Cancer is expensive to treat, and as we learn more about medicinal plants, the more it reveals there are potential life saving affordable treatments . The pomegranate has compounds that signal the body to “kill” the tumor cell without causing inflammation response. It also has been used historically to fight inflammation, treat sore throats, help heal wounds and recently has been proven to help fight the transmission of the HIV virus due to its antimicrobial properties.
- The World Health Organization predicts that more than 9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the coming year.
- Recently Brazilian scientists observed the anti-cancer effects of pomegranate in an in vivo study.
- Pomegranates are rich in tannins, which purportedly are also chemopreventative and anti-tumor.
“One of the natural products that have shown potential use as alternative treatments to cancer is the pomegranate (Punica granatum) fruit.”