Sources of Natural Suramin in Siberian Trees and Its Health Benefits
Suramin is a natural remedy that has been used in medicine for over 100 years. It was first synthesized by scientists Oskar Dressel, Richard Kothe and Bernhard Heyman in 1916. It is a sulfonate antiparasitic drug that has been used for decades to treat African sleeping sickness caused by the single-celled parasite Trypanosomiasis.
However, the use of this remedy was limited by strong systemic side effects. When administered intravenously, the drug causes vomiting, urticaria, neuropathy. In some cases, even anaphylactic reactions and serious kidney damage were noted.
Today, thanks to the latest scientific research, suramin is experiencing a rebirth.
What natural products contain suramin?
The richest sources of life-giving suramin today are conifers growing in ecologically clean regions of Siberia. Many generations of locals strengthen their immunity with the help of natural teas from:
- Pine tree cones.
Tea made from pine cones is a real treasure of useful substances. This tea helps with vascular and heart diseases. It also helps to normalize the functioning of the nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. In Russia, such tea was used to fight hangovers and binge drinking. It is generally accepted that if you inhale pine vapors, you will immediately manifest an aversion to alcohol.
Today, many doctors also advise patients with oncology and diabetic ulcers to regularly take pine cone tea.
- Spruce and fir needles.
Due to the high content of suramin, tea with pine needles is not only a method for treating diseases, it is effective for preventive purposes. Due to its high content of vitamin C, it is useful for the prevention of scurvy. In the cold season, spruce tea reliably protects against influenza, since the needles of needles contain shikimic acid.
Suramin has been proven to be effective in the treatment of oncology and peptic ulcer diseases.
The promise of using suramin for medical purposes is confirmed by scientific research conducted over the past few years. Last year, scientists from the University of Arizona at Buffalo, USA, tested suramin as a treatment for oral mucositis and diabetic foot ulcers.
When applied topically, this natural remedy has shown unexpected efficacy, exceeding that of all drugs known today for the treatment of these severe conditions.
This breakthrough by University of Arizona researchers, supported by Keith Kirkwood, Ph.D., chair, and professor of oral biology at UB School of Dental Medicine, could help thousands of patients whose current treatment options are either ineffective or painful and invasive.
Suramin suppresses the symptoms of autism in children.
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego conducted clinical trials on ten children with autism syndrome, the results of which prove the effectiveness of suramin in alleviating the symptoms of the disease.
The remedy trials involved ten boys with autistic disorder, aged 5 to 14 years. The scientists paired the children up by age, IQ, and stage of illness, after which one child of the pair was given suramin and the other a placebo. As a result, those children who took suramin showed a dramatic improvement in the symptoms of the disease, including even the resumption of speech activity.
It should be noted that suramin is not currently a commercially available remedy, and its use for therapeutic purposes in the United States has not been approved by health regulators. Scientists intend to conduct five more additional studies over the next five years to obtain approval for its use in therapy.