A herbal pain-killer for cancer sufferers taking Radiotherapy

March 13, 2008

A scientist, a cancer specialist and an Ayurveda physician in Kerala have filed a patent for a herbal mixture to control the painful side effects of radiation suffered by oral cancer patients. One-fourth of the world’s oral cancer patients are in India.

“It is not a drug. It is like a mouthwash or a healthcare product,” professor M Radhakrishna Pillai, director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology told the Hindustan Times. “Gargling it gives the patient immediate relief.” If plans go well, the mouthwash is expected to be sold across medical counters in six months. But the research trio secretively refuse to give away the identity of the herbs, that they said are akin to Grandma.

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Courtesy : The Hindustan Times