In the plant Oldenlandia affinis, contains a chemical that helps to cope with symptoms of multiple sclerosis and to slow down the development of this disease. While the experiments are available in rodents, early studies in humans should begin in 2018, says UPI.com.
Oldenlandia affinis is growing and is actively used in Africa. In the composition of plants is composed of cyclic peptides with healing properties. Scientists injected mice with 10 and 20 grams of drugs based on peptides.
It turned out that the introduction of large doses of the drug can slow the course of multiple sclerosis. The higher the dose received the animal, the effect was noticeable. Scientists believe that in the near future experiment with participation of volunteers.