What Is Leukemia?
Leukemia is a cancer of blood cells. The development of this illness increases when the blood cells in the bone marrow start behaving abnormally. These abnormal cells are known as leukemia cells. Eventually, these leukemia cells outgrow the normal functional blood cells and hence cause a hindrance in their functionality.
In this disease, there is a production of abnormal white blood cells, which are the cells that protect the body against infection. But contrary to the normal WBCs, these abnormal leukemia cells continuously grow and divide and ultimately warm out the normal blood cells. The outcome is that it becomes challenging for the body to fight against infections, stop bleeding by causing coagulation, and transport oxygen to all the parts of the body.
Anti-Leukemic Properties Of Kratom
This medicinal herb is known for its effects as an anti-carcinogenic remedy. It has been proved to combat the progress of some cancers, like leukemia and breast cancer. And the anti-oxidants that it contains also help in this illness by helping in the repair of cell damage of all kinds. Along with that, it is also known to be an effective pain killer who can come handy to people undergoing chemotherapy and enduring chronic pain during the process.
Some of the alkaloids that are responsible for this particular property of the herb are:
- Isomitraphylline: It comprises of about less than 1% of the total alkaloid content of the leaf.
- Epicatechin: This alkaloid can help to avert cancer. Other than its anti-leukemic property, it is rich in the following listed properties-Antioxidant, antiaggregant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antihepatitic, antimutagenic, antiperoxidant.
- Mitraphylline: This Oxindole alkaloid sums to up to about 1% or less of the total alkaloid content. It has properties like vasodilation, muscle relaxer, antihypertensive, diuretic, antiamnesic, anti-leukemic and likely to be an immune stimulant too.
- Speciophylline: This Indole alkaloid also comprises of about less than 1% of the total alkaloid content.