Silver Nanoparticles Biosynthesized Using Achillea biebersteinii Flower Extract: Apoptosis Induction in MCF-7 Cells via Caspase Activation and Regulation of Bax and Bcl-2 Gene Expression

In this clinical study, published in February 2015 in the journal Molecules, researchers treated a human breast cancer cell line with silver nanoparticles that were synthesized using flowers from the Yarrow herb (Achillea biebersteinii).

The researchers acknowledged previous research demonstrating that silver nanoparticles have been demonstrated to be toxic against cancer cell lines, and concluded that their “green”-synthesized silver nanoparticles worked equally as well, stating, “The cells were exposed to various concentrations of Ag-NPs for 24 h and 48 h then the toxicity effects of Ag-NPs assessed using the MTT assay. The MTT results showed that the Ag-NPs decreased cell viability on a dose and time-dependent basis. The inhibitory concentration (IC50 value) was 20 µg/mL after 24 h of cell treatment. It is similar to IC50 that reporting with other researchers.” In other words, similar to the results of other clinical studies, the 20 ppm concentration of silver nanoparticles used by the researchers killed half of the cancer cells after just 24 hours of treatment

The researchers concluded, “In summary, our data indicated that the biosynthesized silver nanoparticles induced apoptosis on MCF-7 cell line… Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles from Achillea biebersteinii flower extract could be considered a potential chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of breast cancer.”

[pdf-embedder url=””]

Click the image above to learn more about the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator that allows you to make high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, and is so easy to use, even my 88 year old mom uses one!

P.O. Box 84910
Phoenix, AZ 85071

Phone Orders/Customer Service: 1-888-528-0559 (M-F, 8am to 4pm AZ time)
FAX Orders: (602) 943-2363 (24 hours a day)
Tech Support: (760) 253-2988 (M-F 9am to 5pm CA time)

Email Sales/Customer Service:
Email Tech Support:

Copyright . No reproduction without the expressed written permission of The Silver Edge.

[IMPORTANT NOTE AND DISCLAIMER: We are not doctors. We are distributors of electronic appliances and nutritional supplements. Therefore we cannot and do not offer medical advice. Please do not call with medical questions. If you have a medical problem, please see your licensed physician. Self-treatment is not recommended. The FDA has not evaluated the information contained on this web site. Products distributed by The Silver Edge are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Testimonials are the subjective experiences of our customers and are not intended to be construed as being prescriptive in nature, nor a guarantee that the usage methods described are safe, effective or reliable, nor a guarantee that your results will be the same; individual results may vary. Additionally, the contents of this web site are strictly for information purposes only, and should not in any way be construed as providing or attempting to provide medical advice. Information on this web site is derived from sources deemed to be accurate and reliable, but no guarantee, express or implied, can be made regarding the accuracy or reliability of same. Therefore readers are encouraged to verify for themselves and to their own satisfaction the accuracy and reliability of all reports, recommendations, conclusions, comments, and opinions. The Silver Edge does not make any claims or promises as to health benefits accruing from the use of any product. There is plenty of publicly available independent documentation -- both pro and con -- regarding the uses and efficacy of colloidal silver and its long history in health and medicine. For a comprehensive overview, you may want to obtain a copy of The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual (547 pages, from Life & Health Research Group, LLC, 1-888-846-9029). Or see the link above to "Some Interesting Sources of Information on Colloidal Silver." Colloidal silver generators are electronic appliances designed to produce high-quality silver colloid. They are not medical devices. The Silver Edge specifically disclaims responsibility or liability for any loss or hardship that may be incurred by the reader as a result of the application of any information included on this web site, or as a result of the use or misuse of any electronic product or nutritional supplement. You are solely responsible for your health and nutrition choices. Anyone with additional information on colloidal silver is encouraged to write to The Silver Edge at the address directly below, so that it can be shared with others who may be interested.]