Another Cancer Killer? Pueraria Mirifica, a Breast Cancer Fighter
Posted Mar 17 2013 5:18pm
I wanted to "introduce" an amazing plant that I have been researching named Pueraria mirifica (a.k.a. Kwao Krua Kao).
Note I say "introduce" this herb as opposed to "run out and buy" without doing your own homework. I'm just saying my female readers whose instincts believe in natural healers might want to "take a peek" at it, since it is a plant with EXTENSIVE health and healing qualities, many of which pertain to youthful vitality in women, such as eliminating wrinkles and firmer breasts, which I will cover in a follow up article.
For now, I wanted to throw it at the readers since it seems there is EXTENSIVE overseas research and evidence that the herb isa potent breast cancer fighter.
As scientific as I am, I hate to write in an overly scientific style, so here is the short version of what is going on with this plant.
The primary locale of historical growth and consumption of Pueraria mirifica is in Thailand in Southeast Asia, where women have significantly lower rates of breast cancer than the United States, up to TEN TIMES less. Of course there are many factors that affect breast cancer rates, but Pueraria mirifica has undergone extensive research in the Far East as pertains to breast cancer prevention.
I could post a chart here, but I am trying to "gently" coax anyone whose interest is kindled, to look up Breast Cancer Rates in Thailand compared to the USA.
This herb contains several valuable Phytoestrogens where one of them is named Miroestrol and has a very similar chemical structure as found in the safest human estrogen Estriol. I always assume many healing herbs have unknown or un-studied healing properties as well, considering less that 10% of all plants have ever been studied.
Think in terms of how naturally fermented soy products containing phytoestrogens are consumed extensively in the Far East, and it is will known that the properties of naturally fermented soy (as opposed to the GMO soy garbage consumed in the USA), contribute to lower levels of cancer in the Far East
Like I said before, I am gently coaxing interested parties, whose instincts know there are natural healers lurking out there, to do their own research and homework on this product, but to get you started here is some research info……
A series of studies involving breast cell lines and the activity of Pueraria mirifica in vitro have been performed by the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. These studies have shown that Pueraria mirifica root extract has potent anti-estrogenic properties against aggressive cell cancer lines in vitro, especially the proliferative estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer lines (T47-D, MCF-7, and ZR-75-1).
I think in the United States we are prisoners to our own wisdom. And advanced society [in some respects] we are for sure, but in many ways, especially as pertains to health and wellness, we are quite backwards. Methinks that because of our attitude that we "rule the world", we can often not look at all the world has to offer so far as natural healers given to us by Mother Nature.
So much evidence exists for this plant as a breast cancer fighter, I wonder has there been a conspiracy to keep this information from American women. I have to stop and at least present what I have found out, and perhaps maybe 10 out of 1000 readers may actually look into it, and maybe 2 of those 10 will bring it into their wellness program.
….and if it actually keeps those two women healthy, one of my life's purposes is truly being fulfilled.
So all in all, you're already on the web, it might be a plant that you might want to at least take a half hour of you life and do a little research on……….
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor of any sort, just an average person with perhaps an above average gift of researching issues pertaining to health and wellness. Products such as this should be addressed in terms of a well thought personal health and wellness plan. I always suggest talking to a qualified naturopath, herbalist, or nutritionist. Unfortunately, conversing with mainstream medical practitioners about these natural healers will probably not avail much. I am not advising women to run out and buy this product without your own homework. But I am advising women to at least look into what mother nature has to offer us for our wellness. I have brought similar herbs into my regiment, but I always do EXTENSIVE homework, monitor my body's reactions to new products, and be it right or wrong, trust my god given instincts.