This is the follow up to the last post about luteolin, a bioflavonoid found in several plants (celery, perilla, artichoke, peanut hull, chrysanthemum and others).
This stuff has a whole slew of literature supporting it’s use for cancer.
It is so new though that not many have heard of it in this country.
I have been using it with dogs with cancer and have been impressed with some of the results. This of course is my clinical opinion, and is not meant to be a blanket recommendation.
Why did I get interested? Well, the evidence in rodents and people point to some really good stuff! And to top it off, there seems to be harmony with chemotherapy agents. Read on!
Cancers with a molecule on the outside of their cells called HER are pretty resistant to chemo. Luteolin showed it could decrease the tumors in rodents with these tough cancers. Here’s the link.
I found another article that showed the same for liver cancer cells. See for yourself!
So we have multiple different cancers all responding to luteolin in mice, and based on my research no significant adverse effects in 26 dogs so far. This is not that many in the broad scheme of things, but is pretty darned good anyway.
And this was all when it was given by mouth, in living bodies, not test tube or petri dishes, and not injected…
Luteolin is found in Apocaps, which was created for my patients and is now available.
As always, discuss medical decisions with your vet or oncologist before action, and I hope this helps!