Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Laetrile: The unknown fact in Cancer Care; Way to Nursing Practice

Address:   Mr. Ananda Kudari
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, SDM Institute of Nursing Sciences, Sattur, Dharwad, 580009, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00094.1

Laetrile is synthetic form of the natural substance called as amygdalin which found naturally in raw nuts and the pips of many fruits, particularly apricot pips/kernels. Laetrile is often touted as a cancer remedy. There are sayings that vitamin B17 foods can cure cancer or at the very least put it in remission when large doses are consumed every day, but this is merely anecdotal evidence, not specific scientific evidence but using laetrile for cancer treatments has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Further research studies are necessary to conform whether to consume vitamin B17 content food or not. Nurse must know about alternative therapy for the patients with cancer by using amygdalin content food.
Amygdalin, cyanide, cancer, apricot, seed, alternative therapy.
Ananda Kudari. Laetrile: The unknown fact in Cancer Care; Way to Nursing Practice. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(4): 440-443.
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