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Group A. Sources of Plant Chemicals in Clinical Use Today

1. Cantharanthus roseus (Rosy Periwinkle)

2. Camptotheca acuminata (Happy Tree or Tree of Joy)

3. Podophyllum peltatum or P. emodii (May Apple )

4. Taxus brevifolia, T. baccara  (Western Yew and English Yew)

Group B. Plants used in some present and past clinical trials

1. Aspidosperma subincanum

2. Ochrosia Coccinea

3. Cephalotaxus harringtonia  (Japanese Plum Yew)

4. Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato)

5. Ricinus communis (Castor Bean)

6. Isatis tinctoria (Dyer's Woad)

7. Indigofera tinctoria

8. Baphicacanthus cusia

Group C. New Research is planned for these plants for use with monoclonal antibodies

1. Acronychia bauerlenii (Byron Bay Acronychia)

2. Baccharis megapotamica

3. Bouvardia ternifolia

4. Brucea antidysenterica

5. Cyclea peltata

6. Fagara macrophylla

7. Heliotropium indicum

8. Maytenus buchananii

9. Putterlickia verrucosa

10. Stepania tetrandra

11. Tabebuia rosea

12. Thalictrum dasycarpum

13. Tripterygium wilfordii

Group D: Organisms Used in Cancer Treatment (See Images Below)

1.     Cordyceps (Mushroom)
2.     Cone snail
3.     Epipedobates (Dart frog)
4.     Metabolites (Marine organism - i.e. sponges, corals, etc.). Graphic available from Judy
5.     Dolabella auricularia (Sea slug)


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Frog skin secretions

 

 

Source: John Daly, NIDDK

Mushrooms

Fungi

Cones

Sponges

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