Cancer patients will be delighted to learn that a certain Chinese plant has been found to contain possible cancer-killing properties. It was discovered 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. Even though it has a bizarre name, its effectiveness shouldn’t be underestimated. This amazing plant has initially been used in the treatment of arthritis.
Many were surprised by the plant itself, including the researchers from University of Minnesota`s Masonic Cancer Center who participated in the study. The study suggests that this plant managed to destroy cancer in mice after only 40 days, and moreover, without signs of recurrence. The same study also found that the compound which lies behind the effectiveness of the plant is a compound known as triptolide. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and published by the journal Science Translation Medicine. Bloomberg, the vice chairman of the research holds a very positive view of the future of the triptolide when it comes to fight against cancer.
The lei gong teng is not the only plant which traditional practitioners have been used for ages, and contemporary scientists are going back to. For instance, ginger and turmeric are some of the plants which have been found to have amazing effects against cancer and more than 500 other health conditions. Unfortunately, lots of researchers are still skeptics in regard to the effects of the natural herbs. As a matter of fact, there isn’t even one corporation that is willing to invest both money and time in exploring the healing properties of plants, such as the aforementioned one.
Ironically, many pharmaceutical companies claim that they are looking for cure of terminal diseases, but on the other hand, they continue to ignore the healing capabilities of many herbal plants, including turmeric and ginger. They conduct many studies, for the one single purpose of showcasing the power of pharmaceutical drugs. However, it is more than clear that their only purpose is making money. Their budget significantly rises thanks to each cancer patient worldwide, and of course, the money incurred by these patients cannot be lost. The only thing we can do is hope that this will be only a breakthrough in the fight against this deadly disease.