Exceptional Botanical Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in Under 24 Hours

Exceptional Botanical Kills 98 Percent of Cancer Cells in Under 24 Hours

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The same herb frequently eaten as salad in Asia has been shown to destroy cancer cells — without harming healthy tissue. Researchers at the University of Washington have created a compound based on traditional Chinese medicine that is 1,200 times more effective in killing malignant cells than chemotherapy drugs. Combined with iron, the herb selectively targets cancerous cells and has proven to be a powerful tool in combating the disease. Tomikazu Sasaki, senior author of the study and chemistry professor at the University of Washington, describes the compound as “… a special agent planting a bomb inside the [cancer] cell.”

Since traditional chemotherapy is rife with severe side-effects and kills healthy cells, researchers are encouraged by the findings. Standard chemotherapy destroys as many as 1 normal cell for every 5 cancer cells. The compound developed by Sasaki and his team is far more specific, killing 12,000 cancer cells for each healthy cell affected, which minimizes adverse side-effects. Because of this, the effectiveness of the treatment is increased as higher doses can be tolerated.

Portrait of a 2,000-Year-Old Medicinal Treasure

Sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua L.) has been used for over two millennia in traditional Chinese medicine for a variety of complaints — from skin disorders to high blood pressure and malaria. Native to Asia, the plant is rich in the following beneficial compounds:

Artemisia annua contains sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, coumarins, essential oil, palmitic acid, stigmasterol, B-sitosterol, aurantiamide acetate, annuadiepoxide, B-glucosidase III, etc. And sesquiterpenes contains arteannuin, artemisinin A (qinghaosu I), artemisinin B (qinghaosu II), deoxyartemisinin (qinghaosu III), qinghaosu IV, qinghaosu V, qinghaosu VI, arteannuin C, artemisinic acid (qinghao acid), methyl artemisinate, artemisinol, annulide, friedelin, friedelan-3B-ol, etc. Flavonoids include chrysosplenol D, artemetin, casticin, cirsilineol, axillarin, cirsiliol, tamarixetin, rhamnetin, cirsimaritin, rhamnocitrin, chrysoeriol, kaempferol, quercetin, luteolin, patuletin, etc. Coumarins include scopoletin, coumarin, 6-methoxy-7-hydroxycoumarin, scoparone, etc. Wormwood oil includes camphor, B-caryophyllene, iso-artemisia ketone, B-pinene, bornyl acetate, carveol, benzyl isovalerate, B-farnesene, copaene, y-muurolene, fenchone, linalool, isoborneol, a-terpineol, borneol, camphene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpineol, etc. [source]

Of particular interest in the treatment of disease, especially cancer, are the compounds limonene (anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant), B-pinene (antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, antioxidant) and quercetin (anti-inflammatory , anti-proliferative, supports immune function).

Artemisinin is the active component found in sweet wormwood, which has been used successfully to treat malaria and has saved millions of lives worldwide. Now researchers are turning their attention towards applying the herb to cancer.

Iron as a Trojan Horse

Artemisinin on its own will destroy 100 cancer cells for every normal cell. To improve the results, researchers added an iron chemical tag into the mix. Since cancer cells need large amounts of iron to maintain rapid tumor growth, they will readily engulf the artemisinin-iron tag compound. As explained by UW Today, “Once inside the cell, the iron reacts with artemisinin to release poisonous molecules called free radicals. When enough of these free radicals accumulate, the cell dies.”

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Henry Lai, a University of Washington bioengineering professor and co-author of the study, said the compound is like a Trojan horse in gaining access to cancerous cells. Artemisinin is extremely toxic when combined with iron, but harmless otherwise.

Cancer cells are also not as efficient as healthy cells in cleaning-up free-floating iron, making the malignant cells more sensitive to the herb. Because cancer cells are already under stress from high iron levels, artemisinin pushes the cells over the edge. Due to this mechanism, researchers believe the compound can be used successfully for almost any type of cancer. Currently, the artemisinin-iron tag duo has been tested on human breast and prostate cancers in vitro, and has safely killed breast cancer in rats.

To establish artemisinin’s effectiveness, the team saturated normal breast cells and radiation-resistant cancerous tissue with holotransferrin — a compound found within the body that carries iron into the cells. Next, the cells were dosed with artemisinin. Within 16 hours, all the cancer cells exposed to holotransferrin died and only a few normal cells were affected. Lai notes that a breast cancer cell contains up to 15 times more iron receptors than other cells, therefore making it more susceptible to artemisinin’s assault.

“Most currently available drugs are targeted to specific cancers,” Lai said. “This compound works on a general property of cancer cells, their high iron content.”

The research team hopes that since artemisinin is already widely available, a compound to treat cancer can be manufactured inexpensively to help those who are ill in developing countries.

The Washington Technology Center and the Witmer Foundation provided funding for the study.

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Carolanne WrightCarolanne enthusiastically believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, Carolanne has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of organic living, gratefulness and joyful orientation for over 13 years

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  • Instructor242

    Thanks for such cutting edge and thorough information. I live and work in Seattle..So ..Yeah for the hometown team

  • dylan dougal

    This new cancer treatment will be banned by the FDA, the researchers will be killed, found hanged or will just disappear, as the Giant Pharmaceutical Companies are not going to have anyone cure illnesses with cheap drugs that works, and have no side effects, they want to keep the monopoly on expensive drugs that do not work, but costs thousands a week to allegedly cure cancer, when most of the people suffer horrendous side effects and eventually die, after the drug companies have got thousands of dollars a week for ineffective poisons for sometimes years that do not work, but the end results are always predictable, DEATH.

  • Lamar Carnes

    Demand the Drug companies and the collusion they have with the FDA be stopped and these new discoveries be allowed to function in this nation! It is the most EVIL thing I can imagine besides being so stupid about Islam, is the fact that money hungry drug firms along with vote getting and under the table money or positions of Governmental people allow such to keep back people from suffering and death! How evil can a people be? I think sometimes education and the intelligence of man has made some people absolutely mad, or evil and/or a combination of both! They are not worthy to be in either of the industries if they take such an approach against medicine.

  • Steven Gaylord

    For your bestest of best friends… cannabis oil. It won’t disappoint.

    • Eevie

      i know….i don’t have 1000 dollars up front for an ounce of the oil. And that’s minimum price.

      • Steven Gaylord

        I’ve sent this “baking soda/molasses” protocol to a good friend in Singapore and a month later she reported back to me that she was cured. What’s sweet about it, is it’s simple, effective and it’s cheap…

        One man claims he has found a cure for cancer and actually successfully treated his own by using baking soda/molasses protocol.

        Vernon Johnston was diagnosed with stage IV aggressive prostate cancer which metastasized to his bones. He initially turned to Cesium, but ended up using a baking soda/molasses protocol as a natural cure which eliminated his cancer and has worked for hundreds of others. (NOTE: This protocol works for all cancers except for one – melanoma.)


        For melanoma… (NOTE: Worthy of concideration, on this one though, I cannot endorse the efficacy – SG)


  • jacq

    Hi Eevie….besides what is mentioned in this article…..please also look at a youtube video called ” Run from the cure”

  • Michael W Hall

    definitely look into the cannabis oil as suggested by Mr Gaylord

  • Apricot kernels also have been clinically proven to kill cancers at significantly high rates since 1957. You can make purchases at sites online for fresh kernels or for a more concentrated pill form. It’s the vitamin b-17 that is the catalytic agent. You could do a search for b-17 to find information and the companies selling the products. I wish you and your dog health.