Tropical Tree Extracts Inhibit Liver Cancer

 Tropical Tree Extracts Inhibit Liver Cancer

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'Research from the College of Pharmacy of Saudi Arabia's King Saud University has determined that the extract from the leaves and branches of the Red Spurge tree – a small tree that grows in hot and tropical regions such as Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and Africa – inhibits the growth of liver cancer.

The researchers performed laboratory analysis on an extract of the leaves and small branches of the tree, Latin name Euphorbia cotinifolia L., also called the Hawaiian Red Spurge, the Mexican Shrubby Spurge and the Caribbean Copper Plant. The researchers found that the extract contained 17 different plant polyphenols, including two ellagitannins not found before.'


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