Anticancer Potential of Turmeric and Curcumin

 

Unlocking the Anticancer Potential of Turmeric and Curcumin

Written by Keith Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, Educator, and Retired Pharmacist

Few spices have garnered as much attention and acclaim as turmeric in natural health and wellness. This vibrant yellow-orange root, a cornerstone of traditional medicine for thousands of years, has a rich cultural heritage that connects us to our ancestors. Central to turmeric's healing prowess is curcumin, a compound extensively studied for its potential anticancer properties. This blog post delves into the fascinating world of turmeric and curcumin, shedding light on their anticancer actions, challenges in absorption, and the innovative solutions to these challenges while also touching upon their role in conventional cancer treatments.

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric, a root, or rhizome, of the Curcuma longa plant, native to Southeast Asia, is not just a spice but a cultural icon. Its distinctive golden hue and warm, slightly bitter flavor inspire...

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