Modern medicine often dismisses the value of herbs in treating illness. But a traditional Chinese herb known as thunder god vine (lei gong teng) is a different story. For decades, researchers have been examining thunder god vine in hopes of turning it into a drug to treat AIDS, psoriasis, cancer, and more.
Scientists have discovered that this unfamiliar plant with its bizarre name is an amazing cancer killer. The plant was tested on mice that had pancreatic cancer. In just 40 days there was no longer any trace of cancer in these animals.
The scientists responsible for the experiment now hope to acquire money to carry out research on people. The plant, which is called “thunder god vine” or lei gong teng, has been used long ago in Chinese medicine for treating many diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis.
According to the latest research from the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center, by using this plant, after 40 days the body does not show any signs of cancer – even when the therapy is stopped. Research for this miracle grass, as they say, is promoted in the Science Translational Medicine magazine.
Scientists believe that this plant is so effective because it contains a large amount of triptolide, which is previous studies, was identified as an ingredient – cancer fighter.
Scientists say that the cure for cancer is in herbs that have been known for years and like ginger this new revelation is free compared to expensive and dangerous cancer drugs, so many companies have no interest in investing in research for them.
But, even though this plant is cheap, some scientists already involved in the research are trying to make cure drug from this plant which would receive approval from the FDA, but that way – the drug will be patented and sold for a large amount of money.
There are many other Chinese herbs used to treat arthritis, inflammation, and auto-immune problems, though none of them work quite like thunder god vine.