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Do you have this ancient, cancer-fighting medicine growing in your yard? Commonly considered a weed now, most people try to eradicate it

(Natural News) There’s a good chance you have an ancient medicine that is capable of fighting cancer in your yard – and it’s also quite possible that you regularly pull it out or mow right over it. Dandelions might look like weeds, but they could actually be the most valuable thing to ever grow in your garden.

This flowering plant, which may have originated in Eurasia, gets its name from the French “dent de lion”, which mean’s lion’s tooth, on account of its jagged, tooth-like leaves. Known for its high vitamin A content, dandelions have long been used to naturally prevent urinary tract infections as they can impede the growth of microbes within the urinary system.

The plant is known for its liver support, and its tea is often used for detoxification. However, it is the root of the plant that has been getting the most attention lately as its extract has been shown to offer anti-cancer effects. So far, it has killed cancer cells for cancers such as melanoma, pancreatic cancer, leukemia, and colon cancer in animals and lab settings. A phase 1 human clinical trial is already underway to explore its use in end-stage blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-27-ancient-cancer-fighting-medicine-growing-in-your-yard.html

Niacin (vitamin B3) can prevent melanoma, scientists confirm

(Natural News) Although research is still in progress, there is currently no single drug or combination of drugs that can effectively treat the deadliest form of skin cancer known as melanoma. Fortunately, a recent study has shown that vitamin B3, or niacin, may play an important role in the prevention and progression of the disease.

In a review of studies published in the journal Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, researchers at the University of Sydney concluded that the active form of vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide may prevent melanoma. In addition, they found that nicotinamide, also known as niacinamide, enhances DNA repair in response to UV (ultraviolet) exposure. Melanoma starts in the melanocytes, the skin cells that produce melanin, the protective pigment. Exposure to UV radiation from sunlight is a known risk factor for melanoma as it damages cell DNA.

Diona Damian, a co-author of the study, reported that nicotinamide re-fill energy stores of keratinocytes, or epidermal skin cells, reduced by sun exposure. This enables them to repair DNA damage more efficiently. Moreover, nicotinamide lessens inflammation, which is another risk factor for cancer. It does this by inhibiting synthesis of inflammatory substances, such as interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha. Furthermore, vitamin B3 helps lessen the immune suppressive effects of sunlight on skin.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-06-niacin-vitamin-b3-can-prevent-melanoma.html