A group of German scientists launched a study of 76 Chinese medicinal plants believed to be effective anti-cancer agents, said Chinese Medicine News.
The plants, they think, are useful in breaking up the growth of malignant tumours.
Among the many herbs and plants tested were yew trees, periwinkle plant and rangoon creeper, also known as the Chinese honeysuckle. Extracts from 18 of the plants under were found to substantially suppress the growth of cancer cells.
The German scientists began concentrating on Chinese herbal remedies from traditional Chinese medicine after reports they were alleviating symptoms other, less dangerous diseases. Now the scientists are combining natural substance research with advanced analytical and molecular-biological methods.
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