Artesunate, or Wormwood, is an herb that has recently shown great promise in treating cancer.
Understanding the internal environment and physiology that cancer cells require to thrive, is a major contributor to a successful treatment.
The mechanism of action that Artesunate has against cancer cells is very well defined.
It is helpful to know that cancer cells have a tendency to absorb iron at high levels. This little gem of information is what we can use against it.
When Artesunate is exposed to iron, in combination with oxygen, it releases a cascade of free radicals. With iron, already abnormally high in cancer cells, it creates an even larger reaction.
Through the use of Artesunate, as a catalyst, a "FREE RADICAL STORM" is initiated.
This( iron rich) "storm" triggers apoptosis or cell death in the cancer cells at an accelerated rate .
Normal cells can survive this because they have anti-oxidant pathways that neutralize free radicals. Cancer cells do not.
When used in conjunction with high dose IV vitamin C as well as other oxidative therapies, Artesunate has been shown to make a substantial difference in the response to therapy in advanced cancer.
It has also been used in combination with some chemotherapies to improve outcomes.
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