Cancer patients will be happy to know that a certain Chinese plant has been found to contain potential cancer-fighting properties. It was found that this little known plant contains a chemical compound capable of destroying tumors in mice suffering from pancreatic cancer. The plant is called Lei Gong Teng, meaning thunder god vine. Although it has a strange name, its effectiveness should not be underestimated. This amazing plant initially been used in the treatment of arthritis.
Many were surprised by the plant itself, including researchers at the University of Minnesota`s Masonic Cancer Center who participated in the study. The study suggests that this plant managed to destroy the cancer in mice after just 40 days, and on the other, and no signs of recurrence. The same study also found that the compound is behind the efficiency of the plant is a compound known as triptolide. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the journal Science Translation Medicine. Bloomberg, vice president of research provides a very positive view of the future of triptolide when it comes to fighting cancer.
The Gong Lei Teng is not the only plant that practice traditional medicine have been used for centuries, and contemporary scientists are returning. For example, ginger and turmeric are some of the plants that have been found to have surprising effects against cancer and more than 500 other health conditions. Unfortunately, many researchers remain skeptical about the effects of natural herbs. As a matter of fact, there is not even a corporation that is willing to invest time and money in exploring the healing properties of plants, such as the aforementioned.
Ironically, many pharmaceutical companies claim they are looking for a cure terminal illness, but on the other hand, are still ignoring the healing abilities of many herbal plants, including turmeric and ginger. They carry out many studies, which sole purpose of making known the power of pharmaceutical drugs. However, it is more than clear that its only purpose is to make money. Your budget rises significantly thanks to each patient with cancer worldwide, and of course, the money made by these patients can not lose. The only thing we can do is hope that this will be a breakthrough in the fight against this deadly disease.