According to hundreds of studies dedicated to this subject, it appears that curcumin truly has remarkable properties, being recognized primarily for its anti-cancer effect. And yes, it appears that curcumin prevents the emergence and development of many cancers including colon and breast cancer.
Turmeric has been in the spotlight these years due to it's main compound, the curcumin. Maybe the perfect plant has been found, the one capable to come forth with solutions to the most difficult health problems we face ... We don’t know yet.
Nature is a tremendous miracle reservoir and in the last 20-25 years several extraordinary plants (or mushrooms …) moved one after the other in the spotlight as universal panacea, nurturing people’s expectations and hope: Noni, Aloe Vera, Ginseng, Garcinia Cambodia, Reishi, Astragalus and others. All these are indeed extraordinary plants, but they couldn’t confirm the unrealistic expectations surrounding them.
Curcumin is the main ingredient of the asian curry spice named Turmeric. Turmeric powder is made from Curcuma Longa root that belongs to the ginger family and grows all over the southern Asia even in the wilderness of the Himayaia. Turmeric is largely present in indian and asian food and has been used in Ayurveda medicine since thousands of years.
This time the medical community and the scientific world seem to share a special enthusiasm in this matter not mandatorily because of the multiple uses and efficacy but because of it's very strong effects on cancer and on Alzheimer's disease. According to hundreds of studies dedicated to this subject, it appears that curcumin truly has remarkable properties, being recognized primarily for its anti-cancer effect. And yes, it appears that curcumin prevents the emergence and development of many cancers including colon and breast cancer.
Curcumin prevents the spread and proliferation of tumor cells as well as the transformation of normal cells into cancer cells. Meanwhile, curcumin inhibits the synthesis of a protein which is believed to be responsible for tumor formation and helps the body destroy modified cancer cells, thus preventing them to spread in the body.
The online publication GreenMedInfo (www.greenmedinfo.com) brought to the public attention more than 400 studies found in the database of the US National Library of Medicine displaying more than 580 potential benefits of turmeric and its major polyphenol, the curcumin: destroy drug resistant cancers, protect against diseases caused by radiation, reduce inflammation in the body, protects against heavy metal toxicity, prevents and suppresses Alzheimer's disease … just to name a few.