LAST CHANCE TO BUY - Yew tree medicinal plant greetings card
LAST CHANCE TO BUY - Yew tree medicinal plant greetings card
LAST CHANCE TO BUY - Yew tree medicinal plant greetings card
LAST CHANCE TO BUY - Yew tree medicinal plant greetings card

LAST CHANCE TO BUY - Yew tree medicinal plant greetings card

£3.00

Botanical illustration inspired watercolour European Yew Tree twig card celebrating the yew needle's healing properties. Gift a dose of nature to the plant lover in your life. Part of the botany collection.

Front: “TAXUS BACCATA Medicinal plant”
Inside: Blank
Back:
“Plant - European Yew
Medicinal drug – Docetaxel
Treats – Breast, lung, head and neck, prostate, stomach cancers
The needles of Taxus baccata, or European Yew, contain chemicals called taxanes. Taxanes stop cells from dividing, and therefore cancers from growing, by disrupting the function of the microtubules crucial for cell division. Yew tree needles are collected between May and October, when the taxanes are most concentrated, to make the chemotherapy drug docetaxel. Docetaxel is usually taken after surgery to get rid of the last few cancer cells.”

Size: 12.7 x 17.8 cm
Envelope: Recycled brown fleck Kraft
Cello: biodegradable
Card: 300gsm Soft Castillo White, Forestry Stewardship Council certified
Medium: pencil; watercolour

Photos: Neil Spicer Photography, 2016

References
Pharmaceutical Journal News: www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/news/how-bark-from-the-pacific-yew-tree-improved-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer/11084729
Independent article: www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-clippings-of-a-300-year-old-150ft-yew-hedge-can-save-the-lives-of-cancer-patients-9655500
National Trust article: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/yew-trees-helping-to-fight-cancer