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Cancer Radium Weed Euphorbia Peplus Petty Spurge Seeds
Great big packet of 250+ seeds! Plenty to get you started!
This awesome little plant is really gaining popularity in OZ these days after many years of traditional medicinal use, all around the world.
Here is some data I pinched online>>>
“The plant has been used for centuries as a traditional folk medicine to treat conditions such as warts, asthma and several types of cancer.
But for the first time a team of scientists in Australia has carried out a clinical study of sap from Euphorbia peplus.
The study of 36 patients with a total of 48 non-melanoma lesions included basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and intraepidermal carcinomas (IEC), a growth of cancerous cells confined to the outer layer of the skin. Patients had failed to respond to conventional treatment including surgery, or they refused or were unsuitable for surgery because of their age.
The patients were treated once a day for three consecutive days by an oncologist using a cotton bud to apply enough of the E.peplus sap to cover the surface of each lesion. The initial results were impressive, says findings to be released this week in the British Journal of Dermatology.
After only one month 41 of the 48 cancers had completely gone.Patients who had some of the lesions remaining were offered a second course of treatment.
After an average of 15 months following treatment, two thirds of the 48 skin cancer lesions were still showing a complete response.
Of the three types of skin cancer tested, the final outcome was a 75 per cent complete response for IEC lesions, 57 per cent for BCC and 50 per cent for SCC lesions.
Side-effects were low, with 43 per cent of patients in no pain as a result of the treatment and only 14 per cent reporting moderate pain, and only one patient encountered severe short-term pain.
In all cases of successful treatment the skin was left with a good cosmetic appearance. The researchers, from a number of medical institutions in Brisbane, attribute the benefit to the active ingredient ingenol mebutate which has been shown to destroy tumour cells.
Experts said further studies were needed and people should not try this at home as the weeds sap can be harmful to the eyes and should not be eaten.”
Works for me and the picture is pretty self explanatory I reckon….
A quick Google scholar search should fill in the gaps, as will checking out this link. *EDIT, link died….
It can take a while to germinate, but it always comes up in the end.
50 seeds from this lot produced 30ish plants in 2months, just in standard black and gold potting mix, with a little sand mixed in. (That’s quite a saving when single plants are generally $6-15 plus delivery!)
Sprinkle the seeds on loose soil in pots and water as normal.
Some folk do say its hard to grow these guys, but I have never had any problems? Just sprinkle onto loose soil, water and wait.
Stuff comes up like a weed around the mother plants, but without regular watering, and partial shade the heat and lack of water here kills them off in the end. But, transplanted to pots and put around the side of the house they thrive!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!