Compound from Common Chinese Plant Blasts Cancer-Cells
Known as the ‘thunder god vine’ or lei gong teng, this Chinese plant is actually integrated into Chinese medicine and has been used for ages in remedying a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis.
According to new research at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center, a compound isolated from the thunder god plant led to “no evidence of tumors” after a 40-day period of ingestion by subjects, even after discontinuing the treatment. The results of this study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The scientists working on the project were stunned by the anti-cancer properties of the compound. The thundergod vine contains triptolide, a substance which has been identified as a cancer-fighter in previous research for its tumor-inhibiting properties.
Study leader and vice chairman of research at the Cancer Center, Ashok Saluja explained to Bloomberg News that he was blown away by the beneficial effects of such a simple plant: “This drug is just unbelievably potent in killing tumor cells,” he said.
As with numerous other powerful plant-substances like turmeric, dandelion and ginger, mainstream science is extremely reticent in confirming what many traditional practitioners have long recognized. This is likely because there is simply no money for major corporations in researching the healing powers of natural herbs and compounds such as that which is found in the thunder god vine. Turmeric and ginger, for example, have been found to be amazing anti-cancer substances that are virtually free compared to expensive and dangerous cancer drugs. Cynical, disingenuous and venal elements within the behemoths running the pharmaceutical industry, and its regulators see no benefit to themselves, thus continue to discount the usage of benign and relatively pure plant-based compounds and traditional spices in the treatment and prevention of cancer.
Big Pharma-sponsored scientists have managed to ignore these spices as much as possible. In fact, they have often been caught faking thousands of studies to fraudulently demonstrate the supposed value of pharmaceutical drugs pushed by giant pharma perps—many of which are later forced to pay millions in fines which only slightly stack up against their billions in profits.
Those profits are threatened by the many real studies that were performed by independent scientists examining the rejuvenating power of cheap ingredients like turmeric, which has been found by peer-reviewed research available on PubMed to positively influence over 590 conditions.
WARNING to the WISE
While it is great news that this study is bringing the beneficial effects of inexpensive plant-compounds to light, the bad news is that the individuals responsible for the aforementioned research are actually looking to create a pharmaceutical drug from the Chinese plant’s essential component, triptolide. A drug that Big Pharma will seek FDA approval for is likely to be nutritionally ruined by a mass-production process and sold for exorbitant amounts of cash. Before that eventuality, we ought to stock up on the benevolent stuff.