Many loved dishes in the world would have never been complete without turmeric. Turmeric is one of the most commonly used spice used in many households. It is the orange colored powder that is popular for its many uses not only in cooking, but also in treating several ailments and conditions.
More and more studies conducted recently are supporting the claim that turmeric can fight many types of cancer. And although turmeric has not really been recognized as one of the natural and non-toxic cancer therapy, it is already being used by many cancer patients to fight the disease.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin and according to a number of studies, the substance is effective when it comes to preventing many types of cancer including stomach, liver, breast, colon and lung. It is because this ingredient is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature. It is also said that curcumin can stimulate a gene that suppresses tumor. This gives the turmeric the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells.
As for the modern medicine, chemotherapy is one of the most commonly used method to treat cancer. However, experts say that it should not be the first approach to be used, but rather the last resort, when all other treatments fail. That’s because chemotherapy has a number of known side effects to the body. Chemotherapy can kill cancer cells but it does not necessarily target the root cause of the disease.
It can even kills the healthy cells in the body. But this does not mean that chemotherapy should never be used anymore because it has also been successful when it comes to treating cancer, only that there are also far other options or methods available before resorting to this treatment.
The curcumin content in turmeric can actually do wonders when it comes to making chemotherapy more effective. It helps the chemo target the right cancer cells while it reduces the harmful side effects. And according to researchers, curcumin also has side effects but these are really very minimal and not alarming. In addition to killing cancer cells, it also can prevent the growth and the growth of these deadly cells in the body.