Amooranin, a Plant Compound, Shows Potential as Cancer Treatment
January 01, 2006
Amooranin (AMR), derived from the Amoora rohituka stem bark, shows clinical potential in treating human cancers, Steven Melnick, MD, PhD, said at the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) annual meeting (abstract 57). Dr. Melnick, chief, Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, Miami Children's Hospital, said that the Amoora rohituka stem bark is one of the components of a natural preparation used for the treatment of human malignancies in the Ayurvedic system of medicine in India. Derived from stem bark that grows wild in Asia, the preparation contains parts of three medicinal plants: Amoora rohituka stem bark, Glycyrrhiza glabra roots, and Semicarpus anacardium fruits.