Thunder god vine seems straight out of a superhero movie, but it exists. Get the details on this controversial herbal remedy.
Transcript: Thunder god vine is a highly POISONOUS plant, but its root bulb contains several compounds with medicinally promising PROMISING properties. CELASTROL, a compound found in thunder god vine, can ease inflammation and autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. At this time, treatment with thunder god vine is still a challenge, as it is difficult to extract celastrol without CONTAMINATING it with the plant’s poisonous compounds, and there are side effects such as diarrhea, headache and nausea. More »