It is no secret that many spices and herbs have anticancer properties. According to recent studies, Indian spicy long pepper (Pippali) refers to such products, writes Zee News, reports “Orthodox”.
In this type of pepper is a substance (pipelogin), can stop the body in the production of a particular enzyme. The enzyme is usually in large amounts found in tumors.
Pipelogin shows activity against cancer of the prostate, breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukemia, brain tumors. Using x-ray crystallography, the scientists were able to create a molecular structure that showed how the chemical was transformed after entering the body.
It turned out it turned into an active agent that inhibits the activity of the gene GSTP1. This gene is associated with the production of the enzyme, which can be found in large amounts in tumors.
According to scientists, thanks to advances in modern medicine was able to identify the amazing properties popular in Indian cooking pepper.