Crinum latifolium is a widely used plant in Asian
folk and traditional medicine
July 22 2016
Q. Crinum Latifolium is getting a great deal of positive press. Have
you seen any studies on this Vietnamese herb?
A. I have not come across many studies regarding the benefits of this plant.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 . Extracts of Crinum latifolium inhibit the cell viability of mouse lymphoma cell line EL4 and induce activation of anti-tumour activity of macrophages in vitro. Crinum latifolium leaf extracts have been traditionally used in Vietnam and are now used all over the world for the treatment of prostate cancer. However, the precise cellular mechanisms of the action of CL extracts remain unclear.