Parsley Compound kills 86% of Lung Cancer Cells


ParsleyWorldwide, lung cancer is a devastating and exceedingly common form of cancer. It ranks as the number one cause of cancer deaths for adults in the United States. According to the American Lung Cancer Association, back in 1987 it replaced breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.


“Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths” – American Lung Cancer Association.


Seventy-five to eighty percent of lung cancer cases stem from a type of cancer called, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To date, conventional cancer “treatments” have failed miserably against this all too common death sentence.


Parsley Compound Kills Lung Cancer Cells and Acts as a Cancer Preventive

A 2013 study published in PubMed reported that a compound found in parsley killed up to 86% of lung cancer cells in vitro (petri dish).


The cancer cell killing substance is a naturally occurring, plant derived flavonoid called apigenin. Additional food sources containing abundant amounts of apigenin include:



-Chamomile tea





-Red wine.


Still, one of the richest sources of this amazing compound is the leafy green vegetable parsley (Latin name: Petroselinum crispum).


Dried parsley is the crème de la crème as far as apigenin content is concerned. By weight it’s 4.5% pure apigenin! Other Lab studies have demonstrated that apigenin can kill a variety of cancer cells: breast, ovarian, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and colon.


The stated objective of a 2005 Chinese study, published online at Molecular Pharmacology, was to uncover the mysterious mechanism behind the anti-tumor effects of apigenin on human lung cancer cells.


The researchers found:“Apigenin widely inhibits cell proliferation of various lung cancer cell lines in a dose-dependent manner and the combination treatment of apigenin and antitumor drugs is very effective in human lung cancer cells, and Nrf2-ARE pathway may contribute to the mechanism.”


Another study led by researchers at The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, found the compound apigenin inhibited breast cancer cells so called ‘immortality.’ It does this by changing a particular step involved in gene regulation, which re-programs cancer cells by reverting them back to normal mortal cells that die a natural cyclically pre-programmed death.


Historical Human Parsley Health Applications

An Italian study found that those eating parsley on a regular basis had an almost miraculous 68% reduction in lung cancer risk. But science is merely catching up to reality. Traditional medicine as practiced in various cultures around the world has used parsley as medicine for 2000 years. Parsley was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean for medicinal purposes.


Traditionally parsley has been used to treat or break-up kidney stones. In fact, the German Commission E, a governmental advisory panel, has approved parsley for the prevention and the treatment of kidney stones.


According to Dr. Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., PhD author of Secrets of Longevity: Parsley has been used in Chinese folk medicine as a cooling liver tonic and to clear the eyes. An ancient folk remedy for protecting the eyes is a daily, fresh, juice blended from celery, peppermint and Chinese parsley.


Herbalist 101 states: Raw parsley leaf is a powerful antioxidant, which has been used traditionally as a diuretic by stimulating kidney and bladder function, while increasing the body’s uptake of oxygen. It can successfully treat/cure kidney stones, chronic inflammation, as well as prostate and uterus issues. Also, tea can be brewed and taken on a daily basis for rheumatism.


Moreover, parsley is rich in vitamins and minerals: Vitamins K, A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, B complex vitamins, iron, magnesium, chlorophyll, and histidine, an essential amino acid, to name a few.  Meanwhile recent lab studies reveal that parsley benefits diabetics, enhances antioxidant levels in the brain, regulates blood pressure, and has antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.


Lifestyle Choices Including Diet Can Prevent Cancer

In a 2007 study published in Pubmed titled “Apigenin and cancer chemoprevention: progress, potential and promise (review)”, researchers stated that the most promising avenue for cancer prevention is a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.


Those researchers also acknowledged that the bulk of Epidemiologic studies indicate a causative link between cancer and overall environmental factors including diet and lifestyle choices. The implication is that cancer is preventable based on controllable and known factors and therefore is not a fatalistic genetic curse leaving its victims helpless and hopeless.


From Dr. Mercola:

Contrary to the Newtonian belief in your body as a biological machine, epigenetic science reveals that you are an extension of your environment, which includes everything from your thoughts and belief systems, to toxic exposures and exposure to sunlight, exercise, and, of course, everything you choose to put onto and into your body. Epigenetics shatters the idea that you are a victim of your genes, and shows that you have tremendous power to shape and direct your physical health.

Raw Garlic Consumption as a Protective Factor for Lung Cancer, a Population-Based Case–Control Study in a Chinese Population

  1. Jin-Kou Zhao1,2

+ Author Affiliations

  1. Authors’ Affiliations: 1Department of Non-communicable Chronic Disease Control, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention; 2Department of Epidemiology and Statistic, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing; 3Ganyu County Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ganyu; 4Dafeng County Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dafeng, Jiangsu, China; 5Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine; and 6Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  1. Corresponding Author:
    Jin-Kou Zhao, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, No. 172 Jiangsu Road, Nanjing 210009, China. Phone: 86-25-8375-9411; Fax: 86-25-8375-9411; E-mail:
  1. Z.-Y. Jin and M. Wu contributed equally as first authors.

  2. Z.-F. Zhang and J.-K. Zhao contributed equally as senior authors.


Protective effect of garlic on the development of cancer has been reported in the in vitro and in vivo experimental studies; however, few human epidemiologic studies have evaluated the relationship. A population-based case–control study has been conducted in a Chinese population from 2003 to 2010, with the aim to explore the association between raw garlic consumption and lung cancer. Epidemiologic data were collected by face-to-face interviews using a standard questionnaire among 1,424 lung cancer cases and 4,543 healthy controls. Unconditional logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted ORs and their 95% confidence intervals (CI), and to evaluate ratio of ORs (ROR) for multiplicative interactions between raw garlic consumption and other risk factors. After adjusting for potential confounding factors, raw garlic consumption of 2 times or more per week is inversely associated with lung cancer (OR = 0.56; 95% CI, 0.44–0.72) with a monotonic dose–response relationship (Ptrend < 0.001). Furthermore, strong interactions at either additive and/or multiplicative scales were observed between raw garlic consumption and tobacco smoking [synergy index (SI) = 0.70; 95% CI, 0.57–0.85; and ROR = 0.78; 95% CI, 0.67–0.90], as well as high-temperature cooking oil fume (ROR = 0.77; 95% CI, 0.59–1.00). In conclusion, protective association between intake of raw garlic and lung cancer has been observed with a dose–response pattern, suggesting that garlic may potentially serve as a chemopreventive agent for lung cancer. Effective components in garlic in lung cancer chemoprevention warrant further in-depth investigation. Cancer Prev Res; 6(7); 711–8. ©2013 AACR.

  • Received January 14, 2013.
  • Revision received March 31, 2013.
  • Accepted April 29, 2013.

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