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Anti-Carcinoma, Anti-Obesity, Antidiabetic and Immune Defence Effects of Vernonia amygdalina Leaf Extract and Leaf Powder, in Two Human Cancer Patients

Utoh-Nedosa Uchechukwu Anastasia1
  • 1 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria


Problem statement: Two cancer patients were treated with Vernonia amygdalina (V. amygdalina) leaf extract and leaf powder. The leaf extract of V amygdalina was administered orally for 9 months to the first patient in response to his reception of a medical diagnosis of having traces of prostate cancer. Approach: This patient was also over weight by 40 kg. The V. amygdalina treatment eliminated the traces of prostate cancer tissue and caused the patient to lose 25 Kg excess body fat. Results: During the treatment, the excess fat elimination by V. amygdalina leaf extract usually occurred within 2 sec, 2 min of V. amygdalina extract intake. Cancer diagnostic screening tests conducted on the patient at the end of the 9 months V. amygdalina treatment showed no traces of prostate cancer tissues in the patient for 5 years. The prostate cancerous tissues re-emerged and restablished themselves after 4 years of the V. amygdalina treatment. The patient took hospital-based orthodox treatment for one year and found that the cancer was slowly progressing. The V. amygdalina leaf extract treatment was repeated by the patient for 6 months to arrest and eliminate the re-established cancer tissues. This sec V. amygdalina treatment slowed the speed of progression of the cancer but was ineffective in eliminating the re-established cancer tissues. The V. amygdalina treatment was terminated by the patient to continue with hospital-based treatment. The prostate cancer metastasized quickly after the termination of the V. amygdalina treatment despite the orthodox medicine treatment and killed the patient a year and one month after the termination of the V. amygdalina treatment. In the second case, oral Vernonia amygdalina leaf extract and topically applied Vernonia amygdalina leaf powder were administered to a skin cancer patient who was also diabetic. The treatment was given for three months. During the treatment V. amygdalina leaf-powder applied topically to the cancer tumor remained unceasingly firmly bound to the tumor surface but produced only a 10-15% reduction in the size of the cancer tumor in three months. The V. amygdalina treatment brought the patient’s blood glucose level down from 395/100 dL to a steady 33/100 dL, in one month. The blood glucose lowering effects of V. amygdalina leaf extract were usually exerted in 2 sec, 2 min of extract intake by the patient. Conclusion/Recommendations: The action of V. amygdalina leaf extract and powder in these cancer treatments show that they inhibit, scavenge and destroy cancer treatments during their early formative stages. The results also show that V. amygdalina leaf extract can slow down but cannot effectively eliminate well-established cancer tissues or completely stop them from metastasizing.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 6 No. 4, 2010, 50-53


Submitted On: 23 June 2011 Published On: 5 August 2011

How to Cite: Anastasia, U. U. (2010). Anti-Carcinoma, Anti-Obesity, Antidiabetic and Immune Defence Effects of Vernonia amygdalina Leaf Extract and Leaf Powder, in Two Human Cancer Patients. American Journal of Immunology, 6(4), 50-53.

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  • Anti-carcinoma
  • anti-obesity
  • vernonia amygdalina
  • V. amygdalina
  • leaf extract
  • leaf powder
  • skin cancer
  • cancer tumor
  • prostate cancer
  • cancer treatments
  • carbohydrate foods