Is There A Preventive Role For Turmeric in Cancer Prevention?

CurcuminsLooking at mother nature we see the green of the trees, the color changing leaves, and the soil in which they grow, but do we ever stop to think what nature can do for us in benefiting our health and longevity? I am certain you can agree medical science and science has come a long way from where we began in developing cures for the common cold and ailments. Research supports every year where we find cures, vaccines, and medical benefits we increase the human life expectancy by another ten years. At this rate most of us will not expire till we are well into our middle to late 100’s. But can we simply attribute these findings, cures, and medical break through simply from those who discovered them? Truthfully the answer is no, the answers have always been there, its simply just the matter of finding and using these medical marvels.

Turmeric, also known as; jiang, huang, haridra, and Indian saffron is a spice commonly grown in India, Euro-Asia, and Asian regions. The long term use and benefits of this herb trace back thousands of years to the ancient Chinese, Indian, and Indonesian cultures of the world. Research and studies have shown when giving curcumin found in turmeric to 25 patients with pre cancerous changes in their organs, medical scientists saw a dramatic stop of the precancerous changes in the patient’s body and also saw regression of the cancerous and precancerous cells. This was backed by the study which showed low rates of cancer in regions and populations where turmeric / curcumin were consumed 100 to 200 mg a day over a long period of time. So the question still remains, can turmeric cure cancer?

(Cancer Research Center of United Kingdom – The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) 2012)

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