By Dr. Mercola
The University of Missouri was abuzz with excitement recently when researchers announced they’d found a non-toxic treatment that can stop breast cancer in its tracks.
In the study, this treatment worked even on deadly, fast-growing breast tumors, inhibiting cell proliferation (growth) and reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer malignancy.
But the ingredient needed for the treatment―apigenin―is cheap and is as close as your garden or grocery store, as it’s a natural, active ingredient in celery, parsley, thyme, and a number of other fruits, vegetables, and spices. The trouble is, the researchers are having a hard time finding anyone to fund further studies on humans …
Celery, Parsley Compound Shrinks Breast Cancer Tumors
When mice that were implanted with cells of a particularly deadly, fast-growing human breast cancer were treated with apigenin, the cancerous growth slowed and the tumors shrank.i Blood vessels feeding the cancer tumors also shrunk and restricted nutrient flow to the tumor cells, starving them of the nutrients need to spread. A study conducted last year showed similarly promising results; when rats with breast cancer were treated with apigenin, they developed fewer tumors and had significant delays in tumor formation.
Though apigenin, a flavonoid, is most prevalent in celery and parsley, it’s also found in many other natural foods, including:
Apples Chamomile Basil Oregano Tarragon Cilantro Endive Broccoli Cherries Leeks Onions Tomatoes Grapes Tea Beans and barley