Table of contents:
- Know the Facts of Bajakah Wood for Cancer
- Other Benefits of Bajakah Wood for He alth
- Side Effects of Bajakah Wood as Herbal Medicine
The benefits of pirated wood for cancer have been widely discussed. This makes pirated wood hunted by buyers from various regions in Indonesia. However, is it true that pirated wood is effective and safe for treating cancer?
Kayu bajakah (Spatholobus littoralis Hassk) is a plant from the interior of Central Kalimantan which has long been used by the Dayak tribe to treat various diseases. However, this plant has never been cultivated because not many people know about its benefits.
Thanks to a study, the benefits of pirated wood for cancer were in the spotlight overnight. After that, the benefits of pirated wood to treat other diseases began to be explored by the community.
Know the Facts of Bajakah Wood for Cancer
Claims about the benefits of pirated wood for cancer treatment emerged when three high school students from Indonesia won gold medals at the World Invention Creativity Olympic event in Seoul, South Korea, in July 2019.
In their research, the three students found the benefits of pirated wood to treat cancer in white mice. Bajakah wood is thought to contain natural compounds of flavonoids and saponins that have anticancer properties.
Although the research went smoothly, the Indonesian Ministry of He alth straightened out that the benefits of pirated wood for cancer in humans still require further research. This is because previous studies have only shown the effect of pirated wood on cancer in animals.
In order to be used as medicine, pirated wood must go through several stages of clinical trials. In humans, clinical trials are carried out in 3 phases to find out how it works, efficacy, safe limits for drug doses, and side effects that the drug can cause.
Not only that, clinical trials are also used to find out what types of cancer can be cured by consuming pirated wood.
Other Benefits of Bajakah Wood for He alth
In addition to being suspected of being a cancer drug, Bajakah wood has also been studied for several other he alth benefits, namely:
Fighting free radicals
The phenolic compounds contained in bajakah wood are known to have very strong antioxidant activity. Besides being able to counteract the effects of free radicals, antioxidants also play an important role in reducing the risk of degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, liver damage, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Prevents bacterial infection
A study says that pirated wood extract is also useful for preventing bacterial infections, especially Escherichia coli bacteria. The benefits of this pirated wood are also thought to come from the content of natural compounds in it, such as flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and polyphenols.
Accelerate wound healing
Pirate wood is thought to accelerate wound healing and stop bleeding in wounds. The saponin and tannin compounds contained in the bajakah wood are thought to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in the wound, which supports the wound healing process.
Side Effects of Bajakah Wood as Herbal Medicine
Although it comes from natural ingredients, it doesn't mean that pirated wood is free from side effects. Just like other herbal medicines, bajakah wood can have serious and severe side effects, depending on the he alth condition of the person taking it.
However, the side effects of consuming pirated wood still require research.
The use of pirated wood for cancer is considered too early and risky. Therefore, make sure you consult with your doctor first before consuming pirated wood or other herbal medicines to treat cancer.