Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and researchers are trying to figure out if it can help treat cancer. The specific chemical that researchers are looking into is diferuloylmethane . Turmeric has been used in the past to help reduce inflammation, arthritis and obesity as well with some success. The researchers also ended up talking about curcumin because it can help control cell death. However, there still needs to be more research done to figure out if turmeric and curcumin can actually treat cancer.
- Turmeric has historically been associated with increasing flavor and healing properties.
- According to researchers, the curcumin in turmeric is a promising candidate for treating cancer.
- No definite research exists to prove that turmeric cures cancers, only that it is potentially viable.
“The chemical in turmeric that most interests medical researchers is a polyphenol called diferuloylmethane, which is more commonly calledcurcumin. Most of the research into turmeric’s potential powers has focused on this chemical.”