Scientists have found in the plant a cure for cancer

Baikal skullcap or Scutellaria baicalensis has anti-cancer properties, scientists say. Note, in folk medicine this plant is quite widely used in the treatment of liver diseases of the lungs, to reduce the temperature in fever. As it turned out, Scutellaria baicalensis contains a compound that kills cancer cells.

"Together with Chinese scientists, my team figured out how the plant synthesizes flavones. Understanding this mechanism will allow to produce flavones on an industrial scale for the meds. Previous studies have shown that flavones can save you from cancer," says Kathy Martin, a Professor from Centre John Innes.

It is worth noting that speech about the use of herbal medicines as the primary method of cancer treatment. None of these means without surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment will not help to get rid of the cancer.

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