Curcumin is an extract from the root of the herb Turmeric (Curcuma longa).
This extract from the root of turmeric has proven useful in the treatment and prevention of tumors, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
-protects cells from free radicals via different mechanisms ” in vitro ” even protects from deadly doses of radiation;
-stimulate the immune system in general , as well as local;
-regulates the growth of “nuclear factor-kappa beta” – (NFkB), a growth factor of malignant cells , and ” in vitro ” inhibits proliferation of malignant cells in the prostate;
-block estrogen , a hormone that stimulates the growth of breast cancer;
-inhibits COX and LOX, two inflammatory enzymes that develop in certain forms of cancer , –such as cancer of the colon;
-a similar level of anti-inflammatory effect as aspirin ;
-” In vitro ” induces apoptosis ( natural cell death ) of cancer cells more effectively than selenium , vitamin A and D3 and green tea;
-” In vitro ” stop the proliferation of malignant cells in Stage 2;
-helps in inhibiting angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels that feed the tumor);
-has effects and protection from viruses and ” in vitro ” prevents replication of HIV in infected cells;
-inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation , which leads to heart attack .
Independent research studies have shown that Curcumin has potential for treating the five most common cancers in the United States: