Results of Screening of Medicinal Herbs for Tumoricidal Properties

Every once in awhile I run across a journal article that I end up reading and re-reading over and over again.

This is one of those articles –

In Vitro Screening for the Tumoricidal Properties of International Medicinal Herbs. Elizabeth A. Mazzio and Karam F. A. Soliman. Phytother Res. 2009 March ; 385-398. doi:10.1002/ptr.2636.

and you can get a free copy of it at this web address:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2650746/pdf/nihms-86121.pdf

The study appears to have been done very well, and their article provides ranking and tumoricidal concentration data for a vast number of herbal substances that have been reported to be useful for the treatment of cancers.

Although the rankings provide numerous surprises, the convergence of their data with the ingredients of past healer’s elixers is quite interesting….. and, yes… a Boswellia extract is included in their analysis and scored as one of the most potent tumoricidal agents.

As always, don’t run off and start chewing on grass based on what this report says… Talk to your physician, take this report to him or her and discuss the results with her/him. Recruit his/her assistance to help you or help you find someone who is knowledgeable enough to consult with you regarding your particular circumstances and physiological conditions.

I’m a Pharmacist. Pharmacists Pharmacist. Physicians Physician. As it should be.

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