What is Sophora flavescens? Does it work against cancer?

Sophora flavescens which in Chinese means “bitter root,” is an herb used in traditional medicine to treat a wide variety of symptoms, with claimed effects on the liver, intestinal tract, and skin. Lab and animal studies have shown that some compounds can kill cancer cells but has not been studied for cancer prevention or treatment in humans. Sophora may act like estrogen in the body. Patients with hormone-sensitive cancer should avoid this product. Matrine, an alkaloid present in Sophora, demonstrated anticancer effects against liver, breast, pancreatic, myeloma, and gastric cancer cell lines. Email us at info@icrmc.org and check out our home website www.icrmc.org at the Institute of Cancer Restorative Medicine to tell us about any dietary supplements you’re taking, such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, and natural or home remedies. We will be available to help you out. Remember that becoming healthy is a slow process. Remember that if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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