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In vitro and In vivo Anti-cancer Effects of Tillandsia recurvata (Ball Moss) from Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.091
Pages: 
177–80
Synopsis: 
The anti-cancer activity of Tillandsia recurvata was evaluated. The crude extract demonstrated anti-proliferation activity, killing > 50% of the cells at a concentration of 2.5 μg/ml. Kaposi sarcoma tumours were inhibited by 75% compared to control in vivo (p < 0.05).

ABSTRACT

Objective: Tillandsia recurvata, also commonly known as Ball Moss, is endemic to Jamaica and some parts of the Caribbean and South America. The plant, despite being reported to be used in folk medicine, had not previously been evaluated for its anti-cancer potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-cancer activity of Ball Moss.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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