There are many, many substances which are toxic to humans if taken in high doses. However, there are some items which are non-toxic to humans at low levels, but at these same low levels are toxic to cancer cells. The oleander plant is said to be one of these items. In addition to its low level toxicity, oleander is suggested to help treat cancer in these ways:

  1. Tremendous immune boosting ability (six times that of the strongest patented immune stimulators)
  2. Inhibition of angiogenesis
  3. Inhibition of the NF-kB factor in cancer cells
  4. Induction of apoptosis, or normal cell death, in cancer cells, and
  5. Induction and enhancement of autophagic cancer cell death (which was tested against pancreatic cancer cells)

It is said that oleander does potentiate chemo and radiation and when used as a CAM therapy along with either one, it either eliminates or greatly lessens known side effects of chemo and lessens those of radiation (with the lone exception being hair loss when the chemo drug of choice is Cisplatin).

There are two ways oleander is taken treatment for cancer. The first is to take it as a capsule or extract.

Here is a link to a vendor (Note: This product is now available in the U.S.):

Oleander Pills (
Rose Laurel OPC Plus)

The second way people have been known to take this product is to make “oleander soup”. Do NOT touch an oleander plant until you have read the eBook! The book provides excellent information about oleander.

WARNING: Before you even begin processing a real oleander plant, the sections of the eBook which discuss making the oleander soup should be read SEVERAL times. Take notes to make sure you know what you are doing before you even touch the plant.

Whether you take the prepared versions or make your own oleander soup, it is important to buy the ebook on using oleander to treat cancer. What is nice about eBooks is that because they are electronic they can be updated very easily, thus, you are always buying the most current information. Here is the website which sells the book:
Cancer's Natural Enemy


What NOT to Take with Oleander and Warnings

Most herbs are said to be safe when taken with oleander. The exceptions are herbs such as foxglove which contain cardiac glycosides or which have blood thinning agents. Oleander is not compatible with digoxin/digitalis and blood thinning agents such as Warfarin and Coumadin, in which case it should be used with caution or under the direction of a medical professional.

It is important to stress that anyone who makes the home remedy version should make absolutely certain that the plant(s) they use have not been contaminated with pesticides or other chemicals. Most nurseries and a majority of homeowners use the pesticide Malathion. 


The Complete Protocol

Tony Isaacs has a website that discusses using Oleander as a cancer treatment:

Tony Isaacs Oleander Protocol

Go to his article to see what else should be added to the oleander.


Marc Swanepoel's Products

Mark Swanepoel has an entire line of products which are oleander based including the Rose Laurel Ointment for topical cancer – it is said to also helps with age spots, moles, and all kinds of skin thingies as well as wrinkles. His products are not the same as the ones available in the US (which are pure oleander and nothing else).

Mark Swanepoel's products: www.sutherlandiaOPC.com


Support For This Treatment

Support for this treatment comes from Tony Isaacs and others who are part of an online Yahoo health group called “Oleandersoup.”

The online Yahoo health group “oleandersoup” has over 3,500 members. On this website is Tony Isaacs phone number and website page. He is available for support at almost any time. The group includes herbalists and naturopathic doctors, most notably Dr. Loretta Lanphier (owner of Oasis Natural Wellness and a noted natural health author) who is one of the group moderators.

Also, see his Facebook information (copy and paste):
Cancer's Natural Enemies – https://www.facebook.com/CancersNaturalEnemies
The Best Years in Life – https://www.facebook.com/groups/405567262915983/

Also in the group is the man who devised the recipe for “oleander soup”, naturopaths who make the oleander extract and are familiar with it, experienced users and a lady who probably makes more oleander extract than anyone this side of Marc Swanepoel (who formulated the OPC supplements).

See the very bottom of this web page to join the newsgroup:
Oleander Website

Marc is also an active member of our group who frequently answers questions and gives advice. In addition, Tony has a direct pipeline to the makers of the patented medicine version Anvirzel (which is now Nerium Biotechnology out of Canada) and the former makers of Anvirzel (Phoenix Biotech) which has a new oleander product in phase I testing at M.D. Anderson cancer hospital.

Tony's book, which is linked to above, should be the final source of information about the treatment, including warnings.


The History of Oleander As A Treatment For Cancer

The history of the oleander soup can be traced to Turkey. As with so many other discoveries, a researcher found a group of people who had a vastly lower rate of disease than other groups of people in the same country. Upon investigation, a Dr. Huseyin Z. Ozel found out these people had been taking a folk remedy for their diseases. The remedy was a diluted form of the oleander plant.

Dr. Ozel actually applied for a patent for his discovery. In his patent application, he mentioned several case studies as well as one study which included 494 patients. Here is a quote from the patent application:

  • “Between January 1981 and December, 1985, 494 patients with inoperable, advanced malignant diseases were tested with NOI [injection of formula]. All malignancy had previously been diagnosed at various specialized medical institutions in Turkey and abroad. The malignancies of these patients had progressed to a state where they could no longer benefit from existing anti-tumor therapies. These 494 cases included examples of almost all varieties of malignancies and were found in various organs.
    Patent Office Website

The patent application can be found by copying and pasting together the following very long URL:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=
/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5,135,745.WKU.&OS=PN/5,135,745&RS=PN/5,135,745

It is Dr. Ozel who also first thought of the concept of an oleander soup that can be made at home. No doubt it was influenced by the people he studied in the small villages in Turkey.


For more information:

http://www.tbyil.com/