It is already known that natural remedies can have a very important contribution in the treatment of some diseases. A new research has found out that herbs can be used even in cancer healing.
Scientists have discovered that rosehip can enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatments. It was proved that rosehip can drastically reduce the migration and development of cells in the case of a particular type of breast cancer known as ER+ breast cancer. According to assistant professor in oncology research Aisha Shajahan-Haq this kind of cancer can enable the survivor of the patient since it allows tumor cells to scrunch up and wait for the attack. ER+ breast cancer is least responsive to chemotherapy.
The researchers used focused extract of rosehip on cells and discovered that they became less immune to chemotherapy. Moreover, the migration of the cells decreased noticeably up to 45%. The research team members noted:
“Such outcomes increased questions relating to the short- as well as long-lasting postintervention effects of these two regimens on bust cancer cells.”
The lead author of the study, Professor Patrick Martin, said that it would be great to simply take a rose vitamin tablet on a daily basis which would help with preventing and treating cancer. He added that being a natural product the rosehip has no side effects.
According to the scientists gene analyses have led them to believe that the UPR pro-survival pathway is very active in African-American patients compared to other people who suffer from this disease. In addition some genes which are related to the pathway have an improved activity. These findings could generate an increased resistance to common treatments.
However racial variations regarding ER+ breast cancer are not fully understood. The different outcomes in races may not depend only on biology. Factors such as earnings status, follow-up care, access to mammography and other social factors have been proven to have an impact on the differences in outcome.
The benefits of homeopathy and naturopathy have been acknowledged in the treatment of various illnesses so herbs will very likely play an important role in all sorts of treatments. Although natural remedies have exited for countless years they have been encouraged in the US only in recent years. This may be due to a changing and expensive health care system or it could be the result of a widespread awareness of how important nutrition is. Whichever may be the case the use of rosehip could increase the advantages of the essential treatment for ER+ breast cancer. In everyday life rosehip is also used in tea and foods as a source of vitamin C.
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