Doctors Cancer Research UK: turmeric kills cancer cells thanks to antioxidants Curcumin, which is the active ingredient of turmeric, helps reduce the risk of cancer in humans and stops tumor growth, said doctors Cancer Research UK, a charity engaged in cancer research, writes Daily Express.
According to doctors, there is a “superfood” that can kill cancer cells. Due to the high concentration of antioxidants, they consider turmeric an alternative remedy for the treatment of cancer. Experts have called the spice a “cancer killer.” Scientists have also noticed that in countries that actively use this spice, the number of people with cancer is much lower.
Turmeric is also good for the eyes – it reduces the risk of cataracts. It reduces the risk of glaucoma and macular degeneration. Turmeric is used as a means to reduce cholesterol.
At the same time, excessive consumption of turmeric can cause upset stomach, acid belching, diarrhea, dizziness and headache.
Earlier, Brazilian scientists found out that the polyphenol curcumin, contained in turmeric roots and used as a food coloring agent, is a potential antiviral agent for the treatment of coronavirus.