Ovarian Cancer 1: Romance with Sabah Snake Grass

Lucy (not real name – H974) is a 52-year-old female. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March 2011 and had undergone a TAH-BSO (Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy) at a private hospital. The medical report indicated the following:

  • A huge single right ovarian cyst 15 to 18 cm
  • Intact capsule
  • No ascitis, no peritoneal / omentum / liver deposit
  • Lateral pelvic wall clear
  • No adhesioin
  • Left ovary normal
  • Both fallopian tubes normal
  • Clear cell carcinoma of right ovary, Stage 1

Lucy was asked to undergo follow up chemotherapy. She declined. She said, I did it my way and went for traditional method. She embarked on taking Sabah Snake Grass (SSG) since much has been said about its goodness in the local mass media. Lucy started with 300 leaves but when  she began to have joint pains, she reduced the consumption to 30 leaves each time. Lucy had been taking this fresh herbs for more than a year – from May 2011 until September 2012 (when she came to seek our help).

Recurrence: Extensive spread

In May 2012, Lucy had lower abdominal discomforts and did an USG. The result indicated a possible presence of a mass in the  Pouch of Douglas. The echodensity measures 3.3 x 3.6 x 5.2 cm. She went to consult three doctors.

Doctor 1 said there was nothing wrong! No mass.

Doctor 2 said there was something in there but unsure of what it was!

Doctor 3 also said the same – something in there!

Knowing that her cancer had recurred, Lucy started to take the SSG again and this time more seriously at 300 leaves each time.

Eventually Lucy ended up in the government hospital performing a CT and PET scan.  The results of the CT scan indicated:

  • a heterogenous mass – 5.3 x 4.0 x 4.4 cm – at the pelvis suggestive of tumour recurrence.
  • possible infiltration into the adjacent sigmoid colon and right pelvic nodal metastasis.
  • enlarge lymph node along the right pelvic  – largest 1.9 x 1.1 cm.
  • the peritoneal soft tissue nodule – 1.4 x 1.2 cm – may represent peritoneal metastasis.


Sabah Snake Grass (SSG) is not new to me. I know this plant since 1995 when I started CA Care and has been using it as one of the 350 herbs used in our centre. However what is new to me is the idea that only ONE herb is used as if it is a magic bullet. This unfortunately is against the basic principle of herbal therapy. Nevertheless this is what happened  when one has a “magic bullet” mentality.

Over the years, I receive emails from people asking for my opinion about this “hot” topic of SSG. See below:

Hi Dr. Chris, recently I read from newspaper regarding Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus) herb which can help in cancer treatment. Do you have any comment on this … for cancer?

Good News!!!
Recently, I met a man who had Lymphatic Cancer – Stage 4 with lymph nodes affected. His cancer started in March 2008. 

Affected parts: 1st: Right lung, 2nd: Left lung, 3rd: Groin, 4th: Eye and 5th Mouth. 
After 9 chemo therapies he stopped the treatment on 10/11/2008 because 5 specialists said he can only survive for 3 months. Today, after more than 2 years, he has recovered and is still living.

Thanks to the Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus) which he planted outside his house.
He blended the leaves with green apple (minus skin and seeds) and drank them after breakfast every day. 

After 3 days, 6 tumours disappeared. After 13 days, he went for a blood test. The oncologist said that he was 96% cured. So far more than 200 people who had taken the herbs showed improvement. 

Case 1) Man – age 54, Lung Cancer: 3rd stage. 
Chemotherapy 6 times. Tumour before taking Sabah Snake Grass 29mm, 44mm, 76mm. Tumour two weeks after taking Sabah Snake Grass reduced to 20mm, 27mm, 67mm respectively

Case 2) Woman with Uterus cancer – tumour size 6cm 
Scheduled for surgery. After taking SSG, reduced to 3.5cm.  Doctor said no need to operate. Continue taking the SSG, the tumour disappeared.

Case 3) Man with Prostate Cancer.

After taking SSG for 11 days, the tumour disappeared. 

 Case 4) Woman from KL,  Breast and Lung Cancer

Both breasts removed – 4 stage. Very weak, cannot eat,  on drip and lying in hospital. Family member poured SSG juice into her mouth through tube. After a few days, could eat and was discharged. 28 days later was all tumours disappeared.

Case 5) Woman from Taiping with Breast Cancer
After taking SSG for 3 days, the wound dried up.

Case 6) Leukemia Patients 
So far 4 cases have been cured after drinking SSG juice. They also drank juice from 3 leaves of Guo Sai Por (Ti Tham Tou) once per week. 

This was my reply to the person who wrote me:

Scientists in Thailand have been studying this plant. There is also a company making cream from this plant. I also grow this plant in my garden for many years already. I also use this plant for cancer but not in the way it is being publicised  much less getting “instant, magic” results as claimed.

Does the plant really cure cancer like written above? I HOPE IT IS TRUE … but I am not sure and it is very, very difficult for me to believe such stories  without clear, hard evidence. Let me say it clearly: I want to believe these stories  but I cannot. My training as a scientist just tell me it does not make sense – they are too good to be true. As a scientist, I also find such claims more of a “joke.” Nobody with a scientific mind would be able to swallow such success stories as the way these are written! Let me say it here — I am not saying they are not true but what is questionable is the way the stories were written and presented. I am sorry to say this but I still have to say it. But unfortunately many of us only want to hear what we want to hear, throwing away logic and common sense out the window.

In this  video,  a lady related her experience with SSG. She had been taking it for over a year and she suffered a recurrence.  SSG could not even prevent a recurrence let alone make tumours disappear.

The above patient is not the only one who experienced such failure. I have many others who came with similar failed stories.  I have also personally given SSG to a lady with small lumps in her breast. The leaves were harvested from the plants that I grew at home. I asked her to take the juices every day. It did not work. She had to go for chemotherapy.

Let me be clear about this. I am not against anyone taking SSG. By all means take it if that makes you happy or feel good. Take it if you benefit from it. You could be the lucky one. After all you don’t have to sell your house to pay for the herb. So there is nothing much to lose.  But if you have problems after taking it, you may want to stop taking it. Some patients told me that they experienced joint pains or muscle cramps and  could not walk after taking SGG. Again, this can happen to some people, while others have no problem.

To those of you out there. Let me know if you have any good healing stories about SSG. As a reminder, whenever we want to make any claim of efficacy, we must present our case with a certain degree of credibility. Our story must be substantiated by medical reports, CT scan, blood tests, etc. Let us document such success stories properly so that others would not laugh at us. Shoddy work makes us look cheap! We give others all the reasons to say we are quacks. Let us do our work correctly!

According to the above stories,  you need to take SSG for only  3 days, 14 days, 11 days or 28 days and the cancer all disappeared. Wow,  Malaysians have “beaten” all American scientists at  curing cancer with a magic bullet!