Antineoplastic Effect Of Pinellia Ternata
It has been reported that pinellia ternata is effective in the treatment of esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, tongue cancer, skin cancer and malignant lymphatic cancer. Pinellia ternata extract has certain inhibitory effects on HeLa cells, tumor 180, HCA solid tumor (liver cancer), U14(squamous epithelial cervical cancer). The total alkaloids of pinellia ternata could inhibit the growth of K562 cells and inhibit their proliferation.
Polysaccharide extracted from pinellia ternata has strong activation activity of reticuloendothelial system, which can enhance the phagocytic function and secretion of reticuloendothelial system, and inhibit the occurrence and proliferation of tumor. Pinellia ternata polysaccharide extracted from methanol has the ability of inducing polynuclear white blood cells, so it is speculated that pinellia ternata may be a cellular reaction that leads to tumor destruction by activating polynuclear white blood cells.