The “Life Science” published a study which revealed that the derivative of Sweet wormwood plant (artemisinin) has the power to destroy 98 percent of breast cancer cells in less than 16 hours.
Medical statistics show that the usage of this plant successfully reduces 28 percent of breast cancer cells. Furthermore, if it is combined with iron, it can even remove cancer completely. The best part is that it does not touch the healthy cells in the breast.
Hundreds of years ago, people used artemisinin as a potent antimalarial agent. Fortunately, this study discovered its benefits against cancer.
During the study, the subjects were added iron which usually accumulates in the breast cancer cells. Artemisinin targets only the bad cells while the healthy ones stay untouched.
It should also be mentioned that iron accumulates in breast cells infected by cancer with specific receptors (transferrin receptors) that help them sharing cells.
Actually, healthy cells also have these receptors, but the cancer cells have these receptors in large quantities, so they can be easily targeted by a combination of iron and artemisinin.
Chinese have been using artemisinin against malaria for centuries.
There are numerous experiments that prove that artemisinin can successfully remove the disease in the presence of iron.
Artemisinin has been used in China against malaria for thousands of years because the parasites can’t live in the presence of this extract because it is full of iron.
Narendra Singh and Henry Lai, bioengineers at the University of Washington, made a research and discovered that the cancerous cells experience apoptosis. They kill themselves.
Currently, it is difficult to get this extract because of its high price, but more and more people are interested in this plant so the price could change soon. Sanofi, a French drug manufacturer, expects to produce 50-60 tons of Artemisinin every year, hoping to satisfy the demand of the world market.