Lemon Oil As A Preventer of Carcinogenic Mutant Cells

Below is an interesting tidbit about the use of lemon oil as having some potential benefit as a cancer preventer.  Of course any type study like this blurb to the Herbanites is treated as a grain of salt as we tend to question such,  

   I quickly perused and couple of questions. 

1.  What is the essential oil of the lemon and where does it come from?   My guess is it's definitely not the juice however that then brings out the question  is the actual lemon juice also effective maybe as a preventer of potential carcinogenic activity or a delayer of the mutant cells.  Hmm sort of heady. 

2.  And this is what intrigued me is when gets to bottom of article talks of use in aromatherapy and now we are back to does the actual lemon oil do anything other than stimulate an immune response?  

   You might remember some time back I mentioned Dr. Arlene Kestner of LSU who had Ph.D. in how brain reacts to olfactory stimulation.    One of her tests was the ability of essential lavender oil to "calm" patients suffering from "sundown syndrome".    What her results tended to indicate is it did not necessarily have to be true essential lavender oil but could also use petroleum based lavender fragrance and get similar results.  In other words it was the stimulation by the scent and not the physical attributes of the oil that mattered.
   So read on and so say ye, loyal Herbanite........http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/lemon-essential-oil-cancer-fighter/ 

    The Nobel prize in Medicine was presented to 3 scientists for their progressive work on the plant, Artemisia annua, also known in U.S. as Sweet wormwood and derivative is Sweet Annie.  Over time the 3 were able to find the most active constituent and refine it to the medicine we know as avermectin and ivermectin.  The discovery has saved so many lives worldwide from malaria.



Below reprinted from NPR.org

Work On Parasite Diseases Earns Nobel Prize For Medicine

The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. And now three researchers working in the U.S., Japan and China have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Among the winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University in Madison, N.J., for his work on the roundworm parasite.

Born in Ireland, Campbell shares half the prize with Satoshi Omura of Kitasato University in Japan, who has researched the same parasite. The other half of the award goes to Youyou Tu of the China Academy of Traditional Medicine in Beijing, China, for her work in developing therapies for malaria.

Taken together, the three "have transformed the treatment of parasitic diseases," according to the Nobel Prize committee. "The global impact of their discoveries and the resulting benefit to mankind are immeasurable."

All of the researchers were born in the 1930s; much of their key research was published around 1980. And their findings came after intense searches for existing natural components that might help fight diseases.

Working in Japan, Omura isolated novel strains of streptomyces bacteria from soil samples that not only had antibacterial components, but also had the potential to combat other harmful microorganisms.

In the U.S., Campbell explored the effects of Omura's streptomyces cultures and found that, as the Nobel committee says, "a component from one of the cultures was remarkably efficient against parasites in domestic and farm animals."

The active compound, called avermectin, was further developed to become ivermectin, which is now used around the world to protect people and animals from a range of parasites, from river blindness to lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis).

"I humbly accept this prize," Omura said when he was contacted by the Nobel committee Monday. Saying there are "many, many researchers" who are doing important work, he added, "I may be very, very lucky."

Anecdotes have long held that Omura found the life-changing soil sample while he was doing what he loved: playing golf. He clarified that a bit Monday, saying it had happened "very close to the golf course."

Tu revolutionized how malaria is fought by applying ancient techniques from China's traditional herbal medicine to isolate and purify a component from the plant Artemisia annua that could fight malaria in animals and people.

Tu used those insights to extract the component, now known as artemisinin, and to show that it could beat malaria. The Nobel committee says artemisinin represented "a new class of antimalarial agents that rapidly kill the malaria parasites at an early stage of their development, which explains its unprecedented potency in the treatment of severe malaria."

The plant that yielded the compound, Artemisia annua, is also known as qinghao, sweet wormwood and sweet Annie. Its use in traditional Chinese medicine dates back more than 2,000 years.

The work that led to the discovery of artemisinin began in the late 1960s, when China launched a large-scale effort to develop an antimalarial treatment to protect North Vietnamese soldiers from the deadly disease.

To illustrate how malaria works — and how humans have fought it — NPR's Adam Cole produced a video feature in 2012, explaining how that story ranges from the use of quinine (and the gin and tonic) to the Vietnam War.

Short video history of Malaria:

    Generally most "cancer cures" aren't as effective as promised.  Actually most do not work at all and the "proof" of a study is almost always a study done "in vitro" which means outside the human body.  The problem with all in vitro and also animal studies is the biological effects and electrical charges are not present in an outside the body experiment with a drug or compound.   When the "cure" is introduced into the body it either:

A.  Does not work
B.  Kills more than the cancer cells


   Another claim to help kill cancer cells is the herb, artemisia 'annua'.  There are many species of artemisia, at last count being slightly over 400, so not sure if all forms of artemisia perform as you hear about in the below video or only a select few.   What is interesting in this video by medical doctor Len Saputo is he also discusses the use of cancer cures in combination with other therapies which is termed "complementary medicine".  The higher content of iron is also consistent with cancer cells changing polarity on the cell membrane from a positive charge to a negative charge, and that single change is sufficient to avoid the attempts by the immune system to kill the cancer cells.   It's a basic physics principle of magnetism, likes repel likes and unlikes attract.   This is the physical world where one sees magnets attract or repel.  It's also intriguing on how Dr. Saputo talks of the different methods of administration and the body's ability to absorb artemisia compounds.

   Very wonderful to have some folks, such as Dr. Saputo, exploring the use of alternative/complementary therapies for the cure or prevention of cancer.   Remember cancer is an organic chemistry issue, not something acquired from outside, but internally generated.


  The full text and video can be found here.

Turmeric Root & Spice

      Should you add turmeric spice to your dialy diet is the question posed.   Is Turmeric harmful and if so in what quantities over a time span, or a given dose or a lifetime?   Those are questions we don't seem to understand however as you see in this new article,

Turmeric Extract Strikes To The Root Cause of Cancer Malignancy


  There seem to be some evidence of turmeric as a cancer  preventer and maybe more importantly to use turmeric in the diet as a complementary therapy during and after cancer therapy.   The turmeric may enhance the cancer therapy outcomes and prevent the reoccurence of cancer stem cell occurrences which then can not be stopped by conventional or past tried cancer treatments.

     This study on the dietary herb, Ginger - (Zingiber officinale), - from the National Institue of Health ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24215632#prostatecancer) reports results obtained when using the active ingredient, 6-Shogaol, on leukemia and healthy cells.

    Of course one problem, as with all herbs and medications, is can sufficient active ingredient be targeted to the leukemia cells, without injuring healthy cells.  It appears in this study that no harm to healthy cells is a result.

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