Homoeopathic medicines (ultradiluted preparations) are utilized to treat multiple diseases, including cancer by some practitioners mostly in India and South America.
Earlier studies indicated that homoeopathic medicines are cytotoxic to tumor cells and reduced animal tumors.
A new study indicate that apoptosis is one of the mechanisms of tumor reduction of homeopathic drugs.
The medicines that were used in the study included Ruta 200C, Carcinosinum 200C, Hydrastis 200C, Thuja 200C, and Thuja 1M. These drugs were tested for their ability to induce apoptosis as seen by morphology, DNA laddering, expression of genes related to apoptosis, and TUNEL assay
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