According to US research, an extract found in grape seeds may have the ability to kill off cancer cells. Lab tests exposed leukemia cells to the extract, and within 24 hours 76% of them had killed themselves. Healthy cells went unharmed.
Grapeseed extract has shown also to be effective against lung, stomach, prostate, skin, breast and bowel cancer in lab tests. Grapeseeds hold the antioxidant resveratrol, which has properties that are not only anti-cancer but also good for the heart.
Lead researcher Professor Xianglin Shi said: "What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this shows that grapeseed extract fits into this category."