Herbal supplement shows promise against lung cancer

Herbal supplement shows promise against lung cancer
Berberine is found in plants such as barberry. Credit: Pixabay / _Alicja_ / 2704

Berberine, a natural compound found in plants such as barberry and goldenseal, suppresses the proliferation of lung cancer cells in the lab, new research shows. It also reduces airway inflammation and damage to healthy lung cells exposed to chemicals from cigarette smoke.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths globally, with around 1.8 million deaths reported annually. Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for lung cancer and other diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

“Berberine has shown therapeutic benefits

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