Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)


Source: GreenMedInfo.com
Sayer Ji
January 23, 2016

Tragically, 1.4 million die from lung cancer each year, with 1.6 million newly diagnosed. Could this humble leaf extract beat a drug that can cost over 100,000 dollars to improve lung cancer survival only a few months?

A promising new study published in the journal Food & Function titled, “Morinda citrifolia edible leaf extract enhanced immune response against lung cancer,” has found that an alcohol-based leaf extract of the noni tree (Morinda Citrifolia) was more effective than a commonly used chemotherapy drug in treating lung cancer in an animal model.

In the new study, a team of Malaysian researchers tested the relative effectiveness of the drug erlotinib (trade name Tarceva), a so-called epidemal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFR inhibitor), to a noni leaf extract, in lung tumor-induced albino house mice (BALB/c), and found that 21 days of treatment with a 300 mg kg-1 body weight of leaf extract was more effective suppressing lung tumour growth than a 50 mg kg-1 body weight erlotinib treatment.

Remarkably, the noni leaf extract was observed to positively modulate a wide range of biological pathways, without discernable adverse effects:

  • Increasing blood lymphocyte counts

  • Increasing spleen tissue B cells

  • Increasing T cells

  • Increasing natural killer cells

  • Reduced epidemal growth factor receptor (EGFR)

  • Suppressed cyclooxgenase 2 (COX2) inflammatory markers

  • Enhanced the tumor suppressor gene (phosphatase and tensin homolog, PTEN)

  • Inhibited the tumour growth cellular genes transformed mouse 3T3 cell double minute 2 (MDM2) and V-raf-leukemia viral oncogene 1 (RAF1)

  • Inhibited the mechanistic target of rapamycin (MTOR)) mRNA expression in the tumors.

    Continue Reading At: GreenMedInfo.com

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is BreakawayConsciousnessBlog.wordpress.com where his personal work is shared, while TheBreakaway.wordpress.com serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on https://steemit.com/@zyphrex.

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