According to many studies, turmeric extract, commonly known as curcumin, is more effective and 100 times less toxic than chemotherapy. Furthermore, it has been discovered that curcumin has stronger effects in destroying colorectal cancer cells than the conventional pharmaceutical medications.
The strong anti -- carcinogenic characteristics of curcumin have been confirmed by British scientists for the first time. This research was published in the monthly edition of Cancer Letters. Namely, their team has discovered that it can boost the effects of chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer. What’s more, this extract is more effective when used separately.
Scientists tend to prove that curcumin, which is the most important polyphenol in turmeric, is more effective than chemotherapy. The study showed that curcumin is highly effective in treating colorectal cancer and causes no side effects.
Undoubtedly, this is a very important breakthrough, since it is the first time that the anti-carcinogenic properties of curcumin have actually been confirmed, based on the results of chemotherapy, including 5-FU and oxaliplatin treatment, in patients who recuperated.
Moreover, these scientists found that turmeric is more effective when is used on its own, since it destroys the cancer stem cells that create spheroid structures. When compared to treatments with oxaliplatin and/or 5-FU, curcumin showed better results in reducing the number of spheroids.
Nevertheless, these claims need further research. Hence, before deciding to try any kind of treatment, be sure to consult your doctor.