Turmeric’s Healing Roots
The history of the spice turmeric, whose main active component is called curcumin, is diverse and well-documented. Curcumin is actually part of the ginger family and it is made by grinding the roots of a large-leafed Asian plant known as Curcuma Longa.
The spice itself has been used by the people of India and Asia for centuries and many of its uses - from treating cuts and sores to more serious chronic diseases - are described in ancient Indian medical texts.
Recently, there has been a surge in research on this spicy, golden-coloured powerhouse - take a look...
According to University of Chicago scientists, curcumin inhibits a cancer
-provoking bacteria (H. pylori) associated with gastric and colon cancer
. And biochemists in China reported that curcumin reduces a gene responsible for starting up prostate cancer
, and could also reduce hormone receptor sensitivity to this gene.
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Scientists have discovered a Natural Compound that’s been shown to DESTROY these cancer stem cells…
In a major study, published in the journal Anticancer Research, scientists identified EIGHT different ways in which this natural compound destroys cancer, including:
Inhibiting COX-2, an enzyme that causes chronic inflammation, which can lead to cancer.
Impeding the formation of new blood vessels near cancer cells – which causes the cancer cells to starve to death.
Inducing a tumour suppressing gene that deactivates cancer stem cells.
Improving communication between healthy cells, allowing them to recognise cancer cells as threats.
Disrupting the communication between cancer stem cells and other cancer cells.
Stopping cancer from spreading in the body.
And, preventing the regrowth of cancer stem cells.
There are hundreds more studies like this one that show just how powerful this Natural Compound really is against cancer stem cells.
In fact, there are over 1,500 citations in the US National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database, that prove its significant anti-cancer activity.
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Curcumin also appears to be able to suppress the formation of tumours as well as protect against the DNA damage that causes cancer. One study found the risk of tumour
development in rats following exposure to X-ray dropped from 70.3% to 18.5% after receiving just 1% curcumin (turmeric extract) in their diet.
Research done on breast cancer
cells resistant to the common cancer drug Taxol showed that curcumin was also able to suppress proteins responsible for metastasis and enhance cancer cell apoptosis (pre-programmed cell death or “cell suicide”) - an exciting discovery that holds great potential for cancer treatment
There are hundreds more studies like this one that show just how powerful this Natural Compound really is against cancer stem cells. In fact, there are over 1,500 citations in the US National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database, that prove its significant anti-cancer activity.