Dandelion root extract approved for clinical trials of cancer-fighting benefits
CTV Windsor Published Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:13PM EST
A dandelion is seen in this file photo in Windsor, Ont., on Nov. 15, 2016. (Melanie Borrelli / CTV Windsor)
Encouraging news for University of Windsor cancer researchers.
Health Canada has given scientists the go-ahead to begin a clinical trial of the cancer-fighting benefits of dandelion root extract.
It has shown promising hope in killing bad cells, while leaving the healthy ones alone.
A request for a human trial was submitted in 2012 and is only now getting the green-light.
The trial is now open for oncologist referrals, with room for 30 patients, who have exhausted all other cancer treatments