Chemotherapy and radiation are toxic and come with harsh side effects, often making the ill feel even more ill. The recent research on this amazing berry could mean new, natural treatments for disease or cancer on the horizon.
Hylandia dockrillii, commonly named blushwood, is the only known species.Australia has recently shed new light on what could become the next big cancer treatment: the blushwood berry (Hylandia dockrillii). This naturally occurring fruit contains compounds that began killing off cancer cells almost immediately when studied in the laboratory.
Blushwood berries are the fruit of the blushwood tree, which is known to grow in only one region of the world: the rainforests of Far North Queensland, Australia.
The researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, headed by Dr. Glen Boyle, used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of blushwood berries called EBC-46. They used this drug to treat spots of melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) on dogs, cats and horses.
The discovery of the effectiveness of EBC-46 is exciting news in the world of cancer treatment.
D.r Boyle says the findings of the pre-clinical trials at QIMR Berghofer suggest the drug could be effective in human patients.“We must stress at this point that EBC-46 will only be trialed in the short-term for tumors which can be accessed by direct injection or topical application,” Dr Boyle said.“There is no evidence to suggest EBC-46 would be effective against metastatic cancers.”
Even though some cancer maybe not useful for Blushwood berries,Researcher would try their best to discover more plants can treat human’s disease.