The turmeric powder is a spice that is obtained from the underground stem of the plant Curcuma longa, originating in countries of Southeast Asia. It grows in areas with temperatures between 20 and 30 Celsius and humidity conditions characteristics. It belongs to the zingiberáceas family, like cardamom. Tumeric has used as a food seasoning for centuries in India and as a food coloring in products such as mustard and some cheeses. We find it in the form of powder or root and, also, sometimes, mixed with pepper and cinnamon in the mixture that we popularly known as curry. But do you how to use turmeric for cancer treatment? Let’s find out.
The preventive effect of turmeric against cancer
Turmeric serves to prevent many different types of cancer, and its effects have especially been studied in cancers of the lung, pancreas, and stomach. Regular consumption of turmeric enhances the effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Along these lines, a couple of recent studies have investigated the effects of turmeric in patients with pancreatic tumors.
Initially administering 200 milligrams of turmeric daily and, subsequently, 400 milligrams daily by mouth, as adjunctive treatment to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
A second study focused on the effects of turmeric in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. In this second case, patients received 8 grams of turmeric orally daily.
The tumor of one of the patients decreased after following the clinical trial, without showing signs of toxicity derived from taking this amount of the plant.