This Vegetable May Target Cancer Cells Better Than Chemo
But don’t expect Pharmaceutical companies to fund any studies.
Cancer is the biggest public health burden of mankind today. It kills 7 million annually, not to mention stripping the livelihood, dignity and future health of survivors who have treated it with radiation and chemotherapy. Pharmaceutical companies don’t want alternative health to pose any impositions to their stronghold on cancer “treatment.” An insane amount of annual revenue chemotherapy and radiation produces is at stake.
But that hasn’t stopped the underground world of affordable alternative health from working towards the goal of cures and treatments anyways. And one such fascinating way is by using Parsley. Parsley, a typical meal garnish, contains an extremely powerful and promising molecule when it comes to targeting cancer cells. Apegenin, the molecule found in Parsley, shows a promising benefit for treating cancer (as well as inflammation. The molecule is also found in onions, oranges and chamomile tea. Apegenin is a naturally occurring plant flvone (4,5,7 -trihydroxyflavone). And it has been shown to be a strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-carcinogenic. It is now being termed “chemopreventative.” According to a review from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, its the real deal.
Considerable attention has been devoted to identifying plant-derived dietary agents which could be developed as promising chemopreventives. One such agent is apigenin. A naturally occurring plant flavone (4′, 5, 7,-trihydroxyflavone) abundantly present in common fruits and vegetables including parsley, onions, oranges, tea, chamomile, wheat sprouts and some seasonings. Apigenin has been shown to possess remarkable anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. In the last few years, significant progress has been made in studying the biological effects of apigenin at cellular and molecular levels. This review examines the cancer chemopreventive effects of apigenin in an organ-specificity format, evaluating its limitations and its considerable potential for development as a cancer chemopreventive agent. (source)
Now the question becomes, how would someone get a good amount of it into the body to reap some of these health benefits? Let’s be honest, no one wants to just eat parsley alone. For starters, you could just simply boil the parsley into water as if it were tea. You could add lemon after, drink it just like tea. Another way is juicing. I used to juice fruits and vegetables and add parsley in all the time.
Is it better than chemo? It would be difficult to say for sure seeing that virtually no big studies will ever likely be accomplished. Pharmaceutical companies fund too many studies for their own products, which react harshly against the body. Chemo targets both bad and GOOD cells and leave the patient in a state of dire weakness. The fact that we don’t look into what something like Apegenin is incredibly sad. The good thing is that the mainstream media is starting to have a louder voice. I found this Chron.com article touting this same idea. This is from August of 2013.
Those three veggies, essentials of the Mediterranean Diet, are loaded with apigenin, an inflammation fighter that kills cancer cells. These foods can boost cancer treatments (some studies show it makes paclitaxel, used to treat certain breast cancers, more effective) or prevent cancer (breast, colon, skin, thyroid and leukemia) in the first place.
Over two years old and we have not much more to show for it. That’s the big pharma stranglehold at work. And they are winning, at least until we put more pressure on new, alternative health studies.
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