Indian herbs contain natural antibiotics to fight oral cancer

A new research has investigated the potency of Indian wild plants against bacterial and fungal infections in the mouths of oral cancer patients.Researchers  tested extracts from several plants used in traditional or folk medicine against microbials found in the mouths of oral cancer patients.

Of the 40 patients involved in the study, 35 had compromised immune systems with severely reduced neutrophil counts. Eight of the plants tested were able to significantly affect the growth of organisms collected by oral swab, and pure cultures of bacteria and fungi grown in the lab. This included wild asparagus, desert date, false daisy, curry tree, caster oil plant and fenugreek. Read more...

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