There was a group of Canadian researchers from the University of Windsor in Ontario, in 2009 that have started looking at an abundant weed, as a cancer cure.
This all started when an oncologist came across something quite interesting with some patients with cancer. Believe it or not, the plant we are going to talk about in today’s article is the common dandelion.
Pamela Ovadje, a post – doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor, has done an extensive work on this topic. She dealt with the anti – cancer properties of the dandelion and some similar extracts.
She stated the following:
“We had information from an oncologist, a collaborator here in Windsor, who had patients that showed improvement after taking dandelion root tea. And so, with a phone call, we decided to start studying what was in this tea that made patients respond to it, so we started digging up dandelions.”
At the beginning, she was quite suspicious, but not because it was an all – natural source.
“I figured dandelions are everywhere, and if there was something to it, people would have found this out already.”
We should be glad to hear that the researchers have started conducting studies on dandelion root extract, as well as on its effects on cancer, and the results were more than amazing.
“Since the commencement of this project, we have been able to successfully assess the effect of a simple water extract of dandelion root in various human cancer cell types in the lab and we have observed its effectiveness against human T-cell leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and pancreatic and colon cancers, with no toxicity to non-cancer cells. Furthermore, these efficacy studies have been confirmed in animal models (mice) that have been transplanted with human colon cancer cells.” (Source)
In February 2015, dandelion root extract was approved for human trials. Nowadays, it is in Phase 1 trials for end – stage blood – related cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.
According to one doctor, and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Windsor, as well as principal research investigator for the project, named Siyaram Pandey, the root extract of dandelion has quite a “good potential” to cause death of the cancer cells.
– How does it work?
The root extract from dandelion causes cancer cells to go through, which a natural cell process where a cell activates an intracellular death program because it isn`t needed anymore. In brief, this extract causes the cancer cell to “commit suicide” without affecting the healthy ones.
Two cells perform apoptosis which is much better then chemotherapy drugs, which can kill one healthy cell for every 5 to 10 cancer cells, the dandelion extract.
Another important thing to mention is that the concentration of this extract is much higher than the one which is currently available. Even though trials are still underway, this extract may be the future of treating cancer.
So, if you want to learn more about this, you should watch the video below in which Dr. SiyaramPandey’s explains how dandelion root causes the death of cancer cells within 24 hours.