Health Tips: Herbal Tea Could Help Fight Breast Cancer

An herbal tea that contains the plant, Fagonia cretica, which is also known as Virgon’s Mantlem, has been traditionally used to treat women in rural Pakistan who have breast cancer. Up until now, this treatment has been regarded as something of a folklore remedy.

Scientists have undertaken tests of the plant extract and demonstrated that it kills cancer cells without damage to normal breast cells in laboratory conditions.

Patients in Pakistan who have taken the plant extract have reported that it does not appear to generate any of the serious common side effects associated with other cancer treatments, such as loss of hair, drop in blood count, or diarrhea.