Indian spice turmeric has several medicinal values and has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine.
But, do you know that this yellow powder can treat cancer too?
A recent research has revealed that the turmeric has a compound that treat colon cancer.
Colon Cancer is the cancer of the rectum, located at the lower end of the digestive tract, which frequently is caused by lifestyle factors, such as diet.
The study found that combination of two plant compounds- curcumin and silymarin – holds promise in treating colon cancer as both have medicinal properties.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric while silymarin is a component of milk thistle, which has been used to treat liver disease.
Treating the cells initially with curcumin, then with silymarin was more effective in fighting cancer than treating the cells with either phytochemical alone.