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Vismia baccifera

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Vismia baccifera is a tropical plant used by indigenous peoples in South America, in Colombian Amazon as well as Brazil, infused as traditional medicine. It has been demonstrated to have great antitumor capability in kidney[1] and liver[2] by inducing massive oxidative stress in cancer cells, but not healthy cells, leading to rapid death of cancer cells. One of the phytochemicals it contains is lichexanthone.[3]

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  1. ^ The antitumour mechanism of an Amazonian plant in human cancer cells is deciphered
  2. ^ Amazonian plant provides antitumour activity
  3. ^ Buitrago Díaz, Alexis; Rojas Vera, Janne; Cote, Valentina; Bruno-Colmenárez, Julia; Díaz de Delgado, Graciela (2010). "NMR elucidation and crystal structure analysis of 1-hydroxy-3,6-dimethoxy-8-methyl-9h-xanthen-9-one (lichexanthone) isolated from Vismia baccifera (Guttiferae)" (PDF). Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas. 9 (6): 470–474.
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Vismia baccifera: Brief Summary

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Vismia baccifera is a tropical plant used by indigenous peoples in South America, in Colombian Amazon as well as Brazil, infused as traditional medicine. It has been demonstrated to have great antitumor capability in kidney and liver by inducing massive oxidative stress in cancer cells, but not healthy cells, leading to rapid death of cancer cells. One of the phytochemicals it contains is lichexanthone.

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