Citrus reticulata Tangerine Peel ('Mandarin' ex USA) Chen pi
Tangeritin, a bioflavonoid in tangerine peel,.. shown to strengthen epithelial cell.. inhibits the metastasis of cancer cells (Bracke et al., 1996).
Naturopath Bill Mitchell.. the compound increases the functional integrity of E-cadherin, .. adhesive protein found to be deficient in tissue samples of most cancer patients.
Tangerine Peel cures Brain cancer ... who knew..
The brain tumour that killed Father was probably tangerine sized when he detected it. so its unlikely any dietry regime would have saved him.
Mother might have objected if I'd arrived with a blender and forbidden all animal fats.
(by 'Saved' we mean extended lifespan) Still you never know. Also since 1991 neutron beams have become more common (a dozen or so in the world?)
I dont know if I will hie me to the nearest nuclear reactor with a neutron pipe when I get that brain cancer diagnosis.
I may grate the occasional Tangeine peel.Dried ChenPi may be the convenient way.
I had a plate of oyster mushrooms Sunday .... $7.50 for 100g. I may get more of the $40 blackcurrant powder... how pricey to survive?
note this story from the BBC is quite different from the 'Naturopath' (?) story above...
Salvestrol Q40 is found at higher concentrations in tangerine peel, than in the flesh ..
..a type of phytoalexin .. converted into a toxic compound by the P450 CYP1B1 enzyme, found in much higher levels in cancer cells.
..20 times more toxic to cancer cells than their healthy equivalents.
Dr Tan said Salvestrol was found in other fruit and vegetables, such as the brassica family..
However, the compound tends to be produced at higher levels when infection levels among crops are high.