Also found that turmeric can help in the treatment of skin cancer.
Turmeric is a spice that adds yellow food color. Studies have shown that curcumin (the main chemical component of turmeric) has a number of valuable properties.
In particular, curcumin can play a supportive role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease – it starts the process of protein production, which is struggling with brain damage by free radicals. In addition, it was revealed that curcumin can help in the treatment of skin cancer.
The study, conducted by researchers from the cancer Center to them. Andersen at Texas a & m University (USA), curcumin was administered in the affected melanoma cell line, stimulated the destruction of malignant cells in tumors. There is also reason to believe that curcumin prevents the development of breast cancer. Expressive about this show in particular, experiments on mice conducted in the same the University of Texas.
Now scientists are actively exploring other potential therapeutic properties of curcumin, in particular, for the treatment of multiple myeloma and pancreatic cancer, and the prevention of oral cancer.
In addition, in one of the British universities started the study of the effects of turmeric on cancer of the gastrointestinal tract.