Indian long pepper-A cure for cancer

The Indian long pepper,widely popular for spicing up food,may soon be used as a potential cancer treatment drug,according to a new study.

The Indian long pepper contains a chemical that could stop your body from producing an enzyme that is commonly found in tumors in large numbers,according to the study in Journal of Biological chemistry.

UT Southwestern Medical center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper,whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

The secret lies in a chemical called Piperlongumine(PL),which has shown activity against cancer.


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