Turmeric for cancer
(Curcuma longa L.)
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR CANCER
Curcuma, powerful antioxidant
The popular tradition and scienc has shown that plant foods have health claims, because they are nutritionally balanced as they contain natural pigments (dyes), with antioxidant properties. Food Antioxidants help the body fight free radicals formed due to physical activity, stress or snuff.
When the body gets this extra help of antioxidant substances to offset the fatigue, cancer cell are less likely to occur. A balanced diet with high consumption of plant foods, is a very important factor in preventing disease.
The intense yellow color of turmeric is no exception, and because of its potential coloring, we sense that its anti-cancer properties are very important.
The rhizome of turmeric contains at least 10 cancer-fighting compounds, among which curcumin and curcuminoids, beta carotene, curcumenol, curdione, turmerone, terpineol and limonene.
Recent research on the effects of supplementation with turmeric revealed that curcuminoids have protective effect against skin cancer, duodenal cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
Turmeric also acts by inducing apoptosis (natural death) of cancer cells without producing toxic effects. Other factors designed to prevent cancer are related to its anti-inflammatory capacity.
Turmeric prevents damage caused by chemotherapy medication
Turmeric has shown preventive effects on chemotherapy medication. In particular, it could help correct the damage to the heart and kidneys caused by doxorubicin.
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