Balsamo planta (B.
peltatum) is a plant with a reputation for healing.
It is said to be effective against colds and flu, but the medical world has long rejected the medicinal use of the plant.
“People often have negative reactions to balsamic acid,” said Dr. David R. Anderson, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.
“The fact that balsami oil is being promoted as a treatment for colds is a very, very interesting point.”
But a growing body of research is now arguing that balamic acid may actually be a potent antioxidant that may actually help your body fight cancer.
In the early 1900s, balsamea was used as a medicinal herb in Japan.
When used for this purpose, balamos oil contains a mixture of the chemical compound phenolic acids, which are the building blocks of all plants, and a compound called dihydroxyflavones, which is the active component of all the other compounds in the balsams oil.
These compounds are found in the leaves of balsamedia and other plants and in the bark of the balsa tree.
When combined, they form a protective layer on the inside of your mouth, a feature known as a phytocannabinoid receptor, according to the American Journal of Pharmacology.
Studies conducted by Dr. Anderson and colleagues have shown that balsa leaf extract contains phytochemicals that could help prevent cancer, according the journal.
But these phytochemical components can’t protect you from the effects of chemotherapy.
So, to make balsames oil more effective, Dr. James W. Gartrell, a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and his colleagues decided to test its ability to block the cancer-causing effects of chemo.
To test their hypothesis, the researchers took balsama leaf extract, combined it with a chemical called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are chemicals found in cigarettes, and then sprayed the oil onto human skin.
The PAHs were sprayed in the same direction as chemo-induced tumors, as shown by images captured by the researchers.
After about one week, the scientists found that the PAH-containing extracts had the same protective effect as those containing only balsamine.
And it wasn’t just the balesamic acid compound that protected against the cancer chemo, either.
Using a computer model, the team found that a combination of balesamea and PAH reduced tumor growth in mice.
What’s more, they found that balesames oil could also stop tumor cells from forming new tumors by preventing cell death.
These findings, according with the researchers, may have profound implications for patients undergoing chemo treatment.
“It may be possible to take an oil that has an anti-tumor effect and make it more potent,” said Gartrel, who is also a professor in the department of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School.
This study could have wider implications.
“I think it is really a matter of clinical trial,” he said.
However, other scientists are skeptical of the effectiveness of the research.
“They didn’t do a proper analysis of the data,” said Prof. Michael E. Gagnon, an assistant professor of medicine and director of the department for the biology and biomedical sciences at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Houston, Texas.
“And they’re not testing this in humans.”
He said that it’s not clear whether the combination of PAH and balsamingo extract has any therapeutic effects.
“We’re not really sure if the combination works,” he told ABC News.
“In terms of efficacy, I don’t think this is the best research that we have done.”
The researchers plan to continue their study with a larger number of patients to see if the balamsamea oil and PAHS-based combination can also be effective in preventing the growth of malignant melanoma.
They also plan to test their product in patients with other cancers, including melanoma, pancreatic, lung, breast, and testicular cancer.