Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the modern world, taking countless lives every year. While chemotherapy as the most commonly used cancer treatment offers some improvement, the process is slow, expensive, painful, and without any guarantee for success. Radiation does kill cancer cells, but it affects the healthy, necessary cells at the same time. Simply put, both chemotherapy and radiation seem to do more harm than good. With this being said, it`s no wonder that scientists, researchers, and even patients are looking for better cancer treatment.
A recent study has found that there is plant with an ability to kill cancer cells, and is literally found in your own backyard. Specifically, a group of researchers Windsor Regional Cancer Center in Ontario, Canada, found that dandelion is the new promising cancer treatment.
Dandelion For Killing Cancer Cells
John Di Carlo was diagnosed with leukemia at the time when he was 72 years old. Given that most of the treatments he underwent showed little or no effect, he had been told that he needed to come to terms with the situation and spend his last days with his family members. Then, one of the doctors recommended him to try drinking dandelion root tea as last resort, which he accepted and stuck to this alternative treatment dutifully. Amazingly, he was in remission 4 months later, and has been living cancer-free ever since.
The Groundbreaking Study
Dandelion root extract has been long used to treat all sorts of health issues, from digestive issues and hepatitis to anorexia. This weed that is found in literally every backyard acts as potent antioxidant, anti-carcinogen, and anti-inflammatory agent.
Dr. Caroline Hamm, Dr. Pamela Ovadje, and Dr. Siyaram Pandey studied the effect of dandelions against chronic myelomonocytic leukemia cells by treating the cells with high concentrations of dandelion root extract. Amazingly, the cells exhibited a notable reduction in cells` ability rejuvenate and grow, which led to cell apoptosis. The cancerous cells started to break apart within 48 hours.
The best part regarding this treatment is that it discriminates between cancerous and healthy cells. In other words, it destroys leukemia cells while boosting the immunity of regular ones. In addition to its ability to treat leukemia, dandelion root extract has been found to fight other cancers as well, such as lung, breast, colon, prostate, and liver cancer.
Dandelions For Health
Strengthens Bones and Source of Vitamin K: Thanks to their high vitamin K content, and bone-strengthening properties, dandelions lower the risk of bone fractures and prevent muscle tension, tooth decay, and calcium deficiency.
A Good Source of Vitamin: As little as cup of dandelion tea helps improve vision and fight vision impairment, respiratory infections, and premature aging.
Digestive Issues: The vitamin and mineral content in dandelions promotes liver detoxification by increasing bile and flushing out impurities and toxic matter.
Prevent UTIs: Dandelions combat bacteria responsible for the infection.
Diabetes: Both root and stem of dandelion increase the production of insulin, which in turn helps regulate blood sugar levels and keep them balanced.