Cancer Fighting Flora - Plants That Heal


WHAT'S IN A NAME?


The active compound in many medicines were originally found in plants. Common practice is to name the medicine after the plant it comes from. Below are several examples of plants and the active compounds they contain that are used in cancer medicines.

When you visit the Medicinal Garden at Red Butte Garden, look for the grey plant indentification signs located near the plants to learn more about these and other plants.




PLANTS AND COMPOUNDS

Barberry

Berberis koreana and Berberis thunbergii

Common Name: Barberry

Active Compound: Berberine

Gotu Kola

Centella asiaticai

Common Name: Gotu Kola

Active Compound: Asiaticoside

Autumn crocus

Colchicum autumnale

Common Name: Autumn Crocus

Active Compound: Colchicine


winter jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum

Common Name: Winter Jasmine

Active Compound: Methyl Jasmonate

Mayapple

Podophyllum

Common Name: Gotu Kola

Active Compound: Asiaticoside

Pacific Yew

Taxus brevifolia and Taxus baccata

Common Name: Pacific Yew and English Yew

Active Compound: Taxol and 10-deacetylbaccatine III


Barberry

Tinospora cordifolia

Common Name: Heart-leaved Moonseed

Active Compound: Tinosporin

ashwaganda

Withania somnifera

Common Name: Ashwaganda

Active Compound: Withanolide and Withaferin


When you visit the Medicinal Garden at Red Butte Garden, look for the grey plant indentification signs located near the plants to learn more about these plants and other cancer fighting flora.


This website does not provide medical advice. This site is for information purposes only. Any medical information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.








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