Cloves Inhibit Cancer Growth
Nov 01, 2015 04:15PM
Published in the journal Oncology Research, the test used an incubation system that simulated the ability of these cancer cells to grow within the body. The researchers found that the clove extract stopped such development. The active constituents they identified within the clove extracts include oleanolic acid and eugenol. “Clove extract may represent a novel therapeutic herb for cancer treatment, and oleanolic acid is one of the components responsible for part of its antitumor activity,” the researchers commented.
Cloves, one of the oldest medicinal spices, have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries.