A common plant may successfully treat oral lichen planus, a painful condition affecting the lining of the mouth.
There’s another inflammatory auto-immune condition called oral lichen plan-us, in which your immune system attacks the lining of your mouth. This is what is looks like. It’s actually not that rare—strikes up to2% of the population. And there’s no cure, and the available treatments are pretty nasty in themselves—steroids, immunosuppressants. Sometimes, the lesions can even turn into cancer.
Thankfully, scientists just discovered a new treatment. A treatment with no side-effects. A treatment leading to remarkable clinical improvement in the vast majority of patients—even total remission. And it’s just a plant; a simple common plant. Which one is it?
Is it artichokes, celery root, fiddlehead ferns, Jerusalem artichokes—which are actually the roots of sunflowers, hence the term sunchoke, purslane, or watercress? I gave a hint when I said it was a common plant, it is in fact one of the most common plants in the world. Purslane.
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