Kangkong Cancer Prevention

kangkongOther Names: Water Spinach, Water Morning Glory, Water Convolvulus, Chinese Spinach, Swamp Cabbage, Kang Kung

Kangkong can assist in a holistic cancer treatment. Kangkong will not cure cancer alone but in combination with other herbs, juices and therapies, kangkong will boost cancer treatment effectiveness.

In a recent study in Taiwan, researchers found out that kangkong may have significant effect on antioxidant and anticancer activities. Moreover, it may contribute significantly to the potent antioxidant activity and the ability to inhibit tumor cell proliferation in vitro. Hence, kangkong can be used as an easy accessible source of natural antioxidants or as a food supplement. It is also recommended to patients suffering from anemia because of its high iron content.

Though there is little research on kangkong’s anti-cancer properties, it is safe for general consumption. It can be made into tea by boiling it in hot water.

Kangkong Historical Medical Usage

Kangkong is a vegetable that grows in stagnant streams, fresh-water swamps, and pools. The cultivation of kangkong needs hardly any maintenance, as it is almost totally resistant to any pests and diseases.

Kangkong contains protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, beta-carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid. A report released from the Journal of Applied Science in 2007 indicated that kangkong has high concentrations of potassium, iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and copper. It is anti-diabetic, diuretic, anti-microbial, anti-ulcerogenic, cytotoxic, and has memory enhancing potential.

Kangkong Health Benefits

  • Hypoglycemic
  • Anti-Diabetic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiproliferative
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiulcerogenic
  • Cytotoxic
  • Nootropic
  • Has Memory Enhancing Potential

Kangkong Research Links

Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk) constituents

Isolation of a free radical-scavenging antioxidant from water spinach.

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