Nanoparticles in tea leaves can destroy lung cancer cells, says study
Are you a chai fan? Well, we have some good news for you. A new study has shown that the nanoparticles in tea leaves help to destroy up to 80% of lung cancer cells!
These nanoparticles are called quantum dots. They are 400 times thinner than a strand of human hair. A group of researchers from United Kingdom have used quantum dots from tea leaves in order to stop lung cancer cells from growing.
Nanoparticles are already popular in health care. They have been used for various studies and medicines over the years. But quantum dots is a new thing. It is expected to create a revolution in the study of medicine, mainly to cure cancer.
Quantum dots can be made chemically. But they are expensive, could have side effects, and even release toxins!
Quantum dots are extracted by incubating cadmium sulphate (CdSO4) and sodium sulphide (Na2S) from tea leaves. It does not have any side-effects because it is natural.