Chokeberry increases success of pancreatic drug treatment

2014 Research

Chokeberry extract improves Gemcitabine performance

In a laboratory study using pancreatic cancer cells, chokeberry extract seemed to increase the effectiveness of gemcitabine.

Researchers tested an extract of chokeberry – a plant found on the eastern side of the USA – on pancreatic cancer cells treated with chemotherapy alone, chokeberry extract alone, or with a combination of both.

The study was carried out by researchers from Middlesex University, University of Southampton, Portsmouth University and Kings College Hospital which are all in the UK..

The study was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Black Chokeberry Review 

Chokeberry is a member of the Rosacea family, and gets its name from the fact it is so tart. Black Chokebery has strong anti-cancer properties and has previously been shown in research to attack glioma cells and colorectal cancer cells. It is rich in bioactive compounds which are primarily antioxidants with known anti-cancer properties such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and carotenes.

It has also been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties particularly in the gut, helping to stop diarrhoea. It has also been shown effective against inflammation of the prostate.

Its compounds cross the blood brain barrier and it is a potent relief for headaches and migraines. 

Research has also shown that Black Chokeberry can reduce levels of atherosclerosis in the body, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and diabetes..

Go to: Pancreatic Cancer Overview - symptoms, causes and treatment alternatives

 

2014 Research
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