Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions, it is a powerful antioxidant that is also anti-viral and anti-bacterial; plus it seems to have great potential to fight cancer in a number of ways. Scientists believe this natural compound works in a way that reverses more than a half dozen known cancer-promoting processes and that these actions give curcumin multiple mechanisms for fighting tumor growth from the earliest stages of development.
“Extensive studies attest to curcumin’s ability to fight many types of cancer”
Turmeric’s active ingredient is Curcumin, with over 1,500 published studies, is proving to be an effective treatment for over 100 different types of cancer. It ‘stops the development of cancer by interfering with the cellular signaling aspects’ of this chronic disease. It has also been ‘proven to reduce systemic inflammation and oxidative stress’.
“Curcumin has the ability to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed”
Curcumin has been extensively researched for decades and has demonstrated clear ‘anti-cancer power’ in clinical trials, yet it is still not widely accepted or prescribed as part of an integrative or holistic cancer treatment plan. Curcumin has been shown to trigger apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which is the body’s natural and necessary way of ridding itself from damaged cells. Cheryl Myers (head of Scientific Affairs and Education for EuroPharma Inc.) refers to curcumin as ´the anti-cancer herb´ because of its success in stopping cancer formation, replication and spread.