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Cancer is a prevalent disease that is responsible for around 10 million deaths a year. Cases and deaths will continue to rise daily if nothing is done to find the most effective treatment. Mistletoe is an evergreen, semi-parasitic plant that grows on trees. This plant contains a number of biologically active compounds that contribute to its anti-cancer properties e.g., lectins. Mistletoe is obtained from nature and has been shown to be safe, potent, and effective in treating cancer. Herein we review the biological effects of mistletoe on cancer cells, formulations that can be used in cancer treatment and discuss the benefits and caveats of such treatments.
Healy, Rebecca and Friel, Anne M.
"An Investigation into use of Natural Mistletoe Extracts and Their Formulations as Potential Anti-Cancer Treatments in Human Carcinomas,"
SURE_J: Science Undergraduate Research Journal:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/sure_j/vol4/iss1/1
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