Chaste tree berry may have a potential effect in reducing risk and treatment of cancers, some studies proposed.
Cancer is the class of medical and chronic disease characterized by the irregular cells growth, that starts on the cells on the surface of the inner lining of the organ tissue.
At the later stage, the cancerous cells can travel a distance away from the original site to infect other healthy tissue through DNA alternation visa fluid and blood circulation.
The exact causes of cancer are unknown. As of today, researchers do not know why people with the same health and family history, some are susceptible to the onset of the disease while others do not.
According to the statistic provided by the National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with some forms of cancer at some point during their lifetimes.
Epidemiologically, depending on the primary onset of the disease, the most common risk factors of cancer are aging, tobacco, sun exposure, radiation exposure, chemicals, and toxic substances, certain hormones therapy, and family history,
The queen herb has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of year as an anaphrodisiac herb. It is considered a Queen herb in treating menstrual problems and discomforts by taking it in a prolonged period of time.
There was a report that chaste tree berry stems and leaves used by women as bedding "to cool the heat of lust" during the time of the Thesmophoria.
In the findings a natural extract which proceeds anti-cancer potency, researchers at the launched an investigation to examine the anticancer extract preparation ethanol from dried ripened Vitex agnus-castus fruits growing in Israel (Vitex extract) against human uterine cervical canal fibroblast (HCF), human embryo fibroblast (HE-21), ovarian cancer (MCF-7), cervical carcinoma (SKG-3a), breast carcinoma (SKOV-3), gastric signet ring carcinoma (KATO-III), colon carcinoma (COLO 201), and small cell lung carcinoma (Lu-134-A-H) cells.
DNA fragmentation, an indication of cancer cells undergoing apoptosis was seen in SKOV-3, KATO-III, COLO 201, and Lu-134-A-H cells.
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Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bioscience, ISSN 0975-6299.
(1) Cytotoxicity and apoptotic inducibility of Vitex agnus-castus fruit extract in cultured human normal and cancer cells and effect on growth by Ohyama K1, Akaike T, Hirobe C, Yamakawa T.(PubMed)
(2) Human gastric signet ring carcinoma (KATO-III) cell apoptosis induced by Vitex agnus-castus fruit extract through intracellular oxidative stress by Ohyama K1, Akaike T, Imai M, Toyoda H, Hirobe C, Bessho T.(PubMed)
(4) Obesity and Cancer Risk: Recent Review and Evidence by Karen Basen-Engquist and Maria Chang. (PMC)