The Unbelievable Anti-Cancer Effects of Lemongrass Essential Oil
A recent study published in the journal Pharmacognosy Communications reveals that lemongrass is effective against cervical cancer. Researchers found that lemongrass not only stops cervical cancer cells (and several other types of cancer cells) from spreading, but it also initiates cancer cell apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death. “All the results suggest lemongrass oil … could be considered as (a) potent [candidate] for anticancer agents,” the authors wrote.
BRCA stands for BReast CAncer susceptibility gene. There are two BRCA genes - BRCA1 and BRCA2. The BRCA genes are called “tumor suppressor” genes. When functioning normally, these genes help the body prevent cancer. They help keep breast, ovarian, and other types of cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way. If the BRCA genes are mutated, cells are more likely to divide and change rapidly, which can lead to developing cancer.
ability to kill malignant cells of 12 different types of cancer, including ovarian, colon, breast, prostate, lung, liver, cervical, lymphoma, and pancreatic cancer. Laboratory research showed it to be 10,000 times stronger in killing colon cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug. And Graviola, unlike chemotherapy, can kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells.