Recent studies have found that curcumin, which is derived from the spice turmeric, can destroy tumors in mesothelioma mouse models.
Researchers in Italy found that curcumin has the ability to hinder the capacity of cancer cells to multiply, which leads to the cells’ death. The mice treated with curcumin experienced reduced tumor growth and survived longer than mice treated with a placebo.
Turmeric and curcumin have long been touted for their medicinal properties and have been used as a supplementary medicine for many conditions including autoimmune diseases, skin disorders, diabetes and inflammatory diseases. There have also been numerous clinical trials which have shown that the spice has anti-cancer properties and has been used as a chemo-preventive agent or used alongside chemotherapy. Find out more about this study here.
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