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Daffodils Contain Potent Alkaloid


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  • Not only are daffodils lovely harbingers of spring, but they also possess a potent alkaloid shown to possess cancer-fighting properties, inhibiting the protein production cancer cells require to grow
  • Although daffodils have been used medicinally dating back to the ancient Greeks, this is the first time modern scientists have uncovered a molecular explanation for the plant’s anticancer properties
  • It is unsafe to eat daffodils because the entire plant is highly toxic; if you swallow any part of it, you can expect to experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain
  • More research is required to determine the future potential for developing anticancer therapies from daffodil extracts
  • Some of the strategies you can use to avoid cancer include adopting a ketogenic diet, detoxifying your body, getting regular exercise, optimizing your vitamin D level and simplifying your cleaning supplies and personal care products

By Dr. Mercola

You may be surprised to learn that daffodils are not only being admired as lovely harbingers of spring, but also, according to new research, as plants with potent cancer-fighting potential. It turns out daffodils contain a natural alkaloid called haemanthamine (HAE) that inhibits the protein production cancer cells depend on to grow and flourish.

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