Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Scientists claimed to have discovered a berry which holds cancer-fighting ingredients.
As per a study led by Dr Glen Boyle from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane, a compound in the rainforest berry could kill head and neck tumours as well as melanomas within minutes.
In the pre-clinical trials, an experimental drug produced from the seeds of the rainforest plant, Blushwood tree (Hylandia Dockrillii), has been shown to destroy or shrink tumours in animals, including cats, dogs and horses.
The team found that a single injection of the drug EBC-46 led to rapid breakdown of a range of tumors which could be effective in human patients.
Scientists were amazed to find that the drug took action within five minutes, and with tumours disappearing within days.
Watch the ABC News' report below to know more about the research and this fruit.
EBC-46 is a compound extracted from the fruit of the Blushwood tree which exclusively grows in far north Queensland.