Herbal Tea Fights Breast Cancer
By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
It appears an herbal tea used by traditional healers in Pakistan to treat breast cancer may really have some merit. An investigative team composed of researchers from the US and UK report that Fagonia cretica killed breast cancer cells in a laboratory and did not harm healthy breast cells.
Folk medicine fights cancer without side effects
Fagonia cretica, also known as Virgon’s Mantlem or Mantle of the Virgin, belongs to the Caltrop family and grows in arid desert areas of Pakistan, India, Africa, and Europe. The small spiny shrub has small, five-petal violet flowers, but it is the leaves that are used by Pakistani women to make a tea called dramah.