Indian gooseberries (amla) block breast cancer cell growth and metastasis potential in vitro.
Image thanks to Hari Prasad Nadig
Indian gooseberries can block cancer cell growth, but tumor growth is just half the picture. You could have a tumor the size of a watermelon, as long as it doesn’t spread. So these researchers took human breast cancer cells and basically put them on a block of Jello to see if the Indian gooseberries—amla—could prevent the invasion of the cancer into the Jello.
So here’s the control. 100% invasion—the breast cancer cells just burrow right in and effectively metastasize. Here’s if you infuse the Jello with the standard chemotherapy drug Ttaxol - cuts invasion in half. Then they used tiny doses of amla down in this range here where it's not even affecting the growth much. And as you can see the anti-invasive effect of the Indian gooseberries was almost as good as the chemo
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