Goldenseal and Echinacea
While living with multiple myeloma, patients become susceptible to infections. These two herbs can be used to fight off infections. Goldenseal, herbalists say, is an antibacterial agent and digestion aid. It’s sometimes called orangeroot, and is a member of the buttercup family. You can find it in tablet or powder form.
Echinacea helps the immune system and is said to relieve the side effects of cancer. It’s in the daisy family, typically found in eastern and central North America.
Herbalists say this pepper helps any medications you take for multiple myeloma fight the disease even more because of capsaicin, the active, hot ingredient in cayenne.
It’s best to discuss the use of these herbs to relieve multiple myeloma symptoms with your physician before trying them on your own at home. Some of these herbs may be beneficial for multiple myeloma pain, but could be bad for other conditions, such as high blood pressure. A physician will best know the best ways to take these herbs based on your individual condition.