Considering that is one of the most deadly diseases , scientists are constantly trying to find a cure and , once and for all , put an end to cancer.
This herb is one of those cures and can kill up to 98 % of cancer cells within 16 hours.
According to research conducted by the University of Washington, artemisinin , a "sweet wormwood" , derived from " Artemisia annua " , was used in Chinese medicine and can kill 98 % of cells of lung cancer in less 16 hours .
The herb used by itself , reduces cell lung cancer by 28% , but combined with iron, " Artemisia Annua " completely successful " erase " cancer, and in the experiment this herb has no impact on healthy lung cells .
Artemisinin has been used in the past as a powerful remedy against malaria , but it is now proven that this cure is also effective in the fight against cancer.
When the scientists added iron while carrying forward the study, which was later linked to lung tissue, artemisinin selectively attacked the "bad " cells and let the "good" intact .
"Overall, our results show that artemisinin stops the transcription factor ' E2F1 ' and mediates the destruction of lung cancer cells , which means that it has a route according to the transcription which controls the growth of artemisinin the reproduction of cancer cells , "they said at the conclusion of the research conducted in the laboratory of cancer at the University of California.
The iron deposited special receptors on cancer cells that help in cell division .
Normal cells have receptors but also have higher amounts cancer accordingly and cancer cells can be a combination of iron and artemisinin target .
Numerous experiments conducted so far and all tested in combination with iron, artemisinin can effectively destroy cancer, and this extract is used in China for thousands of years as a cure for malaria.
The malaria parasite can not survive in the presence of artemisinin because it is rich in iron, and bioengineers Henry Lay and Narendra Singh of the University of Washington were the first to discover it.
His research proved that cancer cells undergo apoptosis or destruction and until then the extract was difficult to get to a more acceptable price, but more and more people show interest in this herb , then prices may be lower .
The French medical industry, "Sanofi " announced that they expect to produce 50 to 60 tons of artemisinin each year , hoping that meets the needs of the world market .