Turmeric helps in curing colon cancer – study

Turmeric helps in curing colon cancer - study
Turmeric powder

It’s believed that Turmeric may play a vital role in preventing and treating colon cancer which takes more than 1000 lives a year. A compound found in Turmeric holds promise in treating colon cancer.

The perennial plant is one of the most valuable spices in the Indian house and adds color and a warm flavor to foods.
Other than this, it is best used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to treat inflammation and cure infections.

The researchers have found out that combining two plant compounds known as curcumin and silymarin has medicinal properties that can treat colon cancer and treat liver disease.

Turmeric benefits:

The researchers treated the cells initially with curcumin and then with silymarin to get the best result. The combination of the compound helped fight the colon cancer cells from multiplying and spreading.

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In addition, turmeric therapeutic approaches assisted in avoiding toxicity problems and fighting the side effects that are caused by chemotherapy. It was noted in an experiment that when the cell was treated with both the compound of the yellow powder, it helped in undergoing a high amount of cancer cell death.

Over the years, researchers have studied how the compound curcumin helps fight the deadly disease. Even though many researchers also pointed out how Turmeric can cure colon cancer, no concrete information was provided until recent times. But current finding has shown that the spice slows the growth of new blood vessels in tumor and slowly helps in killing the cancerous cell.

How it helps in treating cancer:

To better understand the compound, Ezekiel, who passed out from the Madurai Kamaraj University in Tamil Nadu, believes that both compounds help fight colon cancer.

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For the research to be successful, the compound will have to be first studied in an animal model and then in humans because if not used in the right amount, it may prove to be harmful to people.

To get the best result from Turmeric, it is advisable only to add little spices to your diet instead of taking high doses of the compound. The research paper was published in the Journal of Cancer.

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