Sea Cucumber and Cancer Treatment

Nowadays, natural components play an important role in medicine and pharmaceutical sciences. In recent years, the role of natural components with marine origins has increased. In that regard, dried and fresh sea cucumber has remained a delicious Asian food for centuries. Dried or fresh sea cucumber is used in traditional medicine formulas in East Asia to treat Asthma, high blood pressure,rheumatism, and anemia, because dried or fresh sea cucumber contain vitamins, minerals, and some type of proteins. Because sea cucumber is not physically structured to defend itself against predators, it releases secondary metabolites which regard as chemical defense.The chemical metabolites of cucumber contain compounds with the chemical structure of glycoterpenoid, chondroitin sulfate, glucosaminoglycan, sulfated polysaccharide, and essential fatty acids that have anti-cancer, cytotoxic and antioxidant properties.

Cancer is one of the most common diseases and a leading cause of death in developed countries. In recent years, scientists have strived numerous efforts to treat this disease. Chemical and biological studies have shown that the sea is a rich source of anti-cancer components. Studies on the biological properties of the sea cucumber species to …. can be the right path in the development of the pharmaceutical industry.

Because sea cucumber contains chemically-structured components such as Glycotropenoids, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosaminoglycans, Sulfated Polysaccharides, Glycoproteins, Glycosphingolipids, and essential fatty acids, it has effective healing properties including:

  • Anti-tumor properties
  • Accelerated healing of wounds
  • Anticoagulant properties
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Antioxidant properties