; Cathartic Al-Rawi; Circulation Bliss; Dropsy Liogier; Dysentery Keys; Emetic Al-Rawi, Brutus, Liogier; Emmenagogue Bliss; Enterorrhagia Keys; Hematochezia Bliss; Hemorrhage Bliss; Hemostat Keys; Hernia Bliss; Intestine Bliss; Jaundice Bliss; Lactogogue Bliss; Menorrhagia Bliss; Metrorrhagia Keys; Orchitis Bliss, Keys; Ozoena Bliss; Parasiticide Bliss; Pectoral Bliss; Piles Bliss, Keys; Purgative Liogier; Refrigerant Bliss; Scarlet-Fever Bliss; Skin Bliss; Smallpox Bliss; Stomach Bliss; Swelling Bliss; Tonic Bliss; Tumor Hartwell; Urogenital Bliss; Variola Keys; Vermifuge Bliss
- Documentation per Dr. James A. Duke
Chemicals in: Luffa aegyptiaca MILLER (Cucurbitaceae) -- Luffa, Smooth Loofah, Vegetable Sponge
ChemicalsFAT Fruit 2,000 - 40,000 ppm DUKE1992A Leaf 17,000 ppm; DUKE1992A Seed 200,000 - 450,000 ppm DUKE1992APHOSPHORUS Fruit 190 - 6,400 ppm DUKE1992A Leaf 330 - 14,141 ppm DUKE1992A Seed 18,300 ppm; DUKE1992A
ppm = parts per million
tr = traceLINOLEIC-ACID
Biological ActivitiesPlant species with highest amountCucumis melo subsp. ssp melo var.cantalupensis NAUDIN -- Cantaloupe, Melon, Muskmelon, Netted Melon, Nutmeg Melon, Persian Melon; 56,100 - 726,700 ppm in Cotyledon;Juglans regia L. -- English Walnut; 228,000 - 532,760 ppm in Seed;Persea americana MILLER -- Avocado; 24,340 - 505,440 ppm in Fruit;Cucumis sativus L. -- Cucumber; 35,100 - 486,700 ppm in Cotyledon;Carthamus tinctorius L. -- Safflower; 122,000 - 481,394 ppm in Seed;Prunus armeniaca L. -- Apricot; 56,000 - 411,200 ppm in Seed;Papaver bracteatum L. -- Great Scarlet Poppy; 358,650 - 383,520 ppm in Seed;Helianthus annuus L. -- Girasol, Sunflower; 89,000 - 350,000 ppm in Seed;Juglans cinerea L. -- Butternut; 337,270 - 348,924 ppm in Seed;Lagenaria siceraria (MOLINA) STANDLEY. -- Calabash Gourd, White-Flowered Gourd; 288,000 - 336,250 ppm in Seed;Bertholletia excelsa BONPL. -- Brazilnut, Brazilnut-Tree, Creamnut, Paranut; 140,225 - 314,300 ppm in Seed;Papaver somniferum L. -- Opium Poppy, Poppyseed Poppy; 300,335 - 309,465 ppm in Seed;Sesamum indicum L. -- Ajonjoli (Sp.), Beni, Benneseed, Sesame, Sesamo (Sp.); 123,656 - 278,784 ppm in Seed;Cannabis sativa L. -- Hemp, Indian Hemp, Marihuana, Marijuana; 207,000 - 250,600 ppm in Seed;Cucumis melo subsp. ssp melo var.cantalupensis NAUDIN -- Cantaloupe, Melon, Muskmelon, Netted Melon, Nutmeg Melon, Persian Melon; 99,600 - 246,192 ppm in Seed;Nigella sativa L. -- Black Caraway, Black Cumin, Fennel-Flower, Nutmeg-Flower, Roman Coriander; 128,124 - 233,459 ppm in Seed;Oenothera biennis L. -- Evening-Primrose; 121,500 - 227,798 ppm in Seed;Cucurbita pepo L. -- Pumpkin; 209,040 - 222,411 ppm in Seed;Balanites aegyptiacus (L.) DELILE -- Desert Date, Soapberry Tree, Zachunbaum (Ger.), betu (India), dattier du desert (Fr.), dattier sauvage (Fr.), heglik (Fr.), hingotia (India), lalo (India), mirobalano de Egipto (Sp.), zachun (India); 120,000 - 220,000 ppm in Seed;Hyoscyamus niger L. -- Henbane; 141,000 - 219,396 ppm in Seed;Aleurites moluccana (L.) WILLD. -- Candleberry, Candlenut, Candlenut Tree, Indian Walnut, Lumbangtree, Varnishtree; 201,600 - 216,640 ppm in Seed;Luffa aegyptiaca MILLER -- Luffa, Smooth Loofah, Vegetable Sponge; 94,000 - 211,500 ppm in Seed;Citrullus lanatus (THUNB.) MATSUM. & NAKAI -- Watermelon; 52,000 - 210,280 ppm in Seed;Lactuca scariola L. -- Prickly Lettuce; 165,616 - 204,160 ppm in Seed;Argemone mexicana L. -- Prickly Poppy; 96,000 - 188,600 ppm in Seed;Terminalia catappa L. -- Indian Almond, Malabar Almond, Tropical Almond; 102,600 - 184,450 ppm in Seed;
The luffa has been documented to be used as a laxative, purgative, abortive and in treatment of sinusitis (Matos, 1979). Interest arose pertaining to its anti-cancer abilities (Chen et al., 2005; Atta-ur-Rhman, 2005). Little documentation has been done on the cancer abilities other than being use as a home made recipe by the Arabs.
Loofah is very easy to grow in your backyards and seeds are readily available. You can purchase the local seeds on my website. Here is a few photos to enjoy on growing the plants: Start the seedlings in doors in small boxes or trays:
When they have matured, transplant out of doors to grow and use. You can even grow them as patio plants:
When the leaves have matured, wash them and allow to dry in a non-direct sunny room. The leaves may take up to two weeks to dry. Lay them on a blanket under a window. Do not use the stems, discard and throw them away.
Examples of Jordanian Lufft or Luffah Leaves
At My Organic Herb Store I sell ready made luffah leaves for cancer. The leaves have a special mixture that I include with ground red grape seeds and whole kernel barley. I shop for the best leaves as you see below. This is a leaf from the mountains. The mountain organic leaf is the very best you can find and the most expensive. One cup of mountain luffah powder makes 195 capsules. You need to take 2 capsules per day and enough powder or leaves to cook with once a week. Many will order multiple cups of powder to save on the shipping.
Here the leaves are put on a drying screen to be cleaned of the stems and begin drying. The drying typically takes around 3 weeks.
After the leaves are dried they are fine ground with my special recipe and prepared to be shipped to my customers all over the world.
After grinding, the powder is left out to dry for 1 day so they do not after any excess moisture. I then place them in bags and cover each bag with a cloth bag to protect them from possible post office damage.
My leaves maintain their green color because I dry them indoors in front of a window full of light and air, not outside like many large companies do. When you place the leaves outside, they turn brown and lose much of their potent vitamins and cancer abilities.
Once You Receive Your Leaves
You can store the dried luffa in glass jars for a very long time. To cook with the loofah leaves you can enjoy this very tasty meal. I suggest eating luffah along with taking the dried capsules. I had great success with taking the luffa and Nigella sativa together. To read more about Nigella sativa cancer abilities read my eBook.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Black Cumin and More.
It is available on Kindle also, but with a watered down version for their app without any photos:
Kindle version here.
Lufft with Veggies and Egg
- 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- 1 small red onion
- 1 small red pepper
- 1 small tomato
- 2 teaspoon dried lufft or powder
- 1 organic egg
Saute the veggies in the oil. When the veggies are sauteed but still crunchy, add in the egg and scrample. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Lufft recipe (Arabic word)
- 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- 2 green onions
- 1 small handful of dried lufft, not ground or 2 tablespoons of powder
- 4 cups chopped cabbage
- 1 cup broccoli heads, chopped
- 1 cup chicken bouillon (homemade chicken stock is best)
- 1/4 cup vermicelli macaroni (tiny, tiny pieces - alternate with very thin spaghetti broken up)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the oil in a skillet and heat. Add in the chopped onions and sautee for one to two minutes. Add in the lufft and stir slightly and then add in the cabbage and cook for one minute.
- Add in the chicken bouillon and enough water to cover the cabbage mixture by one inch. Add in the broccoli, salt and pepper.
- Cook the cabbage mixture for a few minutes until slightly cooked. Add in the vermicelli and cook until the macaroni is cooked and the water is evaporated.
If you do not have cancer, you can top with some parmesan cheese.
Where can you purchase dried luffah leaves for cancer? http://black-cumin.weebly.com/luffe-lufft-or-loofah-leaves.html
Photos courtesy of PhotoBucket