Juice that can suppress the growth of pancreatic cancer without any side effects. It is also effective against breast, prostate, colon, liver, stomach, and naso-pharynx tumor, as well as in leukemia and neuroblastoma. It is the juice of exotic bitter melon Momordica charantia.
The new conducted study showed that the juice of bitter melon, a known vegetable in Asia and Africa, significantly reduces the growth of pancreatic tumors because it interferes with glucose metabolism in cancer cells and are literally starving and left without sugar. Sugar is the fuel which these malignant cells cannot survive without.
Numerous health benefits associated with the consumption of bitter melon are already known. This plant, lat. Momordica charantia, is widely grown and eaten across Southeast Asia, Africa, China, Japan, Oceania, and even the Caribbean. It is especially popular among the Japanese with Okinawa, who are known for their longevity.
Although it has been eaten for centuries, many health benefits such as anti-virus or anti-oxidant effect, have only recently become known in Western medicine. This herb prevents the onset of diabetes. In the last four years, there has been intensive research about the activity of this plant against cancer.
The anticancer activity was also observed in breast, prostate, colon, liver, stomach, and naso-pharynx tumor, as well as in leukemia and neuroblastoma. A new study has shown that bitter melon cytotoxic has an effect on pancreatic cancer.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center bought the melon (Chinese variety) in a local store, removed the pulp and seeds, and used a home juicer to make juice. The solids were removed, and the remaining juice was used in the testing in two ways: directly to the cell cultures, or by being frozen and ground into a fine powder, which was later used for feeding of experimental mice.
Bitter melon juice (diluted only 5% in water) acted in a strong way in all four pancreatic cancer cell lines. Namely, after 72 hours of testing ASPC-1 and Capan-2 tumor cells were reduced by 90%, and BxPC-3 and MiaPaCa-2 by 98%.
Juice caused programmed cell death (apoptosis) and, more importantly, activated AMPK, suggesting that it interfered with glucose metabolism and literally starved the cancer cells, leaving them without sugar.
After mice were fed powdered frozen juice, there was a 64 percent reduction. The effect is then similar to the chemotherapy (52% after 18 days), which is administered in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, but without any visible side effects.
This would mean that people who have 75 kg. should take six grams of this powder. A similar dose of 4.8 grams of powder of frozen juice was used as part of a recent study. In fact, it was given for three monthsto those suffering from the metabolic syndrome. The cure worked and all of the patients tolerated it well.