Prunella vulgaris has potential as a lung cancer chemopreventive agent. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Chemoprevention by Prunella vulgaris L. extract of non-small cell lung cancer via promoting apoptosis and regulating the cell cycle.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010 ;11(5):1355-8. PMID: 21198292
Chemoprevention is one feasible approach to decreasing morbidity and mortality of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The present study aimed to explore the mechanisms of chemoprevention of NSCLC by Prunella vulgaris L. (PV) using a PV extract of 60% ethanol (P-60). In an A/J mouse model benzo[a]pyrene induction of lung tumors was significantly reduced difference by P-60 group. In addition, P-60 was found to have the ability to regulate cell cycle and induce apoptosis in SPC-A-1 cells. Therefore, we propose that P-60 has potential as a lung cancer chemopreventive agent.