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   Aug 11

Himalayan herbal medicine to cure cancer: Study

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) — There is hope for cancer patients! The Pharmacy and Bio-technology Department of Shoolini University in Sholan district, in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh in North India, says it has found herbal medicines that can not only prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body but also will provide better and healthy alternate treatment method than the existing ones.

The plants, Nicandraphysalodes and Iris Kashmiriana, are found in the Himalayas.

According to a report appeared in The Statesman, the researchers isolated the molecules from the leaves of the plant Nicandraphysalodes and found that it can cure lung cancer (A549) and skin cancer (A431). “It is a better treatment method as compared with the existing drug, doxorubicin, as it also damages good cells in body RVC and white blood cells,” Dr Kamal Dev, Coordinator of the university.

He also said the technical advancement of knowledge of the present invention lies in extracting a novel anti-cancer compound isolated from Nicandraphysalodes leaves.”The present invention discloses a novel herbal anti-cancer compound extracted from the rhizome of Iris Kashmiriana, which shows activity against breast cancer cell lines.

The compound/molecules show anti-cancer activity comparable to that of the standard anti-cancer drug doxorubicin. It also offers significant therapeutic advantage of being completely nontoxic towards the normal cells,” he said.

Source: Taiwan News

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