Monday, August 30, 2004

Native American Remedy finds favour in medical circles

An ancient Native American treatment for cancer has been shown to have a beneficial effect despite scepticism from the medical establishment. Chaparral an evergreen desert shrub has long been used by Native Americans to treat cancer, colds, wounds, bronchitis, warts and ringworm. But experts dismissed its worth and warned it could be dangerous.

Now, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have shown an extract from this plant may shrink tumours.

Source BBC News


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