Originally posted on April 21, 2017.
In a post titled “Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs,” Sayer Ji, the founder of GreenMedInfo.com writes that turmeric, primarily driven by its curcumin component “compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications.” On that list of medications are statins like Lipitor, corticosteroids, antidepressants like Prozac, Aspirin, and many more. Ji writes:
Another way in which turmeric and its components reveal their remarkable therapeutic properties is in research on drug resistant- and multi-drug resistant cancers. We have two sections on our site dedicated to researching natural and integrative therapies on these topics, and while there are dozens of substances with demonstrable efficacy against these chemotherapy- and radiation-resistant cancers, curcumin tops both lists:
We have found no less than 54 studies indicating that curcumin can induce cell death or sensitize drug-resistant cancer cell lines to conventional treatment.[x]
We have identified 27 studies on curcumin’s ability to either induce cell death or sensitize multi-drug resistant cancer cell lines to conventional treatment.[xi]
Considering how strong a track record turmeric (curcumin) has, having been used as both food and medicine in a wide range of cultures, for thousands of years, a strong argument can be made for using curcumin as a drug alternative or adjuvant in cancer treatment.
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