As the news appeared in various media About the issue Snake tongue grass inhibits the growth of cancer cells, Department of Medicine by the National Cancer Institute. Conducted a fact check It was found that there is no conclusive clinical evidence that snake tongue grass can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. And cannot cure cancer
What is snake tongue grass?
Dr. Somsak Akasil, Director-General of the Medical Department, said that the snake tongue grass (Oldenlandia corymbosa L.) is a medicinal plant that has been used in conjunction with other herbs. In various Thai traditional medicine Contains antioxidants, phenolic groups as components With many medical claims In relation to cancer, an examination of joker academic data found that research reported that snake tongue grass extract was toxic to cancer cells. But there are very few studies on this subject. It is also only a cellular study in the laboratory. Therefore, snake tongue grass should not be used as a cancer treatment, as it is necessary to wait for future evidence-based clinical trials.
Chinda Rojanamethin, director of the National Cancer Institute Added that Should study the details of the herb Used in suitable approximations And used in the right way Always observe the side effects. Or adverse effects that may occur during the use of herbs Eating for therapeutic effects should be consulted and consulted with a doctor.