Given that it is one of the most deadly diseases, scientists are constantly trying to find a cure and finally put an end to cancer. This herb is one of those cures and can kill up to 98 percent of cancer cells within 16 hours.
Namely, according to research published in “Life Sciences”, artemisinin, a “sweet wormwood” or “Artemisia annua” derivative, it was used in Chinese medicine and can kill 98 percent of lung cancer cells in less than 16 hours.
The herb used by itself reduces cell lung cancer up to 28%, but in combination with iron, “Artemisia annua” successfully and completely “erased” cancer, and the experiment of this herb had no impact on the healthy lung cells.
Artemisinin in the past was used as a remedy against malaria powerful, but now shows that this cure is also effective in the fight against cancer.
When the scientists added iron while conducting the study, who later joins the lung tissue, especially infected cancer cells, artemisinin selectively attacked the “bad” cells, leaving the cells “good” untouched.
“Overall, our results show that the transcription factor of the stops artemisinin ‘E2F1’ and is involved in the destruction of the cells of lung cancer, which means having a form of transcription whereby artemisinin controls the reproductive growth of cancer cells, “it stated in the conclusion of the investigations carried out in the laboratory of cancer at the University of California.
Iron deposits in cancer cells with special receptors that help in cell division. Normal cells also have these receptors, but they have cancer cells in older and accordingly amounts, cancer cells can be targeted combination of iron and artemisinin.
Numerous experiments conducted so far and they all show that in combination with iron, artemisinin can effectively destroy cancer, and was used this extract in China for thousands of years as a cure for malaria.
malaria parasite can not survive in the presence of artemisinin, because it is rich in iron, and bio-engineers Henry Lai and Narendra Singh of the University of Washington were the first scientists to discover this .
His research showed that cancer cells to apoptosis, or self-destruction are submitted, and until now was difficult to obtain extract more acceptable prices, but people showing increasing interest in this herb, so prices could get lower.