Group of researchers from the University of Windsor in Ontario researched abundant weed as a cancer cure back in 2009. They found some very interesting discoveries linked to cancer patients.
The plant that they used in this research was a common dandelion. Pamela Ovadje, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor did a large amount of work on this topic. She found some anti-cancer properties linked to dandelion and similar extracts.
She said next: “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 first, she was very suspicious, because dandelions are everywhere and people would have found that property our already.
Researchers have already started to conduct studies on dandelion root extract and it has amazing results.
The effects of a simple water extract of dandelion root on different types of human cancer cells are amazing. It affected T-cell leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and pancreatic and colon cancers, with no toxicity to non-cancer cells.
This extract was approved for human trials back in February 2015, and now it is in phase 1 trials for end-stage blood-related cancers (lymphoma and leukemia).
Dandelion root extract has great potential to cause a death of cancer cells, according to Dr. Siyaram Pandey, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Windsor and principal research investigator for the project.
How Does It Work?
Dandelion root extract causes the cancer cells to commit suicide, but it doesn’t harm non-cancer cells. It causes cancer cells to go through apoptosis (which is a natural cell process that cells activate on intercellular death program).
This process is much better than chemotherapy because chemo kills healthy cell for every 5-10 cancer cells.
Of course, the concentration of this extract is higher than the one you can find in the store, but while the trials are happening, we can hope that this is a real cure for cancer.