Leukemia is a medical condition arisen from the abnormal white blood cells produced by the bone marrow.
Bone marrow, containing two main types of stem cells is the soft tissue inside the hollow center of the major bone, including the spine, pelvis, underarm, leg. etc. with the main function of generating blood cells.
Believe it or not, the bone marrow produces 200 billion new red blood cells every day, to replace the blood cells that die off, along with white blood cells and platelets.
There are several forms of leukemia, including acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
CLL and AML are the most common cancers in adults and ALL are most common in children.
In contrast to chronic leukemias that take months or years to develop, acute leukemias start and develop within days or weeks.
According to Leukemia Research, Leukemia causes the death of approximately 68,000 every year. Adults are 10 times more likely to develop the disease, compared to children.
Elecampane, also known as Horse-heal (Inula helenium) is a perennial composite plant, genus nulla, belonging to Asteraceae, native to Southern Europe, and Asia.
* GLN could induce cytotoxic effects in human acute T lymphoblastic leukemia (MOLT-4) and B cell precursor leukemia cell line (NALM-6) with IC50 values of 7.3 and 6.1 μM, respectively.
Based on the results, researchers suggest, "(Taken together, GLN) it might act as a promising anticancer agent for the treatment of leukemia".
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(1) Antiproliferative Effect of Gaillardin from Inula oculus-christi in Human Leukemic Cells by Karami A1, Hamzeloo-Moghadam M2,3, Yami A1, Barzegar M1, Mashati P1, Gharehbaghian A. (PubMed)