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Treatment of Glioblastoma with Herbal Medicines

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Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme, is an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells. Though it is more often found in older people, it is however seen in people of all ages. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures.

People have been using natural remedies for brain cancers for a long time. In a research paper done on the use of several herbal combinations for glioblastoma; it was concluded that in order to treat glioblastoma more effectively, “it is necessary to develop innovative therapeutic strategies and medicines that should not be limited only to the field of conventional medicine.”

Below are a list of the different herbal combinations used:

Table 1 Ingredients of preparation 1

Preparation 4
Pharmaceutical nameBotanical nameFamilyPart usedPercentage representation, (%)
Herba artemisiae-albaArtemisia absinthium L.AsteraceaeHerba25
Herba Artemisiae vulgarisArtemisia vulgaris L.AsteraceaeHerba25
Visci albi herbaViscum album L.SantalaceaeHerba25
Centaurii herbaErythrea centaurium L.GentianaceaeHerba25

Table 2 Ingredients of preparation 2

Preparation 4
Pharmaceutical nameBotanical nameFamilyPart usedPercentage representation, (%)
Herba catariaeNepeta cataria L.LamiaceaeHerba20
Melissae foliumMelissa officinalis L.LamiaceaeFolium15
Thymi herbaThymus vulgaris L.LamiaceaeHerba10
Origani herbaOriganum vulgare L.LamiaceaeHerba10
Matricariae flosMatricaria chamomilla L.AsteraceaeFlos10
Lupuli strobiliHumulus lupulus L.CannabaceaeStorobili10
Rosmarini foliumRosmarinus officinalis L.LamiaceaeFolium5
Calendulae flosCalendula officinalis L.AsteraceaeFlos5
Valerianae radix et rhzomaValeriana officinalis L.ValerianaceaeRadix et Rhizoma5
Bursae pastoris herbaCapsella bursa pastoris L.BrassicaceaeHerba5
Basilici herbaOcimmum basillicum L.LamiaceaeHerba5
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Table 4 Ingredients of preparation 3

Preparation 3
Pharmaceutical nameBotanical nameFamilyPart usedPercentage representation, (%)
Althaeae radixAlthaea officinalis L.MalvaceaeRadix15
Althaeae foliumAlthaea officinalis L.MalvaceaeFolium15
Betulae foliumBetula pendula RothBetulaceaeFolium15
Hyperici herbaHypericum perforatum L.HypericaceaeHerba15
Menhtae piperitae foliumMenhta piperita L.LamiaceaeFolium15
Herba glechomaeGlechoma hederacea L.LabiataeHerba15
Cheliodonii herbaChelidonium majus L.PapaveraceaeHerba10

Table 4 Ingredients of preparation 4

Preparation 4
Pharmaceutical nameBotanical nameFamilyPart usedPercentage representation, (%)
Urticae herbaUrtica dioica L.UrticaceaeHerba20
Millefolii herbaAchilea millefolium L.CompositaeHerba20
Betulae foliumBetula pendula RothBetulaceaeFolium30
Teucrii montani herbaTeucrium montanum L.LamiaceaeHerba15
Centaurii herbaErythrea centaurium L.GentianaceaeHerba15

Table 5 Ingredients of preparation 5

Preparation 5
Pharmaceutical nameBotanical nameFamilyPart usedPercentage representationa, (%)
Herba catariaeNepeta cataria L.LamiaceaeHerba25
Melissae foliumMelissa officinalis L.LamiaceaeFolium20
Thymi herbaThymus vulgaris L.LamiaceaeHerba15
Matricariae flosMatricaria chamomilla L.AsteraceaeFlos15
Lupuli strobiliHumulus lupulus L.CannabaceaeStorobili10
Rosmarini foliumRosmarinus officinalis L.LamiaceaeFolium5
Calendulae flosCalendula officinalis L.AsteraceaeFlos5
Bursae pastoris herbaCapsella bursa pastoris L.BrassicaceaeHerba5
aWeighted percentage

Table 6 Time of herbal remedy consumption and dosage Standard phytotherapy (StPT)

Herbal medicine no.12345
Time of taking teaEvery day at 7 a.m.Every day at 10 a.m.Every day at 1 p.m.Every day at 4 p.m.Every day at 7 p.m.
Daily dose of tea (cm3)200200200200200
Phytotherapy of salvation (PTS)
Herbal medicine no.12341
Time of taking teaEvery day at 7 a.m.Every day at 10 a.m.Every day at 1 p.m.Every day at 4 p.m.Every day at 7 p.m.
Daily dose of tea (cm3)200200200200200
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RESEARCH PAPER: Treatment of glioblastoma with herbal medicines
Treatment of Glioblastoma with Herbal Medicines

Reference

Treatment of glioblastoma with herbal medicines by Ivo Trogrlić, Dragan Trogrlić, Darko Trogrlić and Amina Kadrić Trogrlić- Trogrlić et al. World Journal of Surgical Oncology (2018) 16:28 – https://doi.org/10.1186/s12957-018-1329-2

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