Press TV - Iranian researchers have produced the world's first anti-cancer medication derived from herbs indigenous to the country.
Spinal-z is a methanolic mixture of dried powdered seeds, domestic to Iran, which are considered poisonous on their own. The combination of the herbs has shown promising results in treating stomach cancer.
Iran's Deputy Health Minister, Hamidreza Rasekh, said that spinal-z, which has strong anti-carcinogen properties, has successfully finished the three phases of clinical studies and will be ready to enter the market soon.
"Spinal-z is not a miracle drug for cancer but it can be an effective means to control such malignancies," Rasekh added.
Spinal-z is proven to be effective in treating stomach cancer; its effect on other types of cancer, however, requires further research.
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