Lettuce Extract is Toxic to Leukemia Cells in Vitro:
|Other species have different/same properties|
'Wild lettuce' picked at a certain stage
has been is known for it's pain relief i.e.
A water exact of common iceberg lettuce (which had been purchased at a local grocery store) was shown to kill up to 59% of human leukemia (HL-60) cells after 24 hours in this study. (I'm sure from my study's lettuce from organically grown seed is always better, if it has a bug in it, all the better its healthy ha ha)
The researchers noted that a person eating 3 kilograms of lettuce could theoretically achieve the required levels in their blood to suppress 50% of these leukemia cells. While this may seem to be a lot, don’t forget it’s to kill off established and aggressive cancer cells.
Cancer prevention requires much lower doses, and indeed normal levels of lettuce consumption have actually been linked to sharply reduced risks for several cancers in multiple population studies: 30% less breast cancer (dose: just one serving weekly), 60% less lung cancer, 70% less colon cancer, and 18% less stomach cancer (dose: 1-3 servings weekly) and 40-50% less non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (dose: 5-7 servings weekly).
What makes lettuce so powerful? It’s rich in cancer-fighting compounds like chlorogenic acid, (green) caffeic acid, lutein, zeaxanthin and several powerful phtyostrerols. It also contains chicoric acid—an immune stimulant found in chicory and Echinacea. So put a leafy green salad back on your daily menu. Lettuce is low in calories (just 15 calories per serving!) and perfect as a simple salad, smoothies, sandwiches, and wraps of all types.
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