Advances in Research


This year, we are pleased to share with you the results of research conducted at Kansas University on the blend of green teas selected by Mirko Beljanski.

This study shows that the tea blend selected by Mirko Beljanski (“OnKotea”) is capable of destroying breast cancer cells, even if they have metastasized. This tea blend has also been shown to be effective against cancer cells in the liver, bladder, and

For melanoma, the activity of tea extract has been observed on at least four cancer lines. In addition, the study compared this blend with other green teas (Kusmi, Bigalow and Lipton) and found that not all green teas are equally effective. This exceptional mixture had been identified by Mirko Beljanski thanks to his Oncotest.

The research program this year extends to the extract of golden leaves of Gingko biloba. Mirko Beljanski observed that irradiated skin cells show excessive levels of enzymes called RNases. These enzymes alter RNA molecules, and when present at high levels, they disrupt the balance of RNA in cells, an important factor in the development of fibrosis. He also found that the golden leaf extract of purified Ginkgo reduces skin RNase activity in cells exposed to radiation and may thus provide an agent to reduce skin fibrosis.

As Beljanski reported, the data shows that “radiation-induced skin fibrosis can be attenuated or even suppressed in vivo by a biological regulator” such as that found in golden leaf extract of Ginkgo. This extract (very different from widely available green leaf extracts) also plays an important role in the protection of internal tissues through which radiation passes, helping to prevent scarring and fibrosis in these tissues, which is often the cause of skin problems and long term health. The extract also has a positive effect on the liver.

“Human Skin Fibrosis RNase Search for a Biological Inhibitor-Regulator“. Deutsche Zeitschrift
für Onkologie, 26, 5, 1994, pp. 137-139.

This year, we want to better understand the enzymes that are inhibited by this golden Ginkgo extract, and in particular to study whether the enzymes that are responsible for angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels that supply cancer cells with nutrients and oxygen ) are
inhibited. This phenomenon, also called “vascular mimicry” has been particularly demonstrated in highly aggressive tumors such as metastatic melanoma.

This year’s program, focusing on melanoma cells, will therefore fortunately complement the work concluded last year showing that the tea blend was effective against various lineages of melanoma.