admin | March 4, 2015 | Health |
The most world-wide spread disease nowadays is cancer. However there are some alternative solutions that can help you treat the cancer and there are chances that the effect will not be so destructive. One of those alternative solutions is using turmeric.
Turmeric is mostly used in Asian dishes for giving special flavor to the food. It belongs to the same family as the ginger root and it has a lot of health benefits.
25 patients were put through a clinical trial and were treated with turmeric. They were having pre-cancerous changes in their organs and the active ingredient in turmeric known as curcumin prevented the pre-cancerous changes to become cancer.
This ingredient is a powerful antioxidant and it helps the protection of the body’s cells from molecules that are known as free radicals and can damage the cells.
According to several studies the curcumin obstructs several significant molecular pathways that cause the development of cancer and its enlargement and spreading.
Researchers have reported turmeric to inhibit the formation of cancer-causing enzymes.
“In learning the molecular biology of cancer pathways, and in learning that what the evidence actually shows the effect of natural product extracts on various relevant molecular targets in various cancers, we see that there’s actually quite a large amount of evidence that supports using various molecules, natural products, and pharmaceuticals that are already approved and that have been around for a long time to affect anti-cancer activity along that pathway at that target. That’s called molecularly targeted anti-cancer treatment, and it’s widely practiced in oncology today.What’s not widely practiced is the use of the natural products for the molecularly targeted anti-cancer activity. I provide that for my patients because the evidence base suggests and supports the use of these treatment recommendations.”
Source: Healthy Food House
Other included sources linked in Healthy Food House’s article:
Organic Health , Mercola.com , Cancer Research UK , Cancer.org