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In front of the Rosie Perry winkle.
I know this from every garden store I've ever walked into you see this in people's yards all the time.
Tell us a little bit about the medicinal virtues of this otherwise very common garden ornament -- we all know this is one of the top five cardinal and medals that we grow as any annual water gardens every year.
It's a -- it's.
-- -- It comes from the -- -- why had you seen any of because even in password hasn't really looked like a neat place which -- -- areas along -- -- and introduced exotic.
On but there are seven others the tees up of the genius captain who's also currently in sports it's certainly sooner or the -- On an -- there also other periodicals that aren't medicinal.
Yes they're OK okay but interestingly all of those other species produce structurally similar compounds they're not as useful.
As the two anti cancer drugs.
At this point produces but there there are bio active compounds you know those things okay in this -- is remarkable -- -- producers to compounds one called in blacks being accused treat hodgkin's disease when caught in Christine.
It provides a near perfect remission rate -- them -- -- union.
And I think for viewers who might not know hodgkin's disease is saying malignant.
Cancer of the lymphatic system correctly correct.
How effective is the you've been blast scene for treating hodgkin's is quite effective -- and -- it -- resulting.
Lots large percentage that they -- -- -- and were -- and full cup.
Now when I was a kid I know that a lot more children.
Suffered from and died from pediatric leukemia.
Has that rate been greatly reduced by the been -- from the simple plan it it has but there are lots of different kinds of leaking news -- Worked on specific ones that are all child who wants.
But it's also used as a secondary drug to treat all lots of other different types of cancers a pack and end what part are we talking about the leaves or the blossoms what part of all played -- mostly -- -- from.
At a gas car it's cultivated -- culturally as a crop might produce these drugs.
India and other other parts of -- centrally.
And on it is that we use are part that's harvested to extracting.
In Christie's -- You -- mean -- -- low concentration so you have to use some sort of huge amount of this to get a single -- what are we talking here.
-- hundreds of okay okay okay just to make a death certificates and what would be a course of treatment -- you know like would have been many doses yes.
-- -- -- -- -- It till it's over a period of multiple weeks and are there traditional uses medicinal uses of this plant that aren't for.
Either pediatric leukemia or hodgkin's disease in fact Gordon's will vote -- -- you lightly who discovered.
-- -- -- -- -- Brought into the lab because it had a record of being used to treat diabetes.
And -- and he got it in the lab.
And what it did was immediately killed all of this whole cultures and a pretty good look at the ten times -- it.
Another ten ultimately it's still did he kept -- -- it was that annoying to have an opening.
Pharmacology is often toxicology did the right to arrest record right into the anticancer drugs are we toxic compounds he was excited by the -- That fantastic well here you have a common garden -- an ornamental you've seen it every every garden story you've been in.
It is the Madagascar are Perry winkle it produces a beautiful flower and it also produces two lifesaving compounds.
At the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx on a beautiful sunny day I'm Chris kill them for Fox News health.
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