How Blushwood Berries Can Destroy Cancer Cells Almost Instantly
A study conducted at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland, Australia has recently shed new light on what could become the next big cancer treatment: the blushwood berry (Hylandia dockrillii). This naturally occurring fruit contains compounds that began killing off cancer cells almost immediately when studied in the laboratory.
Chemotherapy and radiation are toxic and come with harsh side effects, often making the ill feel even more ill. The recent research on this amazing berry could mean new, natural treatments for cancer on the horizon.
Blushwood Berries – Where they Come From
Blushwood berries are the fruit of the blushwood tree, which is known to grow in only one region of the world: the rainforests of Far North Queensland, Australia.
These tropical trees are not found anywhere else on the globe, but grow in abundance near Australia’s northeastern tip.
These particular trees need very niche conditions to thrive—conditions which can only be found in specific portions of Far North Queensland, Australia.
Considering their usefulness as proven by the latest cancer research published in PLOS One, some are wondering if they could be grown in a greenhouse environment, so that people all over the world could benefit from their cancer-killing properties.
Blushwood Berries – What kind of Cancer they Eradicate
The researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, headed by Dr. Glen Boyle, used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of blushwood berries called EBC-46. They used this drug to treat spots of melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) on dogs, cats and horses.
The subjects were diagnosed by veterinarians and given a poor prognosis, most being considered candidates for euthanasia prior to participating in the study.
Amazingly, these animals that had been on death’s door prior to the study had their melanoma tumors disappear after treatment in the lab by Dr. Boyle and his team of scientists.
Tumors were Gone within 48 Hours
When the EBC-46 was injected into the cancerous cells on the subjects, the tumors reacted by turning a dark color, then falling off.
The derivative from the blushwood berry is thought to cut off oxygen supply to the cancer cells, allowing for the removal of tumors without the need for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
The researchers reported that most of the subjects’ tumors—previously considered a lost cause by veterinarians—were gone within 48 hours of being injected with EBC-46.
Under the microscope, the individual cancer cells began shriveling up and dying within mere moments of coming into contact with the EBC-46.
What the Future of Cancer Treatment Could Be
The discovery of the effectiveness of EBC-46 is exciting news in the world of cancer treatment.
Dr. Boyle says the findings of the pre-clinical trials at QIMR Berghofer suggest the drug could be effective in human patients.
“In most cases the single injection treatment caused the loss of viability of cancer cells within four hours, and ultimately destroyed the tumors.”
Dr. Boyle says EBC-46 works in part by triggering a cellular response which effectively cuts off the blood supply to the tumor. “In more than 70 per cent of pre-clinical cases, the response and cure was long-term and enduring, with very little relapse over a period of 12 months.”
Further studies using human participants could serve to prove the blushwood berry to be nature’s hidden cancer cure.
An update: EBC-46 is currently being evaluated for safety in a Clinical Phase I trial in patients with cutaneous or subcutaneous solid tumours. Such tumours include melanoma, head and neck cancer, SCC and BCC of the skin and Merckel cell carcinoma. In this trial, EBC-46 is delivered locally in a single treatment by direct injection into tumours. The trial is being conducted in Australia by clinicians in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Details of the trial can be found by accessing the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry at www.anzctr.org.au and entering “QBiotics” in the search window.
A note – Many people have asked me where to find this berry. As far as I could tell the tree is not privately controlled and it freely grows in the Australian rain forest. Please be aware that its formal name is Hylandia dockrillii. There is a website that specifies the coordinates of such trees: http://blushwood.com/blushwood_tree_locations.htm as well as in coopercreek.com.au/flora.
You can also contact the researcher directly for more specific information (Glen M. Boyle at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute). If you are interested in more detailed information please read this original research work.
Here is a short video about this amazing discovery. You can also scroll down to read about other promising natural cancer treatments.
Other Natural Cancer Treatments
Chamomile Tea Can Switch Off Cancer Cells
A cup of chamomile can be a refreshing and relaxing treat. Chamomile is an ancient remedy for stress, anxiety, and sleep, and new studies show that regular consumption of chamomile tea can prevent and even fight cancer.
According to two different studies, chamomile tea can help to stop the spread of cancer cells. You can read about this discovery in my article on how chamomile tea can switch off cancer cells.
Flaxseeds Can Prevent and Kill Breast Cancer
In a review published in the journal of Integrated Cancer Therapies, researchers reviewed over 1,800 patient records, 10 studies, 2 controlled trials, and a host of other studies and found that the consumption of flaxseeds may reduce the risk of cancer and may protect against primary breast cancer. You can read more about this discovery in my article on how to use flaxseeds to prevent breast cancer.
Carrots as a Natural Colon Cancer Treatment
Virtually everyone has heard that carrots are wonderfully healthy and promote well-being by preserving eyesight, providing a high-fiber snack that can keep you away from the optometrist’s office.
Carrots help keep the digestive system clean and, like other raw vegetables, can give their eaters a burst of energy like no other. Most people don’t doubt the health benefits of carrots, but some may feel dubious about the power of these seemingly innocuous little root vegetables to treat cancer.
A research study spearheaded by Dr. Kirsten Brandt of the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2005 found that carrots may hold the key to beating certain types of cancer.
You can get more details about this study in my article on how a woman cured her cancer with carrots.