Garden Cress Extract Kills 97% of Breast Cancer Cells in Vitro

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Garden Cress Extract Kills 97% of Breast Cancer Cells in Vitro: Garden cress, like broccoli, is a cruciferous-family vegetable but is unique because it contains very high amounts of BITC (benzyl isothiocyanate) which has emerged as a powerful anti-cancer compound. In this study, BITC was seen to kill 97% of ER- breast‪cancer‬ cells (MDA-MB-231) after 24 hours of treatment. For comparison, the same dose of sulforaphane from ‪‎broccoli‬ killed only 75% of the cancer cells.

In other research, BITC has been found to slow the rate of breast cancer metastasizing by 86% and when given to mice, resulted in breast tumors 53% smaller than in untreated mice. BITC is now being intensively studied for a variety of cancers and has been shown in lab studies to be active against melanoma, glioma, prostate cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer and others. Garden ‪‎cress‬ is one of the best sources of…

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