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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Chinese Plant Compound Wipes out Cancer in 40 Days
We have one more plant protocol
to add to the cancer fighting arsenal that is part of the traditional Chinese medicine
tool kit which means that it is even available.
We have now listed a number of successful
anti cancer protocols on this blog and they all share common characteristics.
are not amenable to any form of patent protection at all and do not receive the
heavy investment in drug development or the related marketing budgets. This makes them orphans that still attract
low scale research support from the academic world. After all, scientists still do want to cure disease.
empirical data base is often quite local or even self selecting in much the
same way we deal with cryptids. Someone
knows something somewhere and a handful of data trackers spot the information
and draw some attention to it. This blog is one such, but it is also clear that there are vast reams of useful data out there that are still poorly collected.
The good news is that the number of biological grad students keeps increasing and the need for projects keeps climbing. We will get there yet.
One thing that I have noted in Chinese traditional medicine is that actual practice can mismatch protocols as if a lot of the original data was lost. This one should not have been overlooked.
Chinese Plant Compound Wipes out Cancer in 40 Days, Says New Research
A little-known plant with a truly bizarre name is now making headlines as a cancer killer, with the compound of the plant vanishing tumors in mice with pancreatic cancer. Known as the ‘thunder god vine’ or lei gong teng, the Chinese plant is actually integrated into Chinese medicine and has been used for ages in remedying a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis.
According to the new research out of the University
of Minnesota’s MasonicCancerCenter, the thunder god
plant compound led to no signs of tumors after a 40 day period — even after
discontinuing the treatment. Published in the journal Science
Translational Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, even the scientists working on the project were stunned by the anti-cancer properties of the compound. Known to contain something known as triptolide, which has been identified as a cancer fighter in previous research, it is thought to be the key component that may be responsible for the anti-tumor capabilities.
Study leader and vice chairman of research at the CancerCenter
Bloomberg how he was blown away by the effects of the simple plant:
“This drug is just unbelievably potent in killing tumor cells,” he
And just like with numerous other powerful substances like turmeric and
ginger, mainstream science is still slowly confirming what many traditional
practitioners have known for their entire lives. This is, of course, due
to the fact that there is simply no money for major corporations in
researching the healing powers of natural herbs and compounds such as the
compound found in the thunder god vine. Turmeric and ginger, for example, have
been found to be amazing anti-cancer substances that are virtually free
compared to expensive and dangerous cancer drugs.
Nevertheless, the Big Pharma sponsored corporate scientists have
managed to ignore these spices as much as possible. In fact, they have even
been caught time and time again faking thousands of studies to
fraudulently demonstrate the supposed value of pharmaceutical drugs pushed by
major pharma juggernauts — many of which are later forced to pay millions in
fines which only slightly stack up against their billions in profits.
Profits that are threatened by the many real studies that were performed by scientists examining the rejeuvenating power of cheap ingredients like turmeric, which has been found by peer-reviewed research available on PubMed to positively influence over 590 conditions.
While it is great news that this study is bringing the beneficial effects of inexpensive and near-free plant compounds to light, the bad news is that the individuals responsible for the research are actually looking to create a pharmaceutical drug from the essential component triptolide. A drug that will seek FDA approval and ultimately bepatented, nutritionally ruined, and sold for exorbitant amounts of cash. Instead, just get your hands on some thunder god vine for yourself.