A study indicates that an Amazonian plant has been able to kill human cancer cells, producing toxicity for tumors.
This is the plant Vismia baccifera that is collected in the Amazon of Colombia and has “the greatest antitumor capacity ” among different plants of the Amazon, according to a study by a group of scientists from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU).
“We decided to use it because it was the one that produces the most toxicity for the tumor cells of the liver,” Dr. Jenifer Trepiana, author of the research, told the Middle East Headlines news agency on Sunday .
In developing the cure, Trepiana explained that the plant in question, by increasing free radicals, “produces death by blocking the cell cycle.”
Vismia baccifera is used by indigenous populations for its anti-inflammatory capacity, to cure diseases of the urinary tract and skin diseases.