The following are five questions most frequently asked with honest answers:

1. Will Montana YewTip® products cure cancer?

NO! To our knowledge there are no "SILVER BULLETS" when it comes to cancer treatment. However, there are successful protocols usually requiring the supervision of an experienced health care professional including but not limited to chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, naturopathy, proper diet, detoxification, and attitude.

2. Did Native Americans use Pacific Yew for medicinal purposes?

YES! Some tribes referred to the Yew Tree as "Chief of the Forest." See Ethnobotany (Historical use) section in the Plant Profile on our website for documentation.

3. Are all Yew Trees toxic and poisonous?

NO! There are seven species of Yew Trees growing around the world mainly in the Northern Hemisphere and several ornamental hybrids. European Yews (Taxus baccata) and Japanese Yews (Taxus cuspidata), which are the most common landscape ornamentals, are poisonous because they contain toxic amounts of the cardiotoxic alkaloidal fraction named, "Taxine" which causes death from asphyxia due to cardiac and respiratory failure. Due to an idiosyncrasy of nature, Pacific Yew (Taxus brevifolia) is lacking in harmful amounts of poisonous alkaloids and is safe to use as a dietary supplement. See Toxicity section in Pacific Yew Plant Profile for scientific documentation.

4. Are there contraindications for Pacific Yew Products?

YES! Pacific Yew Products should not be taken during pregnancy due to historical use as an emmenagogue (stimulates menstrual flow) and for birth control.

5. Have there been any adverse herb-drug interactions reported for Pacific Yew?

NO! However, it is known that pharmaceutical drugs produced from Yew can sometimes enhance the effectiveness of other drugs and at the same time may enhance their side effects. Therefore, as a precaution, we recommend not using YewTip™ products while taking pharmaceuticals and if you do, be well aware of their side effects and consult with your doctor.

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