This article provides you with some published data related to the scientific research done in the area of cancer prevention and cure using Moringa. The references are provided at the end of the article. The author of this article does not claim to have verified the results or the data, and we are merely summarizing the already published data in this article. Welcome to Moringa.Works – a website dedicated to the Moringa tree and maintained by O. M. Jonathan. Continue reading…
PATIENT; Good afternoon doctor.
DOCTOR; Good afternoon. Please, have a seat and let’s look at your results.
PATIENT: During the day, I feel fatigued, and at night, I get sweats, or sometimes fever.
PATIENT: My wife is concerned that I eat a lot of greasy food before I go to sleep.
DOCTOR: I’m afraid John that is much serious than that. I have to run the biopsy test to find out more.
Have you ever been in a situation like this? Or any of your family members?
Are you suffering from that old repeating question; “Am I healthy and what is my MD going to discover during the next health checkup”… among others, maybe even cancer?!
The medical crisis is over us whether we want to admit it or not, and malignancy stands out amongst the most dangerous ailments worldwide.
Every year, diseases caused by microbes and bacteria become more and more resistant to conventional treatments. Already now, health threats have evolved and are resistant to superb drugs. Bacteria and germs developed resistance due to an excessive overdose of drugs over the past decade. . .
. . . and now scientists are in a hurry to find new types of cures. In 2012. , 14.1 million cases were accounted around the world, from which 52.5% are men and 45.4% are women. These percentages are expected to be steadily increased by around 70% in 2035.
Liver malignancy is considered to be the third reason for mortality around the world. In like manner, the most common type diagnosed among women was breast cancer.
Although chemotherapy regimens are currently available for any cancer treatment, there are many physiological and psychological burdens, and many never recover from chemotherapy ending up like rejects – a poor excuse for a human being.
But where is the end? And what you can do to avoid life-changing dialogue with your MD?
How Moringa oleifera fights cancer?
M. oleifera is a plant that has been recognized to give cell reinforcements, as well as anti-cancer and antihepatotoxic properties.
Considering that, all parts of the M. oleifera tree were tested for anti-cancer activity. However, the most extensive research was from the leaf extracts.
The Moringa is an evergreen tree that grows new leaves year-round, with a production of six tons per hectare almost every year. These are full of polyphenols and polyflavonoids, which are antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds.
Concerning that, one of the factors that can cause any cancer is oxidative stress, which is a disbalance in the production of free radicals and their elimination by antioxidants.
With more antioxidants from Moringa leaf, your body can agitate the formation of free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, which ultimately prevents cancer.
And Moringa Oleifera has over 40 antioxidants!
Antioxidative activities of Moringa oleifera
Scientists have explored the antioxidant role of various parts of the Moringa leaf. They tested the five different fractions extracted from the leaf;
- crude extract,
- diethyl ether extract,
- phenolic fraction,
- polyphenolic fraction and
- aqueous fraction.
All five fractions were tested for their antioxidant power using several different antioxidant test models.
Scientists concluded that the polyphenolic fraction has the highest antioxidant activity, but all five fractions also have the antioxidant strength. (1)
In summary, this study showed us that Moringa leaf extract is a source of potent antioxidants with prolific activity both in vitro and in vivo, which indicates that it has potential anti-cancer activity.
Therefore, no matter how you use the Moringa leaf, your organs will gain anti-cancer protection.
Anti-cancer activities of Moringa leaf – (in vitro)
In vitro studies are done with microorganisms, cells, or biomolecules outside their typical biological environment.
In another study, scientist tested the anti-cancer and cytotoxic potential of hot water, methanol, and hexane extracts of the Moringa leaf on cervical cancer cells, aka (HeLa cell line).
The specific cause of this type of cancer is not entirely clear. It is mostly due to the effects of hereditary factors, factors of the environment, diet, and lifestyle.
No matter what is the reason, this study showed that you could exit like a winner.
Although the weakest, an aqueous leaf extract showed the most properties against this type of cancer. The cancer cells were detached and started dying due to the consequence of cell necrosis in which they lose membrane integrity and die quickly.
The named study showed that the aqueous leaf extract of Moringa leaves had the most significant cytotoxic activity and is capable of fragmenting DNA thus killing the cervical cancer cells. (2)
In vivo studies of Moringa show the anti-cancer activity of the Moringa leaf extract in a complex organism such as plants, animals, or humans.
This particular study from 2015 tested the effects of a water-soluble Moringa leaf extract in vivo, using a mouse model, and it’s showed the impact on the most common type of liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells.
The mice infected with HepG2 cells were treated with Moringa leaf extract to determine the effects of the extract on DNA content, which showed increased proliferation, thus showing that cells treated with 50 g/ml of leaf extract (highest tested dose) had a 70% reduction in colonies compared to the negative control group.
In other words, cancer cells in mice were dying due to the DNA damage caused by Moringa leaf extract. (3)
Now you must be asking yourself… “Is the Moringa leaf only provider of anti-cancer properties?”
Anticancer activity from other parts of Moringa; bark, seed, and root
Researchers were also curious to see whether Moringa bark, seed, and roots will act the same when in the ‘ring’ with the cancer cells.
They tested the effects of leaf, seed, bark, and root ethanol extracts of M. oleifera on human breast adenocarcinoma from breast mammary glands.
Results were astounding because they showed suppression in the growth of cancer cells and reduction in their motility by 90% for the leaf extract, 50% for the bark extract, 40% for the root extract but had no perceptible decrease for the seed extract.
Results also showed significant breast cancer cell death caused by the leaf, bark and root extracts at 250 g/ml and toxic effects on the cells at 500 g/ml but again no great impact for the seed extract. (4)
In the end…
If the healing profession works with an alignment with nature and science, then it should be to the benefit to the patient.
But if the healing profession doesn’t understand (or won’t) nature and science, then it works against the health of the patient.
To put it differently…
The leading causes of death in the USA are cancer, cardiovascular disease, and the number one is an iatrogenic illness.
It is illness due to medical treatment or in the simplest form; that is my friend when your MD decides that you should use medications/treatments that are not quite for you, but according to the “Big pharma” it’s passable to use them.
1 ) M. Al-Yahya, R. Mothana, M. Al-Said et al., Attenuation of CCl4-induced oxidative stress and hepatonephrotoxicity by Saudi Sidr honey in rats, Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID eCAM, pp. 569037569037, 2012.
2 ) S. Nair and K. Varalakshmi, Anticancer, the cytotoxic potential of Moringa oleifera extract on HeLa cell line, Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 138138, 2011.
3 ) I. L. Jung, J. H. Lee, and S. C. Kang, A potential oral anti-cancer drug candidate, Moringa oleifera leaf extract, induces the apoptosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells, Oncology Letters, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 15971604, 2015. View at Publisher View at Google Scholar View at Scopus
4 ) A. K. Al-Asmari, S. M. Albalawi, M. T. Athar, A. Q. Khan, H. Al-Shahrani, and M. Islam, Moringa oleifera as an anti-cancer agent against breast and colorectal cancer cell lines, PLoS ONE, vol. 10, no. 8, 2015. View at Google Scholar
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