Monday, 11 August 2008
Was the cure for cancer once here?
In the UK the ‘superbug’ MRSA is a major problem in hospital infections. Recently though 52 patents who were suffering from hospital acquired MRSA infected wounds were asked to take Stabilised Allicin capsules, (a Garlic derived compound) and to treat their wounds with a stabilised Allicin cream or spray. In every case the wounds healed. This is of course a case of the cure already being available to us through God's creation of nature; many of our medicines are based on plants.
But there is the problem. Every day dozens of plant species with their complex chemical structures are being wiped out by deforestation, logging and development. A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss. Who is to say that in the image above there was not the cure for cancer or aids waiting to be discovered?
Posted by Fr. Peter Doodes at 07:59