Friday, November 20, 2009

Worms, Chili Peppers and Cancer

Helminthic Therapy (it means using worms to treat disease)

OK that is just unexpected.  A recent House episode used this as part of the story.

Capsaicin, the active ingredient in peppers, kills cancer cells. 

PubMed (many many studies there)
Now a new treatment involving resiniferitoxin's cousin, capsaicin, is showing promise in killing tumor cells.
Yes, Chillies kill cancer cells.
This isn't even News.

Chili peppers have many uses.

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