|Chrysanthemum flowers found to have antitumor effects on prostate cancer.|
|Written by Jhoanna Robinson|
|Chrysanthemin, which is the 3-glucoside of cyanidin, is a member of the anthocyanin class of natural products. According to an MTT assay (a colorimetric assay for assessing cell metabolic activity), chrysanthemin tends to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells, inducing dose-dependent and time-dependent cytotoxic effects in them.|
The plant chrysanthemum and its cancer-alleviating effects.
|Chrysanthemum, a flowering plant from the sunflower family, has maintained its use in traditional medicine and herbology for centuries now. Research has shown that it can be used as therapy for diabetes and bone illnesses. Other studies show that it can also help in killing cancer cells.|
Some of its health benefits are as follows:
It can be used to treat angina, which is chest pain or discomfort when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood.
It can be utilized to treat common colds.
It can be used to lessen fever levels.
It can be used to regulate high blood pressure.
Sometimes, chrysanthemum can cause side effects, such as the breakout of skin rashes. Also, earlier reports have shown the presence of toxic blood levels of immunosuppressive medications in a kidney transplant recipient after the ingestion of a “24 flavors tea”.
|Prevalence of prostate cancer.|
|According to reports, 50 percent of prostate cancer patients develop metastatic prostate carcinoma because they haven’t had the chance to avail of effective treatment plans, which include surgical resection, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy for localized tumor. For metastatic prostate cancer patients, it is recommended that they undergo androgen ablation because it can induce cell cycle arrest and apoptotic cell death in prostate cancer cells.|