Study on grapeseed extract, vitamin D, spices (turmeric and black pepper), resveratrol, selenium and chaparral revealed that they are natural cures for many cancers.
Grapeseed extract kills leukemia cancer cells.
Prof. Xianglin Shigroup from the University of Kentucky, USA have found a natural substance in the grape fruit that's deadly to malignant leukemia cells. Grapeseed is a natural compound that appears to have relatively important properties. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the extract. The scientists reported this study in the January 1, 2009, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Vitamin D inhibits the growth of breast cancer tumors.
Activated form of vitamin D causes "cellular differentiation" - essentially the opposite of cancer. Vitamin D might have a protective role against breast cancer. Both sunlight and dietary exposure to vitamin D have correlated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Results of one small study suggested that body stores of vitamin D may be associated with survival chances in women with advanced breast cancer. Study by Prof. Barbara Mawer, Manchester Royal Infirmary in central England.
Spices reduced the growth of breast stem cells.
Compounds derived from the spices turmeric and pepper could help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells. Dr. Madhuri Kakarala group at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA have found that when the dietary compounds curcumin, which is derived from the Indian spice turmeric, and piperine, derived from black peppers, were applied to breast cells in culture, they decreased the number of stem cells while having no effect on normal differentiated cells.
Resveratrol prevents cancer.
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring phytoalexin produced by some higher plants in response to injury or fungal infection. Resveratrol is abundant in the skins of red grapes. Grape juice contains resveratrol, as does cranberry juice, but at levels that are ten times less than those in red. Resveratrol concentration in red wine varies greatly from one grape variety to another and from one region to another. When incubated with hepatoma cells, resveratrol induced Phase II detoxifying enzymes that detoxified and inhibited the proliferation of these cells. Grape skins, leaves, juice and red wine are all good sources of resveratrol. Resource by Richard Beliveau et al., in the book ‘ Foods That Fight Cancer’.
Selenium helps prevent cancer.
Selenium is found in soil, and human consumption comes by eating plants that have absorbed the nutrient or fish or animals that have eaten plants as part of their diet. “The content of selenium in the food depends on the soil content of this trace element. Supplemental selenium could reduce cancer death rates by as much as 50%. 1,312 patients were given 200 mcg. of selenium daily. The patients receiving selenium had a rise of 67% in their blood selenium level. The patients receiving selenium had a 67% decrease in cancer of the prostate, a 58 percent decrease in colon or rectal cancer and a 45% decrease in lung cancer. This suggests that possibly up to 100,000 lives a year might be saved in the USA by the simple addition of selenium to the diet. - A Physicians Guide to Natural Health Products That Workby James A. Howenstine, MD.
Chaparral treats cancer.
The plant is the creosote bush, or chaparral, also known as greasewood, and is a member of the oak family, has been used by Native Americans to treat a variety of illnesses, including cancer. Chaparral contains an ingredient called nor-dihihydroguairetic (NDGA), a potent antitumor agent. NDGA inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis (the energy-producing ability) of cancer cells. - Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancerby Donald Yance and Arlene Valentine.
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