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Jiva Organic

Jiva Organic Barley Grass Powder 7 oz

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Jiva Organic Barley Grass Powder 7 oz

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Herbal products have long been used to prevent or treat diseases, including cancer (). Furthermore, certain anti-cancer therapeutic agents that are chemically produced originate from herbal products and their chemical characteristics are modified (,). Typically, patients prefer to take herbal products (); herbal products have historically been used as traditional medicines, such as traditional Chinese and Korean medicines, Kampo medicines and Ayurvedic medicine (,,). Certain herbal products were demonstrated to treat cancer and/or reduce the side effects of cancer treatment (,,). Therefore, herbal products are considered to be promising for cancer prevention and treatment.

Barley grass extract (Hordeum vulgare L.; Bex) has long been used as a food product. Its biological effects have also been addressed by various in vitro and in vivo studies, although evidence there is limited evidence of the efficacy of Bex against specific conditions (). The effect of Bex on the immune system was revealed in in vitro and in vivo experimental sets (). Accordingly, Bex inhibited atopic dermatitis in NC/Nga mice by altering the expression levels of cytokines (). Similarly, Bex repressed lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation (). Furthermore, its effect in type 2 diabetes was revealed in a genetically engineered mouse model and patients (,). Therefore, the effects of Bex on particular diseases have been demonstrated at least in experimental systems. A previous study revealed that Bex caused apoptosis of leukemia and lymphoma cell lines (); however, its effect in cancer remains unclear.

The present study examined the effect of Bex in different cancer cell lines, including breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells and prostate cancer DU145 cells. Bex induced apoptotic cell death in MDA-MB-231 and DU145 cells. Furthermore, its effect resulted from an increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level. Thus, the current study suggests that Bex may be useful for treating cancer, particularly breast and prostate cancer.