As per a study led by Dr Glen Boyle from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institution in Brisbane, a substance in the rainforest berries could destroy head and throat tumours as well as melanomas.
In the pre-clinical tests, an experimental drug produced from the seeds of the rainforest plant, Blushwood tree (Hylandia Dockrillii), has been shown to eliminate or reduce tumours in animals, such as cats, dogs and horse.
The team found that a single injection of the medication EBC-46 led to fast breakdown of a variety of tumors which could be effective in human patients.
Researchers were surprised to find that the medication took action within 5 minutes, and with tumours vanishing within days.
EBC-46 is a substance produced from the fruit of the Blushwood tree which specifically grows in far north Queensland.