Researchers proved that Fagonia cretica extract kills breast cancer cells without damaging normal breast cells.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a study in which scientists have undertaken tests of the plant extract Fagonia cretica, which is also called Virgin’s Mantle, and its cancer-fighting properties. In what may prove one day to be the initial burst of a major health breakthrough, scientists have found that this plant extract may help cure breast cancer.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/cancer-fighting-plant-a-reality), a plant that folk medicine has long recognized as a cancer-fighter may soon be stepping out from the shadows. Researchers proved that Fagonia cretica extract kills breast cancer cells without damaging normal breast cells. However, researchers came to this finding in laboratory conditions; further investigations of the extract in animals and, if successful, in humans is still required.
As the article outlines, this plant extract is most commonly consumed in beverage form, as an herbal tea. In Pakistan, traditional healers use it to treat women diagnosed with breast cancer. Until now, it has been regarded as something of a folklore remedy.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, “Cancer-fighting Plant a Reality?,” reports patients in Pakistan who have taken the plant extract have reported that it does not appear to cause common side effects associated with other cancer treatments—like hair loss, blood count drop, or gastrointestinal issues.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article also reports the scientists are hard at work trying to identify which element or elements of the plant is/are responsible for killing the cancer cells. Their goal is to conduct trials with human cancer patients.
While it may take some time to find solid evidence for Virgin’s Mantle’s cancer-fighting ability, discoveries like these are the ones that pave the road into the future. It is important to remember that drugs used to fight cancer (not to mention, almost everything else) are most often derived from plants, or they are created in a way that mimics a certain natural chemical within a plant.
The article notes that breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common form of cancer in America. Though much more common in women, it can strike men as well. It is always good to know signs and symptoms.
(SOURCE: “Cup of herbal tea could help fight breast cancer,” Aston University, Aug. 24, 2012.)
(SOURCE: ”Breast Cancer,” Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/DS00328/DSECTION=symptoms.)
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