Simarouba | As Cancer Cure!

I have my mother fighting against breast cancer. We almost went till a moment where we thought we are in a losing game, but touch wood, we are fighting back again. Some one referred an complementing medicine to Alopathic Cancer Treatment, which is more on the Chemo or Radiation. This medication is based on the leaves and bark extract of a commonly growing tree and this treatment has no side effects and pretty simple to follow.

The tree is called as Simarouba Glauca and it is native to South America, Known to grow in the harder terrains and requires no care at all once it actually finds roots after planting. There are a lot of articles on this tree in the net, but they are more on the commercial yields like the oil and fruit pulp etc., but little less on the medicinal properties of the tree. Was googling a lot on this tree and its uses and in specific for some scientific papers on the same and found some. Just wanted to write this post so that it might help others who might find this useful and fighting cancer. Wanted to give a live case scenario based on our use and also the scientific paper which I dig one.

Our Experience.

My Mother is undergoing the Secondary Chemotherapy Treatment and this time she is on Paclitaxel. On Weekly Dosage. For the first weeks, the WBC, Haemoglobin and RBC count where contantly dropping and the common side effect of Nausea and disturbance in Bowel movements and loss of Appetite.

We went and met these people who suggested this treatment and started the Simarouba Leaves treatment along with the weekly chemotherapy. In our Preliminary Chemotherapy which was done in end of 2009, From the third cycle she started getting deteriorating on the above said side effects and got worsened till she completed the sixth Cycle. Not to mention the Loss of Hair and Darkening of Nails.

This time, there was a change. Once we started this therapy, the blood count became normal. There is Loss of hair and darkening of nails, but comparatively, the loss of appetite and disturbance in bowel movements is more or less nil. She cooks her own food and she is on her own. Her Haemoglobin has been always around 8.5 yo 9.5 and WBC above normal levels.

The Tolerance level is much higher and in the CT done in the end of Sixth Cycle in the secondary Chemo, there was a considerable reduction in the Tumor size. In short, We definitely feel its working.

Reference 1


//Another area of research on simarouba and its plant chemicals has focused on cancer and leukemia. The quassinoids responsible for the anti-amebic and antimalarial properties have also shown in clinical research to possess active cancer-killing properties. Early cancer screening performed by the National Cancer Institute in 1976 indicated that an alcohol extract of simarouba root (and a water extract of its seeds) had toxic actions against cancer cells at very low dosages (less than 20 mcg/ml). Following up on that initial screening, scientists discovered that several of the quassinoids in simarouba (glaucarubinone, alianthinone, and dehydroglaucarubinone) had antileukemic actions against lymphocytic leukemia in vitro and published several studies in 1977 and 1978. Researchers found that yet another simarouba quassinoid, holacanthone, also possessed antileukemic and antitumorous actions in 1983. Researchers in the UK cited the antitumorous activity of two of the quassinoids, ailanthinone and glaucarubinone, against human epidermoid carcinoma of the pharynx. A later study in 1998 by U.S. researchers demonstrated the antitumorous activity of glaucarubinone against solid tumors (human and mouse cell lines), multi-drug-resistant mammary tumors in mice, and antileukemic activity against leukemia in mice.//

I googled for some detail on the Quassinoid which is told to be glaucarubinone, the major component in the Simarouba Glauca leaves.

Reference 2


This talks on the AntiCancer properties of Glaucarubinone



A series of glaucarubinone analogues, obtained from natural sources as well as synthesized by us, were studied both in vitro and in vivo. The focus of the in vitro assessment was to define solid tumor-selective compounds by quantitating differential cytotoxic activity between murine and human solid tumor cells and either murine leukemia or normal cells. Subsequent in vivo studies were aimed at determining the therapeutic efficacy of these analogues against the murine models. Structure-activity analysis consequent to both the in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated that few changes could be made in the parent glaucarubinone structure (outside of the C-15 position) without abrogating either cytotoxicity or potency. However, significant changes could be made at the C-15 position which modified, either enhanced or diminished, in vitro differential cytotoxicity, potency, human solid tumor selectively, and differential cytotoxicity to a MDR-expressing murine mammary tumor.


This is a published Medical Article in the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

To Conclude, When you actually see your near and dears struggling with a chronic disease, you tend to do anything and everything possible to keep the pain down. This is was one such try which has made me feel that it has done some help to her. Sharing my experience so that it might be useful to someone some where.

Photograph Courtesy : Ed Weislo,


Re-Edited – 1st Sep 2014

Mom Passed away in May 2012. I really dont know if Simarouba worked or not. But one thing is sure. She had a less painful death in my honest opinion. Till 10 Days before she passed away, she was cooking her own food and was on her own. She was in her full senses till the last few days. Doctors gave her a time line of 18 Months when she was diagnosed and she fought for 34 Months.

I consider this entire episode as Hope. When you have nothing else to do than to hope, why not try this? All the best to all fighting souls out there.





187 thoughts on “Simarouba | As Cancer Cure!

  1. Rashmi mishra says:

    My mother is suffering from stomach cancer . We have started chemotherapy for her but she is facing vomiting and appetite loss .i want to give simarouba to her . Do you have any case studies where it has healed stomach cancer completely

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      If your mother had huge lump sitting in stomach, operated already, then Simarouba will help to cure metastases completely. If the lump is too huge & not operated then Simarouba will stop further spread as well as growth of tumor & acts very slowly in reducing the volume. But effectively help in countering the side effects of chemotherapy. Case studies cannot be mailed but can be shown if you visit me in person since I keep patient details strictly confidential.

  2. Padma says:

    Hi Shankar Sir, I have met Dr.Joshi and very impressed with the feedback left there by cancer survivors.. can you pl advise if this medicine can be taken by a healthy person as a tonic/preventive step .. is there any impact of this medicine like hair loss,etc., if taken by a healthy person… pl revert

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Dr Joshi is my mentor. Did you check with him ? He is such a nice person, you can talk to him & get the info. I suggest that you get required info from him since between us, we have decided not to entertain each others’ cases. It is better for all of us

  3. Ash says:

    Are there ways to get a hold of the leaves/tables/powder outside India?

    Or, are there distributors in India who export it outside, or sell it in sealed containers that can be taken outside India to treat someone who is out of the country?


  4. arvind says:

    Is there anyone who lives in Bangalore? I need its leaves. Please contact me @ 09808408008
    I’ll pay for the postage charges.

  5. Gayatri says:

    Laxmitaru leaves, graviola leaves, ashwagandha leaves for cancer , blood cancer, arhtritis patients is available in Mumbai Nr. Tata cancer hospital. Gayatri Ayurved provide all these leaves at reasonable cost of Rs250. They also arrange a home delivery all over India. They also have cancer Drs & provide all information & diet support. They also have fresh Graviola / soursop fruit & fruit juice, Nano Activated Silver, Curcumin extract. You can contact them on 9619777947.

  6. shraddha deo says:

    hello sir i have contact no please i m complit kimo surgery and rediation please i have some guide about dr medicine

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      You may contact Dr Shyamasundar Joshi Bangalore – mobile # +91 94486 84021 immediately or Shankara Rao Bangalore – mobile +91 99001 97819 after 22nd April 2016 with all your medical reports for further consultations for using Simarouba herbal medicine

    • Neena Jagadeesh says:

      Dried Simarouba leaves are available Rs.250/- for 250 grams (sufficient for two months). Courier charges extra (Rs.100/-) Please send by SMS your address to 09946796446.

  7. Mohammed Azhar says:

    Hi sir my father is suffering from carcinoma of tongue (tongue cancer) and surgery had done.B doctors had said to take chemo radiation for further process.So please help me how Simarouba is used by ignoring chemo radiation .please sir reply to my question..

    • Dear Md Azhar,
      The leaves are available with Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Tehnology, Bangalore. This is located on Kanakapur road. Almost about 16 km from Banashankari. More information you may contact Sri. Kishore Mukherjee on 9448388884

  8. Akanksha says:

    Hi Doctor,

    My mother has been diagnosed with Primary Peritonial Cancer recently and doctors are saying its stage IV, she has lost her appetite and there is continuous bloating. WE have heard from one of our friends regarding this medicine. Her first chemo has already been done and she is becoming weak with each passing day. Please advice can this medicine help in bringing her appetite back and fighting the disease.
    Hoping for your early response.

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Simarouba certainly will help not only to stop cancer spreading ( metastases) but also kills a group of cells forming cancer. Without knowing the details of investigation as well as any clinical procedure your father has undergone, I cannot comment on tongue cancer. I need to go through the medical reports — such as pathology, PET/CT scan or MRI reports before suggesting Simarouba medication. If you are in India, you can mail me – if you agree – all scanned reports ( no photographs please) for my review and discussions before Simarouba medicine could be started.My e-mail ID:

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Yes. Simarouba effectively brings back the appetite while fighting cancer and at the same time strengthens the system – removing side effects of chemotherapy. Bloating of her stomach .. due to gas ? Simarouba certainly cures chronic gas & acidity as well. If you are in India, if you agree to take Simarouba medication then please mail me ( complete medical reports – scanned copies – right from diagnosis (pathology report) PET / CT scan or MRI reports etc., till discharge summary of first cycle chemotherapy – for my review & discussions, My recommendations will follow thereafter.

  9. Kamath says:

    Are there patients who have not taken chemo and have relied only on the simarouba herb ? My mom is diagnosed with ppc (peritoneal carcinoma) just finishing pet scans today and will know the staging of it hopefully .. Irrespective of this is it feasible to rely on simarouba for a patient aged 69 who is able to walk , eat etc

  10. vinutha says:

    hello sir
    my mother is suffering from duct carcinoma detected last week. but the cancer cells are appears like small lump distributed here and there in area of 2 inches it is not continuous lump. the doctor is telling that before operation he need to reduce the size of the lump. my question is my mother can take this simarouba medicine even after her operation? or before operation also.

  11. R Godara says:

    Dear sir If during medication of simarauba leaves, Nausea and vomiting feeling is there, shoud we reduce the dosage

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      In fact Simarouba does not either craete nausea or vommitin but it stops both and hence there is no need to reduce Simarouba dosage

  12. Satisha says:

    hello Dr, I am sathisha had Aplastic anemia.Transplant done on jan-2014. My sister’s steam cell matched 100 %. I have been cured now.
    After 6 months of transplantation, till to day I am suffering with side effects like skin and mouth allergy(ulcer),high gas trouble, weakness. Sometimes even sugar problem too. I am suffering with low immunity & every month iam suffering from fever .But my blood is normal,urine,culture reports are negative. Dr, gave high antibiotics so as to increase the immunity. The doctor says that the infection named ‘GVHD’ is responsible for this.
    Is it possible to meet you with all my reports as I stay at Bangalore.
    Please reply.
    MY MAIL, mob:9449852089

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      GVHD means “Graft-Virus-Host- Disease”. This is a phenomena that affects the recipient (you) from the donor ( your sister) for receiving stem cells (allogeneic stem cell transplant), you are running the risk of GVHD. This happens when the donor stem cells that make-up your new immune system see your body tissues and organs as “something foreign & attack them. From the symptoms what you have explained I am of the opinion that you have acute GVHD. You need to be under constant medical supervision may require hospitalization even. Yes! Simarouba can help you in many ways to prop-up your health. This is the first case of stem cell transplant I am coming across & I feel you can try – since Simarouba will not add side effects & it does not chemically react with any other form of medication. Please scan & mail me ( all your medical reports leading to stem cell transplant. I will go through the same after which we can meet & discuss – if you agree to try Simarouba on a mutually convenient date. Best Wishes

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called- a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs.

      Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells. It is a type of blood cancer. What stage is the disease as per doctor ? Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that can cause kidney problems.

      Above problem can be managed by Simarouba. You need to send complete medical reports right from histopathology till date .. no photographs required.

  13. Hello Dr
    My mother aged 69 years has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors in small intestine & it’s spread to liver , Dr suggested for surgery & sandoatatin injection or only sandostatine injections every month ,we are continuing with only injections every month she’s normal ,she now does her work but my mother doesn’t know about disease she’s got,we haven’t informed her ….can we give simharoubha medicine for this kind of cancer?

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Certainly YES ! It not only destroys cancer cells with its anti-tumor property but also removes side effects of alopathy medicine – rejuvenates body with improved body metabolism. Further, it does not chemically react with any other form of medication and hence safely can be used in conjunction with others also !

  14. Suresh nanda says:

    Hello sir,my father is suffering from multiple mylomia.he is now per report,he was 75% he completed 3rd Camo.can i use simarauba glayca and it is how much efective for multiple mylomia.his hemoglobin is now 7.4.

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Yes ! Simarouba can give some relief – specially in boosting Hb – which is a causality in multiple mylomia. Primarily damage to DNA of developing cells in bone marrow which in turn produces immature cells leading to leukemic white blood cells called myelomia blasts.This becomes on a going process and the patient becomes suddenly weak necessitating – the only known treatment “Chemotherapy”.

      Since your fathers’ age is not in his favor for fast recovery and you say he has been affected 75 %, I sincerely suggest you to start Simarouba treatment forthwith. This not only builds up resistance to body by improving Hb but also starts killing cancer cells simultaneously giving relief on pain etc., Now some patients with similar problems are under my treatment & feeling better.

  15. Saravanakumar says:

    My brother having bone cancer.Last month we did a surgery in his leg.Below the knee 15 cm bone was removed in surgery.Now metal rod is fixed in that area.Today (19.9.2016)doctor told again the cancer cells are spreading above the knee.They advised to remove his whole leg.His age is 21 only.Is there is any possibility for cure with out removing his leg? Please help me sir

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      You had a detailed dialogue regarding your brothers’ case with me in details on SMS on 19th Sept 2016 & wanted to know the contact reference of person treated with Simarouba for bone cancer. I said I keep the secrecy of patient like any other doctor & cannot be shared publicly. Advised to go through Narayan’s Blog if can find some one. You stopped thereafter.

  16. Sharad Shah says:

    Pranaam sir,
    A very close friend of mine,Male-Age 53years is suffering from Mysthenia Gravis and his blood test for antigen says 94%. Would you recommend simarouba treatment for him. I have simarouba tree in the back yard of our apartment itself.

  17. Ram says:

    My father (Age 84) is diagnosed recently with stage 4 Prostate cancer. Cancer has spread to limbs and bones. He got Orchiectomy procedure completed recently. His PSA level is normal. He is facing bone pains and once if few weeks. He is daily taking bicalutamide medicine now.

    Doctor told that prostate tumor operation is not possible.

    Is there any recommendation to have the bone pain + keeping cancer and prostate tumor to shrink.

  18. SVR IYENGAR says:

    How do one can know whether any progress is being by taking the above said leaves? In allopathy,the result can be known through lab, tests and other medical instruments which are tangible. For e.g. growth can be checked through a procedure called Cystocopy, TURB.
    Is there any method in Ayurvedic System.? I have a great regard for our Indian system. But I am ignorant. Pl. enlighten me through your rich experience. I am 81 years male and interested to know about urinary bladder cancer.. Thanks. Regards abd blessings from SVR IYENGAR

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Simarouba Herb belongs to Triterpene Chemical family. Action on human system is unique. Medicinal properties are documented in the internet based on worldwide research carried out on this herb – can be accessed in internet.

      You need to rely on medical reports from the tests carried out using modern analytical equipments available in any test house in the same way as alopathy doctors use for monitoring the progress of a disease. Action of Simarouba on human system is effective and its’ action cannot be matched with the speed with which one could see in alopathy treatment. Whether one takes alopathy / ayurveda / homeo or herbal – trust/ belief is the most important & critical factor for getting a relief. No one undergoes a treatment for a fun but one must go with a firm belief of getting better health with the type of medication selected. It is purely individual’s choice..

  19. Bapan kalita says:

    Hi ,sir my brother (age -27) is suffering from rectal cancer(carcinoma ) 3 rd cemo and radiation has been given.itz been 1 and half month he is using Dr Joshi decoction.last week when u did pet scan ,the report came as the same when detected.he is going through pain now,though pain killer we r worried is it sufficient to give only Dr Joshi’s med, or we have to go for cemo and radiation as well.plz advice

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Though Dr. Shyamasundar Joshi is my mentor,methods adopted by both of us for treating patients differ. I would refrain from commenting on his methodology and advise you that you must contact him only for a possible remedy. Both of us would not interfere in each others activity

  20. high concentration of Simarouba Glauca 40:1 is available with in USA and their sister concern in India. they can be reached at +91 9620000072.

    We have used their Simarouba Glauca extract for treating cancer with very satisfactory results

  21. meenakshi says:

    My husband is suffering from AML M4. Can simarouba be helpful for his treatment. Although he had undergone chemotherapy and is in remission now

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      YES !. Any one can take Simarouba – including a person with normal health. It boosts energy, fixes body metabolism & the herb is known to have the best antioxidant properties unmatched by any other known medication. It keeps the person fully fit & energetic. Healthy persons can take the herb for 21 days leave a gap of 3 to 4 months & repeat the dosage. You can google to find its’ practical uses since the results of research conducted worldwide is documented

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      By mistake a general information about practical uses of Simarouba was posted by me as a reply.. which you may please ignore.

      As regards AML, Simarouba will standout on treatment to give benefits as many patients are under my treatment getting the desired results. Only form of treatment in alopathy is Chemotherapy which will make the person not only weak but also induces lots of side effects. Simarouba does not interfere with your current treatment and will not chemically react with any other form of medication. Even Though you say currently your husband is on remission, when the white blood corpuscles gang-up and invade red corpuscles, you cannot rule out chances of you repeating chemotherapy once again. As you know, chemotherapy does not distinguish good & bad cells, acts on every cells – including healthy cells. Patient becomes extremely weak as good cells take time to come back to their normalcy – causing severe side effects. Simarouba is known to correct the anomaly by acting on the cells with defective DNA & Simarouba acts without any side effects

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  23. Imroza says:

    My father was diagnosed NHL (blood cancer) 4th stage luckily its not spread to bone marrow the report was negative,but as per Doctors there is no cure for NHL ,finally chemo was started but my father was always sick and tired due to heavy side effects of chemo one day i heard about simarouba bark powder but i have the question mark ,does it will work??because no one can give the guarantee of life in cancer even will take full treatment also? We have to believe it bcz we do not have the other option the situation is do or die ,we are decided to meet Dr joshi and went their,i saw the Dr joshi sir he sat on chair and he is explaining the benifits of simarouba he is very clear and confidential about simarouba we are started to give the simarouba decoction after taking this gradually my father all reports came normal and his wbc, rbc,hemoglobin levels are normal and my father is living healthy life and he is back to work,Thank u very much Dr joshi sir,May Allah bless you…

  24. Harsh says:

    Hello Sir, I am 24 year software engineer,currently in bangalore, I am curious about this plant and its medicinal effects. Can you tell me that if a person can take doses of this plant even if he/she is not having any medicinal problem as preemptive measure to any probable problems in future? Also, sir I would like to meet you soon, in person for more knowledge.

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      YES !. Any one can take Simarouba – including a person with normal health. It boosts energy, fixes body metabolism & the herb is known to have the best antioxidant properties unmatched by any other known medication. It keeps the person fully fit & energetic. Healthy persons can take the herb for 21 days leave a gap of 3 to 4 months & repeat the dosage. You can google to find its’ practical uses since the results of research conducted worldwide is documented

  25. Hello sir my father has mouth cancer… his face has swollen … he is continuing his homeopathy medicines…. i came to know about Doctor Joshi…. my sister is staying in bengaluru …she visited Doctor Joshi and he gave these leaves powder for my father……… my father is now taking this powder ……just want to confirm will it be effective ? will it give relieve from pain to my father… i cant see him in pain sir…… please help us …. please

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Dr. Shyamasundar Joshi is my mentor. Between me & Dr Joshi we will not entertain patients of each other’s – as we don’t want controversies. We discourage people on this issue. Hence it is better that you contact Dr Joshi with your problem & seek his advise & guidance.

  26. Dhanya says:

    Hello sir,,,My mother aged 53 years has been diagnosed with metasis neuroendocrine tumors,cancer has spread to bones.,,now she completed 1st cycle chemo on 30th dec 2016,,,,2nd cycle chemo on 17th junuary,can we give simarouba along with undergoing chemo,,,,is there any problem if she take simarouba along with chemo injection?

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Yes ! Certainly you can give Simarouba even during chemotherapy. Simarouba does not chemically react with any other form of medication – be it alopathy / Ayurveda / Homeo. In fact it not only nullifies the side effects of Chemo & gives a great relief which none of the medicine can give but also kills cancer cells.

  27. Dhanya says:

    Hello sir,,,My mother aged 53 years has been diagnosed with metasis neuroendocrine tumors,cancer has spread to bones.,,now she completed 1st cycle chemo on 30th dec 2016,,,,2nd cycle chemo on 17th junuary,can we give simarouba along with undergoing chemo,,,,is there any problem if she take simarouba along with chemo injection?

  28. Rajini says:

    My friend(male-age 35 years) has been diagnosed with brain cancer recently and doctors are saying its final stage,His first radiation along with chemo was started, but my friend was always suffering from headache . I heard about simarouba does it will work? because no one can give the guarantee of life in cancer even will take full treatment also. Can we give simarouba medicine for this kind of cancer?

    • Shankara Rao T S says:

      Dear Rajini.. You say as per doctors that your friend is in final stage. No medicine can be of help except some miracles happen. Simarouba can give better palliative care compared to alopathy medicine. I cannot on your friend’s health unless I see his last MRI scan report.

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