American researchers from the Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Services at the Texas Southern University in Houston have provided evidence that SAABFAT6, a Nigerian herbal drug may prevent the growth of cancer cells.

The herbal product SAABFAT6 listed by NAFDAC, and produced by a Nigerian phytho-medicinal researcher in collaboration with Halamin. Herbal Centre was the focus of a recent study at the US research centre.

The researchers, Syntia E Kwende and Momoh A Yakubu said “SAABFAT6 shows that cancer, a dreadful disease that has been tormenting humans can succumbed to the power of researched drug combinations from the Herbal Centre.”

Unveiling the research report “Antiproliferative and Cytotoxic Evaluation of Herbal Supplement SAABFAT6 on HT29 Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Cells” in Abuja yesterday, the drug manufacturer pharmacist Ben Amodu said the consumption of herbal supplements has been one of the remedies for several aliments including cancer for a long time.

“This preliminary result indicates that SAABFAT6 supplement may have a potential for the regulation of HT29 growth and survival. Further study is required to identify the mechanism(s) by which the antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects of SAABFAT6 is mediated,” researchers said.

Earlier in his remarks, Amodu who is equally the director and chief researcher of the Centre disclosed that similar researches were carried out in the Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRID) which according to him showed that his product combinations has remedy for cancer. The phytho-medicinal researcher added that his products when taken to America had been found to prevent the growth of cancer cells by 75 per cent in lung, colon, and pancreatic cancers.

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