Medical Video: Noni vs Cancer : the Science
Noni fruit is known as a strong aroma. Tropical fruits that are widely grown in the Tahiti islands, the Pacific islands and in Asia, Australia, South America and the Caribbean can grow as high as 3 meters and have fruit about the size of a potato which will turn yellow or white if cooked He said, one of the benefits of Noni fruit can prevent cancer, is that right?
Not only noni fruit, cherries are also predicted as natural ingredients that can be relied upon to avoid cancer. Curious? See the explanation below.
Is it true that the benefits of Noni fruit to prevent cancer?
The benefits of Noni fruit are undoubted, because these plants have been used as herbal medicines since a long time ago. Not only the fruit flesh, but the bark to the leaves of the plant is also used as natural medicine.
Well, one study says that the benefits of noni can help fight cancer cells that grow. This research examines the benefits of noni in mice that have tumors.
From the results of these studies, it is known that substances in noni can reduce the pain experienced by mice due to tumors.
In addition to experiments conducted by mice, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Louisiana revealed that noni juice can be one of the natural ingredients that are good in cancer treatment because of its antioxidant content.
However, this matter still has to be investigated further, because until now the research carried out is only limited to animals and has not been proven to humans directly.
He said, berries also have the same properties
Ellagic acid is a phytochemical or chemical plant found in raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries. The highest levels of ellagic acid are found in raspberries, strawberries, and pomegranates, especially if the fruit is frozen and dried. Extracts from raspberry red leaves, pomegranates, or other sources contain high levels of ellagic acid which is sufficient as a food supplement in capsules, powder or liquid.
Does it eat berries or can prevent and treat cancer?
Ellagic acid has several anticancer properties that function as antioxidants and can kill cancer cells. In another study it was found that ellagic acid was able to reduce the effects of estrogen in the growth of breast cancer cells. Other research shows that ellagic acid is capable of removing cancer-causing substances in the blood.
Although many studies have mentioned that ellagic acid can prevent or treat cancer, the results of this study have not been proven to treat cancer in humans. Ellagic acid functions more to reduce heart disease, birth defects, and wound healing.
Almost all studies conducted on ellagic acid have been tested in animals in the laboratory. Some animal studies show that ellagic acid can inhibit the growth of skin, esophageal, lung, and other tumors caused by carcinogens.
In addition, ellagic acid can act as a substance that can help tumors form new blood vessels (angiogenesi), but further research on ellagic acid is needed to determine its benefits and effects on humans.
Italian researchers found that ellagic acid can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy in men suffering from prostate cancer, but this ellagic acid does not slow the progression of cancer cells or increase survival for cancer patients.
Some reports suggest that ellagic acid can affect enzymes in the liver and can alter the absorption of drugs in the body. Therefore, users of drugs and supplements should always be consulted with a doctor first. In addition, raspberries or their preparations must be used carefully for women who are pregnant because they are capable of causing early labor.