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EmeraldShark wrote

It sounds like your denying the medicinal effects of plants.

"Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory" - cancer.gov

List of Anti-Cancer Herbs with Cited Studies - There are three types of Anti-Cancer herbs: "cytotoxic - action against tumors in vitro (i.e. in laboratory cell cultures); anti-tumor - toxic to tumors in animals; anti-cancer - action against tumors in human trials."

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Freux wrote

No I don't deny them and yes I agree that there is a need for more studies about herbs and their benefit, lack thereof, and/or harmfulness.

From the link you gave:

"Note - this page uses the term "anticancer" with a broad brush; and it is the most widely-used term - however please note that the National Cancer Institute considers that the term "anticancer herb" is not accurate enough. Their definition gives three terms: cytotoxic - action against tumors in vitro (i.e. in laboratory cell cultures); anti-tumor - toxic to tumors in animals; anti-cancer - action against tumors in human trials. Ref. article on this with many more points - http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.aspx?Id=1583

Mechanisms by which herbs may fight against or have a preventative effect on cancer are varied and the science complex. Some herbs may act as "immunomodulators" - stimulating the immune system to fight against cancer cells. Others may have a direct cytotoxic action - however this does not necessarily mean they should immediately be used; as an agent that has been shown to be toxic to cancer cells may also be toxic to healthy cells. Some herbs (such as Milk thistle) have been found by studies to act selectively against cancer cells and this is considered a highly desired quality.

One of the challenges of the work against cancer is that there are so many factors which may influence it, that it becomes difficult to pin down both actual causes and beneficial agents in real life. I for one would welcome large scale "big data" type research which might more easily detect correlations between lifestyle, dietary and supplement factors with incidence of cancer."

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EmeraldShark wrote

You don't need more studies, you just need to ask the right questions.

Why aren't herbs being studied?
Who studies medicine?
Why doesn't big pharma study herbs for medicine?
Why isn't there profit in herbs?
Why does big pharma suppress valid medicine?
Why does government listen to big pharma if they suppress medicine?
Why can corporations donate money to politicians?
So herbs actually work?
What herbs treat my condition?
How does this herb treat my condition?
How has this herb worked on other people with my condition?
How much do I take?
How much does it cost?
Do I want to try?
Do I want to go my entire life wondering, what if?

"If I had an hour an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the right question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in 5 minutes?" - Albert Einstein