The Hidden Power of Daffodils in the Fight Against Cancer…

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New research published in the journal Structure has found that a natural extract from daffodils has cancer-killing properties. It lays out the molecular mechanism by which the extract could trigger cancer cell death.

You may not be able to tell by looking at them, but daffodils could have the power to destroy cancer, according to new research.

The new research, led by Denis Lafontaine, of the Faculty of Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, tested the anti-cancer properties of a natural daffodil extract called hemanthamine.

Hemanthamine (HAE) is a natural alkaloid — that is, a naturally occurring chemical found in plants that have a strong physiological effect in humans.

As Lafontaine and his team explain, the daffodil extract has been suggested to be helpful in the fight against cancer; former in vitro studies — which were carried out both by Lafontaine’s team as well as other…

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