Posted on May 14, 2013 by lucas2012infos |
Rarely known outside traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), lei gong teng
or “thunder god vine” is stunning Western researchers with its ability
to stop cancer in its tracks – in as little as forty days. Used for its
health enhancing qualities for more than 2,000 years in China, the West
is beginning to recognize the astounding benefits of the vine for
treating cancer, giving new hope to those who suffer from the most
deadly forms of the disease.
Thunder god vine compound swiftly conquers cancer
Lei gong teng (Tripterygium wilfordii) is native to China,
Japan and Korea where it has long been valued for its distinct
anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and anti-cancer properties.
Supplying ample amounts of the active compound triptolide, the herb
demonstrates substantial success in eradicating cancerous tumors.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center
discovered that mice treated with triptolide for 40 days showed no
further incidence of tumors, even after ceasing treatment. Ashok Saluja,
vice chairman of research and the study’s leader, told Bloomberg, “You could see every day you looked at those mice, the tumor was decreasing and decreasing, and then just gone.”
Scientists at John Hopkins School of Medicine also found
extracts of lei gong teng to be effective in eliminating cancerous
tumors. Jun O. Liu, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and molecular
sciences at Johns Hopkins, notes:
“… triptolide has been shown to block the growth of all 60 U.S.
National Cancer Institute cell lines at very low doses, and even causes
some of those cell lines to die.”
Apparently, the compound impedes the manufacture of new RNA, thereby
curbing cancerous proliferation in mice. These findings are laying the
foundation for human clinical trials in the near future.
Triptolide has been shown to inhibit colorectal, pancreatic and
ovarian cancers, among others. Rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune
disorders like multiple sclerosis and lupus respond to lei gong teng as
Since the herb can cause serious side effects, including loss of bone
density, headache and infertility, it is important to consult a
qualified TCM practitioner before use.
The dark side of scientific research
Even though emerging research regarding the thunder god vine is
encouraging, financial gain is still the underlying motivating factor.
Anthony Gucciardi of Natural Society aptly observes:
“While it is great news that this study is bringing the beneficial
effects of inexpensive and near-free plant compounds to light, the bad
news is that the individuals responsible for the research are actually
looking to create a pharmaceutical drug from the essential component
triptolide. A drug that will seek FDA approval and ultimately be
patented, nutritionally ruined, and sold for exorbitant amounts of cash.
Instead, just get your hands on some thunder god vine for yourself.”
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